The Bristol Hippodrome, the city’s very own West End theatre, opened its doors on 16 December 1912 when the curtain rose for the first time on what was generally agreed to be Oswald Stoll’s most magnificent provincial theatre.
It is a superb example of the grand architecture of the late Victorian era and is one of the masterpieces of design by Frank Matcham, the most eminent theatre architect of his time.
One of Matcham’s spectacular features included the provision... Read more >>
With countless West End credits to his name, Peter McKintosh is the design mastermind behind some of the country's most successful stage productions, We caught up with Peter about his work on Guys and Dolls now on in the West End and heading out on tour soon.
Here are our top tips about the best Christmas shows to go and see this 2014. There's something in here for everyone, whether you're from Torquay, Glasgow or anywhere in between.
Check out which of our biggest and best musicals are UK bound this 2014, and which plays are taking punters by storm.
10 Interesting Facts about Bristol’s Christmas Pantomime
While we eagerly await the arrival of this year's pantomime Dick Whittington, opening on 6 December, we ask the Hippodrome staff why they love it so much. Here are a few of our favourite things...
Bristol artists take to their pens and pencils to capture the body in motion by watching the Russian State Ballet at The Bristol Hippodrome.
Take our pantomime quiz to decide which show is the one for you. Are you young at heart like Peter Pan, a bit of a clean freak like Cinderella, a fan of exotic climates like Aladdin, not a morning person like Sleeping Beauty, one of the lads like Snow White, keen on heights like Jack and the Beanstalk or all about the gold like Dick Whittington?
This Christmas, we thought we'd try and get some of ATG's staff centre stage with our own version of the '12 Days of Christmas' classic. Contributors are - in true ATG style - from all round the country, and involved in theatre in many different capacities.
Join us every day in the lead up to our Christmas pantomime and hear all the back stage gossip from the pantomime 'horses' mouth himself Andy Ford!
The people of Bristol turned out in their thousands on Friday...
Interesting facts about Cinderella in Bristol
We all know Cinderella is Bristol’s panto of Christmas present, but only the panto fairies know the Panto for Christmas future! So let's take a trip down memory lane with the front covers of our fabulous pantomime/Christmas show programmes for the past 28 years with some interesting facts thrown in for good measure!
Did you know that ATG owns 40 theatres? Each unique in their own special way... here are some nice photos that show them off at their best.
We’ve asked a whole load of folk to outline their experiences of the theatre scene and drama courses at their universities.
We take a look at the history of this great theatre and some interesting things that have happened along the way.