If you’re looking for a great, fun filled and family friendly event for the evening, then why not take a trip to the cultural hub that is the city of Bristol and visit the Bristol Hippodrome. The Bristol Hippodrome is one of the most active and popular theatres in the Southwest, and it’s not difficult to see why. Its hosted some of the biggest names in stage theatre history, with frequent visits from London’s West End and Broadway productions. So whether you’re into your musicials, ballet, opera, music gigs, stand up comedy or pantomime, there will almost always be something on show that’ll take your fancy!
Designed and built by Frank Matchan in 1912; a man whose portfolio of work includes some of the most extravagant architectural designs in the country – such as the Victoria Palace, Hackney Empire and the London Palladium, The Bristol Hippodrome is now listed as a grade II English Heritage building, making it a must-visit for Victorian-era architectural lovers. Furthermore, the auditorium has a beautiful dome above the stalls, on a good day countless audiences have had the pleasure of enjoying the opening of this dome to reveal the sky above. As the auditorium now has air conditioning, this is rarely used, but you can still request this event during intervals and it has been used as part of the prop set for music gigs and musicals! If you’re interested further in the history of the Hippodrome, why not take a guided tour and take a behind the scenes look and divulge yourself in the history of this beautiful theatre.
The Bristol Hippodrome has such a diverse list of shows it’s impossible to encapsulate the full spectrum of shows that are available. With a capacity of 1951 people, you can be guaranteed a vibrant and engaging atmosphere. From some of the biggest names in the West End such as Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera, to big shot comedians such as Frankie Boyle, Lee Mack and Russell Howard, and children shows such as Winnie the Pooh Live, you can be almost guaranteed that there will be something on offer during your stay at the Apple Tree Hotel.
The Bristol Hippodrome has thrilled audiences for over a century and continue to do so today, so while you’re visiting us, take a trip to the Bristol Hippodrome for a fantastic night out!