Culture

Bristol offers something for everyone, whether you’re into music or museums.

If it’s film and independent cinema you enjoy, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Try Cube, Watershed, or the newly reopened Everyman theatre. Film clubs abound, from Bristol Bad Film Club to the Sunset Cinema, and if you want to see something seriously retro, visit 20th Century Flicks and pick up some videos.

Laugh out loud at the Bristol Improv Theatre, or visit the oldest continuously running theatre in the UK, Bristol Old Vic. For other great shows, don’t miss Bristol Hippodrome, or plays at the Wardrobe Theatre and Tobacco Factory.

Bristol is the birthplace of Arcadia, famous for their shows fusing sculpture, engineering, lighting, circus and robotics.

The At-Bristol Science Centre mixes fun with learning, and you can wonder at the night sky in the UK’s first 3D Planetarium. Learn about the city at the M Shed museum and explore the animal kingdom at Bristol Zoo and the Aquarium.

Listen to live jazz at The Old Duke, dance to folk and rock at the Canteen, or see something classical at Colston Hall. You can keep the records spinning at one of many vinyl shops, from Rise in Clifton to Wanted Records in St Nicholas Market and Idle Hands in Stokes Croft.

Keep your balance at a roller disco at the Trinity Centre, a converted church, or rave on a boat at Thekla. Other eclectic nightlife is on offer at venues across the city, from the compact Cosies in St Pauls to the larger clubs Motion and Lakota.

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