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 >>
Reserved seating for patrons is available on three levels: Stalls (ground floor), Grand Circle (middle floor) and Upper Circle. Stalls and Grand Circle seats give an excellent view to the stage: patrons seeking more leg-room might prefer Stalls seating rather than Grand Circle. Aisle seats might also be an option. Please be aware that while the view from Upper Circle is generally very good, it is 3rd tier seating. There is no lift. Seats are cushioned, bench-style but with low backs and no armrests. With 100+ steps to negotiate, the Upper Circle may not suit all patrons!
Restricted views: Front Row Stalls is very close to our high stage and may offer limited viewing at some performances. Grand Circle K16, K36, L16 and L36 are in line with a slim pillar. Upper Circle Row B may have the thin safety-rail in your sightline. Row A1-16 and A63-78 (slip seats) are situated high above the front, side boxes and viewing is from an acute angle.
Boxes: (for 2, 3 or 4 people) are available for purchase but may have restricted viewing at some performances. Boxes are not bookable online: please call 0844 871 3012 or visit the Box Office in person to check availability. Boxes cannot be part-sold. Side-view Boxes (J to U) are closer to the stage and vary in size - they are only accessible via stairs. Rear Stalls Boxes (A to H) are all 4-seaters, face the stage, and are more ac,cessible.