Opening in 1997, the Alma Theatre has gone through an almighty TWO DECADES and is oldest pub theatre in Bristol. Converted into a perfect black box theatre with 48 in-tiered seating from what used to be two separate function rooms, it is an incredibly versatile space that has seen hundreds of productions, many of which have been world premieres. It has strong ties with most local theatre companies and is committed to championing new writing from the Bristol Theatre Scene.
In celebration of our 20th anniversary we've being ungoing some well deserved changes! We have launched our own in-house Production Company, Schoolhouse Productions, with our second play just around the corner, in March. We have also started a Saturday Youth Theatre School, Alma Juniors, and started the slow, but vital process of updating our facilities.
For many years Bristol favourites, Theatre West, held a seasonal residency of original writing. We work with university society’s and amateur groups from the South-West to showcase their work as well as including some of the best touring theatre companies in our programme. Our other connections include Bristol Old Vic, Hecate Theatre and Red Rope to name a few. Every season we have a host of varied productions that complement the diverse nature of the city and beyond.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Due to the size and location of the theatre we are unfortunately not fully accessible to those with mobility issues. The theatre can only be reached by narrow staircases that lead on to either the stage or the back of the auditorium. If you are interested in visiting our theatre and have and concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of the team. Additionally, as it is such a small space we do not have a hearing induction loop in place and therefore any persons with hearing issues may not be able to hear the show.