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Panto season has officially kicked off at the Bristol Hippodrome, and there’s so much more to look forward to as well! Plus, did you know it will be the grand old theatre’s 110th Birthday on 16 December!


Must end Sat 31 Dec!

You shall go to the ball next Christmas with the spectacular family pantomime Cinderella.

Craig Revel Horwood leads the cast as the Wicked Stepmother, alongside Bristol’s favourite panto comic Andy Ford as Buttons, musical theatre and cabaret star Alison Jiear as the Fairy Godmother with Daniel Norford as Dandini and Lauren Hampton as Cinderella.

Join Cinders as she goes from rags to riches, outwits her very wicked sisters and meets her dashing Prince Charming.

Captioned performance: Tue 6 Dec at 7pm
Relaxed performance: Fri 16 Dec at 2pm
Sign Language Interpreted performance: Thu 29 Dec at 7pm
Audio Described performance: Thu 29 Dec at 7pm
Touch Tour: Thu 29 Dec at 5.30pm

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes: Living Dangerously

Tues 3 Jan 2023

Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.

Amongst his many record-breaking achievements, he was the first to reach both Poles, the first to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Ocean, and the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis.

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Varna International Ballet – Giselle, Swan Lake & The Nutcracker

Thu 5 Jan – Sat 7 Jan 2023

Founded in 1947 and currently celebrating their 75th anniversary, the critically acclaimed Varna International Ballet comes to the UK for the very first time.

Renowned for its award-winning soloists and magnificent corps de ballet, the company has been delighting audiences for decades at home and abroad with its performances of the highest quality.

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PLUS, the Bristol Hippodrome is launching its Movers classes in January – a gentle strength, stretching and toning class to boost flexibility and stability for over 60s, and a fun way to stay active! Classes will start on Tuesday 10 January and will take place every Tuesday at 10.30am. For more information and to sign up to classes, please get in touch with email hidden; JavaScript is required.