Youth Courses

Short courses for children in school year group 3 to 13.

ACTiv8 is the youth theatre group of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

All courses are held at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, 2 Downside Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2XF. and are led by final year actors at the height of their training. Past tutors have gone on to take leading roles in TV, film, and stage productions.

Each week classes will consist of improvised scenes, ensemble work, theatrical techniques and skills-based warm up games.

If you are looking for a term-time or holiday theatre skills experience for 7 year olds and above, ACTiv8 is for you!

If you have any queries on either the ACTiv8 Sunday Youth Group or the Theatre Skills Weeks, please contact Marchia Abokie at

Please note:All communication is done via email so please make sure you check your spam/trash folders as sometimes emails end up there!


Juniors (School year groups 3 to 6):

Group 1: 2.00pm to 3.15pm £115 per term

Group 2: 3.45pm to 5.00pm £115 per term

ACT I (School year groups 7 & 8) 2.00pm to 5.00pm £195 per term

ACT II (School year groups 9 & 10) 2.00pm to 5.00pm £195 per term

ACT III (School year groups 11 - 13) 2.00pm to 5.00pm £195 per term

To apply please download the application form: ACTIV8 Sundays



8th October, 15th October, 22nd October, 29th October, 5th November, Then a break week, 19th November, 26th November, 3rd December, 10th December, 17th December.


14th January, 21st January, 28th January, 4th February, 11th February, Then a break week, 25th February, 4th March, 11th March, 18th March, 25th March.


29th April, 6th May, 13th May, 20th May, Then a break for the late May bank Holiday, 3rd June, 10th June, 17th June, 24th June, 1st July, 8th July.



Week 1 Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August (school year groups 3-6) - FULL

Week 2 Monday 7th - Friday 11th August (school year groups 7-10) - FULL

Week 3 Monday 14th - Friday 18th August (school year groups 11-13)

Week 4 - PERFORMANCE WEEK Monday 21st - Friday 25th August (school year groups 11-13) (Please note: you must attend week 3 to be able to participate in performance week)

Cost: £245 per child per week

The normal day is from 10am to 4pm

Please note that all fees are non-refundable.

Please note school year applies to the year your child has just finished i.e. as of previous September, NOT the year they will be going into. If in doubt, please ask us.

To apply please download the Theatre Skills Weeks application form: ACTIV8 Theatre Skills Weeks 2017

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