UK – Bristol – Old Vic

Dates: 1766 – present

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The Old Vic has a thunder run (which produces the rumble of thunder by rolling cannon balls along wooden channels above the auditorium room).
Bristol Old Vic Heritage post about the Thunder Run

Video of thunder run (BBC)

250th Anniversary Video

Bristol Old Vic Theatre Guide

Archive equipment related to Bristol Old Vic over the years

  • Light Console (Strand)
  • PR / System PR (Strand)
  • Mentions of Bristol Old Vic in indexed journals


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