Bristol Shakespeare Festival is a Community Interest Company (CIC) - a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to bringing the most exciting and original productions of Shakespeare to the energetic, artistic city of Bristol.
Founded in 2003, the festival is run by a team of dedicated volunteers. These guys are passionate about bringing the freshest productions of Shakespeare’s plays to some of Bristol’s most beautiful and unusual spaces. Fantastically for the folk of Bristol, the festival takes place every summer during the month of July.
Amazing national touring companies such as The Lord Chamberlain’s Men and Shakespeare’s Globe, have participated alongside others. This is in addition to schools, youth groups, special educational needs and disability arts groups.
Spaces previously used in Bristol include Redcliffe Caves, Brandon Hill Bowling Green, Leigh Woods, The Rope Walk Pub, The Tobacco Factory, The Alma Tavern, Boiling Wells Amphitheatre, Blaise Castle and Ashton Court Estate.