• The Bristol Hippodrome

    Take a look at the shows coming to The Bristol Hippodrome

The Bristol Hippodrome

Are you a fan of Theatre? Then you may want to take a look at the shows coming to The Bristol Hippodrome.


It is one of the country's top, family-friendly provincial theatres, which proudly welcomes major West End Productions and Broadway shows to their stage.

Situated in the centre of Bristol, the theatre has seating on three levels giving a capacity of 1,951. It frequently features shows from London's West End as well as regular visits by the Welsh National Opera and an annual pantomime. 

The theatre opened in 1912 and has since been listed as a Grade II building.  An important feature when it opened was a huge water tank at the front of the stage, which could be filled with 450,000 litres of water. Along with the tank was a large protective glass screen which could be raised in order to protect the orchestra and those in the stalls.  It also has a dome, which can be opened when necessary - since air conditioning has been installed this is rarely opened.  

The Bristol Hippodrome has something for everyone, whether you prefer musicals, ballet, opera, concerts, comedians or children’s shows, the venue’s comprehensive programme is likely to have something that takes your fancy.

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Disney's The Lion King at Bristol Hippodrome

On stage between 7th September - 23rd November 2019

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi-award-winning musical uses breath-taking masks and puppetry to create pure theatrical magic.

At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba - the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

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Les Miserables

On stage between 7th April and 9th May 2020

Mackintosh has also announced the casting for the second year of the tour with Dean Chisnall playing Jean Valjean, Nic Greenshields playing Javert, Katie Hall as Fantine and Harry Apps and Maurius.

This production inspired the hugely successful movie version starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, which is also based on the original novel by Victor Hugo. Staging and scenery have also been inspired by paintings by Hugo and the show is set to dazzle the Hippodrome next spring.

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Stay at Future Inn Bristol

Bristol Hippodrome is a 9-minute taxi ride from Future Inn Bristol. On public transport, it would take around 11-minutes or if you prefer to cycle it would take 7-minutes. It is approximately a 19-minute walk from the hotel.

Future Inn Bristol is an ideal base for the night offering various sized rooms including ones that can sleep up to four adults or a family.  Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers. Under 12's stay for free with a paying adult, see our Family Break Package. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 0117 304 1010 or reservations.bristol@futureinns.co.uk

Pre or Post Theatre Dining

Chophouse Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before or after exploring. Every day the team serve breakfast, brunch, lunch, or an evening a-la-carte menu. Our set menu offers 3 courses for £20 daily between 6pm-9.30pm. Under 5's always eat for free, and the offer is extended to under 12's with a paying adult during school holidays. A large selection of drinks is also available including cocktails all of which are £7. Bookings can be made on 01752 701000 or chophouse@futureinns.co.uk.  Alternatively, you can book online: 

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