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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.

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