Our next Cary Comes Home Weekend will be in 2020 – the 100-year anniversary of Archie Leach’s emigration to New York, so The Big Apple will feature in the programming and we will explore Archie’s experiences in New York – where he spent over 10 years before becoming Cary Grant. Help us realise our ambitious plans to take the festival to New York…
Peek behind the scenes of the theatre where Cary worked back stage as schoolboy Archie Leach. Presented by a knowledgeable guide, the tour takes you around front of house, backstage, and includes history, shows, stars, gossip, ghost stories, and of course Cary Grant.
Sit back and explore the city of Archie’s birth – from the floating harbour that inspired him to travel, to the theatre where it all started – and sample the best that Bristol has to offer along the way, including Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s breathtaking suspension bridge (pictured above) and the SS Great Britain.