Acting Webinar – Outreach Find out more about training to be an actor
Students in Nicholas Nickleby rehearsals

Acting Webinar – Outreach

Key Information
  • Date

    Wed 28th October, 14:30-16:00

  • Suitable for

    Those considering applying to drama school for 2021 entry

  • Location


Acting Q&A

Would you like to know more about training in acting at drama school? Are you considering applying to train with us in 2021?

This online Q&A with Artistic Director Jenny Stephens and Head of Acting Courses Paul Clarkson as well as some of our current students will allow you to find out more about drama school and specifically more about the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. They’ll tell you more about our BA in Professional Acting and you’ll have the chance to ask questions.

ⓘ In order to facilitate discussion, this event shall be limited to 30 participants and so a number of outreach eligibility criteria will be considered in order to attend this webinar. 

Please note that the application form asks for some sensitive personal information. You are not required to provide this to us, but, if you do, you will be consenting for us to use it for the following purposes: research projects and equalities monitoring (which may include relevant national research projects); managing any arrangements or adjustments that may be needed to help you participate fully in the event; assessing eligibility for this event.


Applications for this event are now closed. If you have applied, you will hear back from us soon to let you know if you have a place on the event or not.

Please do remember that there are just 30 places available and we have received a lot of applications for this event.

Two students sitting on the grass in Queen's Square

Eligibility Criteria

There are a number of eligibility criteria that are considered when selecting successful applicants for this webinar.

Essential criteria include currently or previously having attended a state  school in the UK.

Beyond this, priority will be given to attend the webinar to students who meet one or more of the following:

  • have no parental history of higher education
  • live in neighbourhoods with low overall progression to higher education
  • have been eligible for free school meals within the last five years
  • are from an ethnic group which is underrepresented at BOVTS
  • are a refugee
  • have caring responsibilities for a family member
  • have a disability
  • have lived, or are currently living, in local authority care


If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Kathryn, Student Recruitment Officer – [email protected]

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