Equality & Diversity

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School operates an Equality & Diversity policy.

Celebrating diversity and working to achieve the creative potential in all our students, is at the heart of the work of the School.

As part of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, the School is committed to selecting, training and supporting students, regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion. Applicants to Conservatoire schools are chosen solely on the basis of their talent and potential to develop the skills required for their chosen profession. The School does, however, judge applicants on their suitability for a course and their potential to successfully complete the training, as the work is rigorous and requires high levels of energy and commitment.

In our admissions process, we are committed to supporting students with disabilities. Disabled students are encouraged to disclose their support requirements so that we can endeavour to meet them during the audition process and subsequent training.

We recognise that everyone is an individual and we will work with students to identify potential barriers to training and do what we can to remove those barriers. We will also make any necessary reasonable adjustments, to ensure that disabled students can train at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Julia Heeley, HE Administration & Student Support Manager, is able to answer queries about support available for disabled applicants/students and she can be reached by email at: julia.heeley@oldvic.ac.uk. or telephone on 0117 980 9247.

You can also find additional information for disabled applicants and students at all Conservatoire for Dance and Drama affiliated Schools here: click to go to the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama website in a new tab

If you would like to view the Conservatoire's Equality and Diversity Action Plan click this text to go the the CDD website in a new tab.


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