What's On In and Around Bristol

Today to Fri 28 Oct, by distance closest first.

A Dead Body In Taos

The body of a 70-year-old woman is found in the New Mexico desert near the town of Taos, a place of pilgrimage for those seeking to embrace alternative forms of living. She is Kath Horvath.
Bristol Old Vic King Street BS1 4ED Details >
Today and Sat 1 Oct

Impermanence Presents: It Begins In Darkness

It Begins In Darkness is a dance full of ghosts. In this stark, stripped back performance, five dancers move through a series of mysterious and experimental rites of passage, channelling past,...
Bristol Old Vic King Street BS1 4ED Details >


'Must I remember?' Hamlet's father is dead. His mother has remarried. He is alone with his thoughts. Then, he speaks.
Bristol Old Vic King Street BS1 4ED Details >
Thu 13 Oct, Sat 15 Oct, Mon 17 Oct, and more dates until Sat 12 Nov

For A Palestinian

Bilal has always been obsessed with love stories. Here he tells you his favourite: the true story of Palestinian translator Wa’el Zuaiter.
Bristol Old Vic King Street BS1 4ED Details >
Thu 13 Oct to Sat 15 Oct

Tiata Fahodzi: Talking About A Revolution

What would a revolution look would like in 2022? Talking About A Revolution is a triple bill of short plays by writers Diana Nneka Atuona, babirye bukilwa and Malaika Kegode, who ask us to look at...
Bristol Old Vic King Street BS1 4ED Details >
Wed 19 Oct to Sat 22 Oct

The Thunder Run Experience

Ever wondered how eighteenth-century sound technicians conjured thunder above the heads of our very first audiences?
Bristol Old Vic King Street BS1 4ED Details >
Sat 22 Oct, Thu 10 Nov, Thu 17 Nov


The biggest yawn, the cosiest bed, The softest blanket, the sleepiest head, Winter's approaching, prepare for a rest, With some help from the animals who hibernate best.
Bristol Old Vic King Street BS1 4ED Details >
Tue 25 Oct to Sat 29 Oct

Saba Douglas-Hamilton - In the Footsteps of Elephants

Elephant conservationist and filmmaker, Saba Douglas-Hamilton, was born and raised amongst elephants and nomads in the savannahs of East Africa.
Bristol, 1532 (BGS) BS8 1SJ Details >
Sat 1 Oct

Stone the Crones spoken word night

Stone the Crones is a spoken word night featuring the work of older / aging / elder women. Expect open mic slots and two headlining sets from established older / aging / elder women poets / spoken...
Windmill Hill City Farm Philip Street Bedminster Bristol BS3 4EA Details >
Sat 8 Oct

Instant Wit

The best in improvised comedy - welcome to an evening of songs, gags and general silliness – and all of it based around audience suggestions!
Alma Tavern Theatre, Alma Vale Rd BS8 2HY Details >
Sat 22 Oct

Madam Good Tit

Helen Bauer is basic, well, basic-plus, because she is aware of it. 2019’s Best Newcomer nominee has announced her first UK tour starting on Wednesday 28th September at the Edinburgh Stand...
Tobacco Factory Theatres Bristol: The Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Rd, Southville, Bristol BS3 1TF Details >
Sat 8 Oct

The Rat Pack, Swingin’ at the Sands

Take three great singers, add a dash of comedy and rousing camaraderie with a pinch of the greatest songs ever written and what do you get?
Redgrave Theatre Percival Road, Clifton,, Bristol, , United Kingdom BS8 3LE Details >
Sat 15 Oct


Dancing Thru' The Decades is a Club For All Over 30's Who Enjoy A Great Mix Of Music From the 60's 70's 80's 90's with a Pinch from the 00's.
BAWA Club, (B4056) Filton BS34 7RG Details >
Fri 7 Oct

High Street Market. Shirehampton, Bristol.

Visit our popular High Street Market where you will find wonderful stalls selling fantastic items at affordable prices.
Tithe Barn High Street, Shirehampton, Bristol BS11 0DE Details >
Thu 6 Oct

Keynsham Comedy Club Smiley Spaces

Probably the best value Comedy Ticket in the UK, Smiley Spaces is a family-run club that is proud to bring you the very best standup comedians in a safe and friendly environment.
The Space, 5 Temple St, Keynsham. BS31 1HA Details >
Sat 1 Oct

Orchard Harvest Day at Winterbourne Medieval Barn

A fun day out for all the family based around orchards and harvest.  Full programme of entertainment throughout the day.
Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne BS36 1SE Details >
Sun 9 Oct

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Join us for coffee and cake at on September 30th between 12pm and 2pm at Evolve Dentistry, Portishead.
Harbour Road, Portishead BS20 7AL Details >

Half-term scarecrow trail at Dyrham Park

Visit Dyrham Park this October half term to find scarecrows through the parkland and collect All Hallows' Eve clues. The trail will run from Sat 22 to Sun 30 October 2022.
Dyrham Park National Trust near Bath SN14 8HY Details >
Sat 22 Oct to Sun 30 Oct

Wrestling Live in Bristol

The High flying, hard hitting superstars of the wrestling world head to town for a one night only extravaganza.
Thornbury Leisure Centre Alveston Hill Thornbury, Bristol BS35 3JB Details >
Sun 2 Oct

FREE taster session with the Clevedon Rock Choir

If you are pondering whether there is a 'pop or gospel choir near me' then you may be interested in the local Rock Choir.
Christchurch, Chapel Hill, Clevedon BS21 7LL Details >
Wed 26 Oct, Wed 9 Nov, Wed 16 Nov, Wed 23 Nov, Wed 30 Nov

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