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Students performing in The Laramie Project at Bristol Old Vic's Weston Studio

Events and Shows

Due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and the temporary closure of theatres, the School isn’t currently staging public productions. We hope to be able to bring you news of future productions soon.

In the meanwhile, why not browse our archive of recent productions that have taken place across the Bristol arts scene?

Why Bristol?

Bristol is easy to reach by train from all cities in the UK and by road, being serviced by both the M4 and M5 motorways. It also has an international airport.

The main Bristol Old Vic Theatre School premises at 1-3 Downside Road are accessible to wheelchair users and we have considerable experience of working with and adapting our programmes to students with a wide range of impairments and we welcome applications from disabled students.

Students relaxing outside of the School
The School is in a beautiful part of Bristol, overlooking a huge park called the Downs. We sometimes take advantage of our close proximity to the Downs during the summer term, practising fight and dance routines, or voice or singing classes! Dan Hall, BA Professional Acting student