The Wardrobe Theatre

South West

The Wardrobe Theatre is a fringe studio venue and thriving arts hub in the heart of Bristol showcasing the best of the city’s theatre-makers, companies and artists. In December 2015 we relocated and built a new arts space in the Old Market area of the city, a shared building with The Old Market Assembly.

In 2017 we welcomed 34,000 audience members and staged over 500 performances. Our programme is a lovingly curated mix of theatre, comedy, storytelling, live music, poetry/spoken word, dance, puppetry, cabaret, drag, improvisation, new writing and family shows, with an emphasis on emerging artists and Bristol-based work.

Regularly throughout the year we also produce/co-produce productions of our own with dynamic Bristol-based creative teams and companies, shows which often go on to tour nationally.


  • Circus
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Mixed Media
  • Musical Theatre
  • Physical
  • Puppetry


  • Community
  • Disability
  • New Writing
  • Young Peoples

Organisation Type

  • venue