Acting for Stage – Intermediate Level An intensive, week-long course for Acting for Stage
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Acting for Stage – Intermediate Level

Key Information
  • Suitable for

    Intermediate, ages 18+

  • Dates

    Monday 21 – Friday 25 August 2023

  • Tuition


  • Location

    Downside Road, Bristol

  • Cost


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This intensive, 40-hour course has been designed to support those with some experience of acting for stage to hone their skills. Whether you act as a hobby, have taken part in university productions, or are considering full-time conservatoire training, the programme will support you in your development as a performer. You will learn how to effectively analyse both classical and contemporary scripts and acquire the practical tools to develop character independently.

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School offers a fun and nurturing environment in which to pursue your creative ambitions. The support and feedback available from your tutor will help you develop your natural talents and confidence in theatre acting.

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Gain a practical understanding of the requirements of a stage actor;

Improve your vocal quality and learn to use your voice correctly and safely;

Harness your physicality to communicate through your movement;

Rehearse and perform classical and modern drama texts to your peers.

This is a full-time, Monday to Friday course. Sessions run from 09:15 to 17:00. This course is taught in our rehearsal studios at Downside Road.

Your tutor

Alec Fellows Bennett

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Alec is an alum of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has enjoyed a wide-ranging career in theatre as an actor, director and teacher. He has worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchange and Birmingham Old Rep, where he was Artistic Director from 2017 to 2022. Alec has taught and lectured widely at conservatoire drama schools and universities across the UK and the United States.

What our students say...

  • “The culture at BOVTS is encouraging, respectful, welcoming and empowering.”

    Lindy, short course participant
  • “You gave me the skills to improve and to increase my confidence in a friendly and supportive environment.”

    Jo, short course participant
  • “Rigorous, exciting, challenging and fulfilling – I highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to find their feet in the world of theatre.”

    Short course participant, 2019
The culture at BOVTS is encouraging, respectful, welcoming and empowering; the environment and buildings are beautiful and I found Bristol to be one of the most wonderful cities in which to spend summer! Lindy Yeates, Foundation Course Student