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Film

Book of Life

Splendidly gothic Halloween animation.

Animation
Film
Film

Book of Life 3D

3D version of this splendidly gothic animation

Animation
Film
Film

The Babadook

A clever, original, properly scary horror flick

Horror
Film

Withnail and I

Classic British comedy, remastered and back in cinemas

Comedy
Comedy
Comedy

Colston Hall Lantern, from £11.00

What the Frock!

Shazia Mirza headlines thriving all-female comedy night

Stand-up
Comedy
Comedy

Hippodrome, from £25.00

Paul Merton's Impro Chums

More eye-popping improv from Merton, McShane, Webster etc

Sketch comedy
Film
Film

Slapstick's Silent Comedy Gala 2015

Chris Addison, Rick Wakeman, Laurel and Hardy

Comedy
Theatre
Theatre

Hippodrome, from £18.00

The Producers starring Jason Manford

Comic Manford stars in musical based on Mel Brooks' film

Musicals
Film
Film

The Old Vic's The Crucible

Richard Armitage stars in this acclaimed production.

Event Cinema
Comedy
Comedy

Comedy Box at the Hen & Chicken, from £12.00

Andy Zaltman: Satirist for Hire

More razor-sharp satire from the king of political comedy

Stand-up
Comedy
Comedy

Riproar, from £12.00

Riproar Comedy: Launch Night

Brand new city-centre venue launches

Stand-up
Theatre
Theatre

Tobacco Factory Theatre, from £9.00

Punch & Judy in Afghanistan

Dark, comic fare from PuppetFest faves Stuffed Puppet

Puppetry
Comedy

Comedy Box at the Hen & Chicken, from £14.00

Robin Ince: Blooming Buzzing Confusion

Brilliant cerebral comic deftly unpacks more brain-teasers

Stand-up
Comedy
Comedy

Comedy Box at the Hen & Chicken, from £12.00

Mitch Benn is the 37th Beatle

Sharp musical comic discusses lifelong Beatles obsession

Stand-up
Comedy
Comedy

Comedy Box at the Hen & Chicken, from £12.00

Stand Up for the Weekend: Jarred Christmas

Fizzy New Zealander with a gift for audience interaction

Stand-up
Comedy

Colston Hall, from £26.88

An Evening with Noel Fielding

Surrealist & Boosh man presents a cornucopia of characters

Sketch comedy
Comedy
Comedy

Colston Hall Lantern, from £13.98

Seann Walsh

Brilliantly madcap, physical comedian

Stand-up
Comedy
Comedy

Colston Hall Lantern, from £13.44

Rob Newman's New Theory of Evolution

Brainy ex-Mary Whitehouse man discusses DNA and destiny

Stand-up

Film

Film
Leviathan

Mutliple award-winning Russian drama.

Art House
Film
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

Documentary about great Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki

Documentary
Film
Exhibition on Screen: Rembrandt

An HD nose around the National Gallery's new exhibition.

Event Cinema
Film
Exhibition: Girl with a Pearl Earring

The true story behind Vermeer's iconic portrait

Event Cinema
Film
Met Opera: Les Contes d'Hoffman

Offenbach's opera fantastique live from New York

Event Cinema
Film
Luna + Q&A

MirrorMask director Dave McKean introduces his new film

Drama
Film
Where the Wild Things Are

Free family screening of Spike Jonze's children's film

Family
Film
The BFG

Free family screening of animated Roald Dahl adaptation

Family
Film

Royal Opera House Live: Andrea Chenier

David McVicar's new production of Giordano's opera

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Music

Music
Bed

Bunker, from £0.00

Every Monday Night!

Clubbing
Music
Studio

Bunker, from £0.00

The Best International DJ's!

Clubbing
Music
Open Mic and Jam Night

Old Bookshop, from £0.00

Sing along for everyone!

Indie/Alternative
Music
Will Killeen

Old Bookshop, from £0.00

Intimate venue with electric atmoshphere

Indie/Alternative
Music
Radio Nasties

Old Bookshop, from £0.00

Intimate venue with electric atmosphere

Indie/Alternative
Music
Dymphna and Brian Inglis

Old Bookshop, from £0.00

Intimate venue with electric atmosphere

Indie/Alternative
Music
DeathCrush

Old Bookshop, from £5.00

Intimate venue with electric atmosphere

Rock
Music
The Funkinsteins

Old Bookshop, from £5.00

Intimate venue with electric atmosphere

Indie/Alternative
Music
NYE Classic Rock Party

Bierkeller, from £13.00

New Years Eve Party!

Rock
Music
Broken Jaw and Malicious Intent

Bierkeller, from £0.00

Gig followed by Clubnight

Metal
Music
LIMEHOUSE LIZZY

Bierkeller, from £12.00

Thin Lizzy Tribute Act

Rock
Music
CAUDA PAVONIS

Bierkeller, from £5.00

Live Gig Event

Psychedelic Electronic
Music
BIG MAC'S WHOLLY SOUL BAND

Bierkeller, from £10.00

Live Gig Event

Soul
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Theatre

Theatre
End of the Pier Show with Valerie & Clifford

Zion Bristol, from £7.50

Songs & comedy inspired by WW1 & Bristol's role therein

Includes Live Music
Theatre
Jersey Boys

Hippodrome, from £22.00

Hit musical telling the Frankie Valli & Four Seasons story

Musicals
Theatre
Matthew Bourne's The Car Man

Hippodrome, from £16.00

Internationally acclaimed dance thriller

Musicals
Theatre

Hippodrome, from £21.90

Sex in Suburbia

Claire Sweeney stars in brand new comedy about dating

Theatre
The Dreamboys

Hippodrome, from £26.00

The UK's Top Male Glamour Show

Burlesque
Theatre
My First Ballet: Swan Lake

Hippodrome, from £12.00

ENB adapt the ballet masterpiece for younger audiences

Children's
Theatre
Lord of the Dance

Hippodrome, from £24.90

New staging of Flatley's dance masterpiece

Dance
Theatre
The Illegal Eagles

Hippodrome, from £26.00

Original Eagles tribute

Musicals
Theatre
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Hippodrome, from £12.00

National Theatre Production

Drama
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Comedy

Comedy
What the Frock!

Colston Hall Lantern, from £11.00

Shazia Mirza headlines thriving all-female comedy night

Stand-up
Comedy
Al Murray

Hippodrome, from £29.00

One Man, One Guvnor

Stand-up
Comedy
Paul Merton's Impro Chums

Hippodrome, from £25.00

More eye-popping improv from Merton, McShane, Webster etc

Sketch comedy
Comedy

Comedy Box at the Hen & Chicken, from £12.00

Stand Up for the Weekend: Roger Monkhouse

Smart, sardonic comic with some crisp observations on life

Comedy
Andy Zaltman: Satirist for Hire

Comedy Box at the Hen & Chicken, from £12.00

More razor-sharp satire from the king of political comedy

Stand-up
Comedy
Stand Up for the Weekend: Andrew Bird

Comedy Box at the Hen & Chicken, from £12.00

Chatty, animated comic and nimble storyteller

Stand-up
Comedy
Black Hole Comedy

Little Black Box Theatre, from £5.00

Regular comedy night at Redland's cosy Little Black Box

Stand-up
Comedy
Jongleurs Comedy Club

1Love Art, from £12.00

Friday & Saturday night comedy. Tonight: Ro Campbell

Stand-up
Comedy
David O'Doherty Has Checked Everything

Tobacco Factory Theatre, from £15.00

Offbeat hour of chat and songs from the leftfield comic

Stand-up
Comedy

Jongleurs Comedy Club, from £15.00

Jongleurs Comedy Club

Friday & Saturday night comedy. Tonight: Ro Campbell

Comedy
Mark Thomas: Cuckooed

Tobacco Factory Theatre, from £16.00

Political comic's true tale of betrayal and deceit

Stand-up - storytelling
Comedy
Jongleurs Comedy Club

Jongleurs Comedy Club, from £12.00

Friday & Saturday night comedy. Tonight: Johnny Candon

Stand-up
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Art

Art
Nic Pehkonen

Centrespace Gallery, from £0.00

Striking works influenced by architecture

Exhibitions
Art
Josephine Pryde: These Are Just Things I Say, They Are Not My Opinions

Arnolfini, from £0.00

Major new exhibition from Josephine Pryde

Exhibitions
Art

The Ken Stradling Collection and Design Study Centre, from £0.00

Scandinavian to Space Age

Sixties Design Works

Art
Dekor and Zase

Upfest, from £0.00

Top street art by much loved local artists

Exhibitions
Art
Transient Bodies

View Gallery, from £0.00

Unique figurative work

Exhibitions
Art
Transient Bodies

View Gallery, from £0.00

Figures and faces captured in a moment of time

Exhibitions
Art
Day Of The Dead

Room 212, from £0.00

Work celebrating the Day of the Dead

Exhibitions
Art
Anna Franceschini Laws of Attraction

Spike Island, from £0.00

Italian Filmmaker?s UK Solo Debut At Spike Island

Exhibitions
Art

Arnolfini, from £0.00

Willem de Rooij

New exhibition from Dutch artist Willem de Rooij

Art
Don?t Feed The Colours

It's All Too Much, from £0.00

Joint show of abstract, semi-abstract and figurative works

Exhibitions
Art
Reflections On The Aftermath.

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, from £0.00

Award-winning Palestinian artist Emily Jacir?s film

Exhibitions
Art
Foto39

Christmas Steps Arts Quarter, from £0.00

Debut open submission exhibition

Exhibitions
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