Be transported back to 1766 in Britain’s oldest theater – The Bristol Old Vic. It will be celebrating its 250th anniversary by re-introducing audiences to the thunder run, creating a life like surround sound depicting a storm. The sound of the storm reverberates round the entire auditorium. The 18th century Georgian experience has not been used since 1940 and has been made possible by a 220k research grant. Modern audiences will be thrilled by the large bowling balls which hurtle down special wooden channels to give this realistic storm experience by generating omnipresent rumblings throughout the theater.
The Bristol Old Vic will be audibly enhancing performances when it opens with King Lear this year. It is situated in beautiful Bristol. The address is Bristol Old Vic, King Street, Bristol, BS1 4ED. You can find out more details at the Box Office which is open Monday to Friday 10am and closes 15 minutes after the start of the last show. The Bristol Vic is open on Saturdays from 12pm midday and the Box Office is closed on Sundays with the exception of performance days when the box office will open one hour before the start of the first show, and close 15 minutes after the start of the last show.
Please check the website which can be visited here for details of performances and other opening times.