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Disney’s beloved Olivier Award-winning stage musical Beauty and the Beast – which has been re-imagined and re-designed in a completely new production – will make a triumphant return to Bristol this Autumn, as part of its UK and Ireland Tour.

The new production of Beauty and the Beast originally opened at the Bristol Hippodrome in August 2021, enjoying a sold out season and thrilling audiences. The acclaimed musical will return to the city with performances beginning from Thursday 29 September 2022, for a strictly limited season until Sunday 12 November.

Tickets will go on-sale for London at 10am on Friday 18 March. Customers can sign up to be amongst the first to access tickets at

The tour is currently playing at the Birmingham Hippodrome, and includes a season this summer at the London Palladium, before returning to Bristol.

Spectacular new designs and state-of-the-art technology fuse with the classic story, as the timeless romantic tale is brought to life on stage like never before, with all the charm and elegance audiences expect from Belle and her Beast.

Beauty and the Beast is reimagined in startling new designs which use the latest theatrical innovations. Among the many new features is an exuberant tap dance within the legendary production number Be Our Guest.

Olivier Award nominee Matt West directs and choreographs this new production, leading a team that includes composer Alan Menken, lyricist Tim Rice, bookwriter Linda Woolverton, scenic designer Stan Meyer, costume designer Ann Hould-Ward and lighting designer Natasha Katz. The team collectively received five Tony nominations and a win for Hould-Ward’s costume design, when Disney first debuted Beauty and the Beast on Broadway 28 years ago.

The original West End production of Beauty and the Beast opened at the Dominion Theatre in April 1997, playing over 1100 performances to more than two million people. It won the 1998 Olivier Award for Best Musical and enjoyed a hugely successful UK & Ireland tour in 2001.

Based on the 1991 film – the first animated feature ever nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture – Beauty and the Beast opened on Broadway in April 1994 and garnered nine Tony nominations and one win. It played for more than 13 years on Broadway, closing in 2007. It remains to this day – 28 years after it opened – among the top 10 longest running shows in Broadway history. The 2017 live-action retelling of the animated classic quickly became the highest grossing live action film musical of all time, a record only beaten by The Lion King live-action release in 2019.