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Firebird Theatre begins work on a new piece of storytelling with the working title of Firebird is 25. We hope to produce this work for audiences at the end of this year.

This work has been made possible through funding from Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts Programme,, as well as support from private donations and other Trusts.


Bank Holiday Monday 30th May at 1pm on the Main Stage at Bristol Old Vic

As part of Bristol Old Vicís 250th Birthday Celebrations, we will be performing excerpts from work made over the last 25 years, as well as work in progress.

We are proud to announce that our patron, Olivier Award winner Kathryn Hunter, will perform on stage alongside the Company.

For more information, please visit our News page. To find out more about Bristol Old Vicís Birthday weekend, visit


Prospero, Duke of Milan Documentary film made and donated by Redweather Productions:

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Firebird Theatre is also funded by:

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The Odin Charitable Trust
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The Breadhorse Story

Photography by Graham Burke ©

Firebird Theatre is a Company of sixteen disabled actors. We are experienced, disabled performers/actors with a consistent track record and history of making plays and performances together for over twenty years. We used to be called the Portway Players but we changed our name to Firebird Theatre when we became an independent Company in 2005.

We want to share as much as possible with people about who we are, how we work and what theatre means to us.

Please use this website to find out more about our productions, our workshops & what we stand for.

Firebird Theatre is proud to be an Associate Company of Bristol Old Vic and to have Olivier Award winner, Kathryn Hunter, as its patron.


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