Cultural experiences from the stage to the street
For a city with a rich and diverse history, it’s hardly surprising Bristol offers such a varied range of cultural experiences. From art galleries to theatres, sightseeing to museums, you’ll find we have something for everyone.
There’s The Watershed, for example, with its pick of independent cinema, digital media and events. The Tobacco Factory is a dynamic, pioneering and popular theatre, attracting a wide variety of shows from the freshest talent around. Meanwhile, M Shed is Bristol’s exciting and innovative new flagship museum.
For something a little more traditional, there’s the Royal West of England Academy of Arts housing over 1,200 works of art from 19th century to the present day.
Away from the theatres and museums, there are cultural gems to be seen everywhere you look. The city is home to many engineering masterpieces like the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge and Brunel’s ss Great Britain. Take a walk around the city and you can see several works by celebrated anti-establishment graffiti artist Banksy; the city's devoted the length of Nelson Street to "See No Evil" - a permanent exhibition of the best street art. It certainly makes for a fascinating day of sightseeing.