Bristol & West General Branch returns to Bristol Old Vic as regular Meet Up Venue

The Bristol & West General Branch of Equity is pleased to announce that it will be once again hold its regular branch Meet Ups at the historic Bristol Old Vic theatre.

Since our branch's inception, the relationship with Bristol Old Vic has been an essential one. The branch was founded as a result of the closure of the theatre in 2007, and we campaigned heavily for its reopening. Once reopened, we held our monthly branch meetings at the theatre in 2009 and 2010, but this could not continue due to ongoing development works in the building. We campaigned against local government funding cuts to the theatre in 2017, and have been part of Equity's dialogue with Bristol Old Vic as they have adjusted to the financial impact of these cuts. Now the building work is complete, we are delighted to be able to return to the theatre for our regular Meet Ups.

Please keep any eye on our main branch page (, and our social media channels, for dates and themes of Meet Ups.

Members attending the Meet Ups should arrive to the main entrance/bar of the theatre by 7:15pm, where a member of the committee will collect you, to take you to the Meet Up space (rehearsal/performance spaces, which are generously being offered for free to the branch by Bristol Old Vic). Some signage will be in place in the bar to help you find the group.

The Meet Up spaces are all accessible by lift. Please email us if you have any access needs you wish to discuss.

We would like to thank Bristol Old Vic for the generous loan of their facilities for our Meet Ups, and we look forward to welcoming all of our members there.

  • LOCATION: Bristol Old Vic, King St, Bristol BS1 4ED [map]
  • PARKING: Pay and display parking is available on nearby Queen Square (3 minutes walk away - £3 flat rate after 6pm*) [parkopedia]
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT: A few minutes walk from multiple bus routes stopping in central Bristol. 20 minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station.

*information correct at time of writing