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The Gateway to the South West England

Only an hour and a half train journey from London and Birmingham, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is located in Bristol, the gateway to the South West of England. 

The city is well placed for easy access to some of the most beautiful countryside in England, with Somerset, Dorset, Cornwall and Devon only a short distance away and enjoying good transport links.

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.

 

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Location

Places are offered solely on the basis of suitability and potential for a successful career in the profession

If you wish to discuss your access needs before applying, please contact the Admissions Administrator for advice and further information, or email [email protected].

We encourage you to disclose any relevant information when filling in your application forms so we can make appropriate arrangements for audition or interview.

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice