Sundays, 15 Jan – 26 Mar
Half term: Sunday, 19 Feb
£120 plus booking fee per term,
Partial bursaries available
10:00-10:50 = Class One
10:50-11:00 = Break
11:00-11:50 = Class Two
11:50-12:00 = Break
12:00-12:50 = Class Three
12:50-13:00 = Pack Up & Sign Out
Bursary applications for spring 2023 are now open. Please scroll down to the bursary section for more information.
Spring term 2023:“The Great Detectives”
This term we will be diving, head first, into a world of mystery! The term will focus on devising stories with something to solve. We will look at all the tricks of the trade to have your audiences on the edge of their seats and how you can have comedy as well as drama to create your tale! Students will also look into costume and set design as well as different roles within theatre making such as directing and stage management.
Each group will have two current BOVTS second year students as their main tutors and there will be a Theatre Makers Manager to supervise the running of the day. The students will be from across our degree courses, from acting through to production arts, to ensure that the skills passed on are current and from the best possible source.
The end of the term will see a short performance for family and friends to showcase the creativity demonstrated over the past ten weeks.
Each group will have two current BOVTS second year students as their main tutors and there will be a Young Artists Manager to supervise the running of the day. The students will be from across our degree courses, from acting through to production arts, to ensure that the skills passed on are current and from the best possible source.
Whether your aim is to improve your acting skills, learn a new design skill, or simply to have fun and make friends, you will receive a warm welcome at BOVTS Young Theatre Makers!
Is it for me?
BOVTS Young Theatre Makers is aimed at young people with creative spark. We aim to offer experiences in all areas of theatre making to give students an idea of how productions work in the professional world. We do this in an inclusive, fun atmosphere utilizing the talents of our current students who are soon to be professionals themselves.
Do I need any previous experience?
No, all we ask is that you are willing to give stuff a go.
What do we do?
Each term we will look at a different story or stimulus and invent a short performance around it using exercises seen on our full time courses. All students get involved with script writing, costume design, prop building, directing, stage managing and of course acting.
Will we use a script?
There may be some script or text to look at which will inspire our story. You also may be asked to write some script yourself. But mostly, we play and improvise. If working with text is a concern for you, please let us know, and we can make sure that these aspects of the classes are made accessible for you.
Do you run a financial assistance scheme?
Those who enrol on the Young Artists programme may be eligible for financial assistance through our bursary scheme. Please read our bursary policy for further details.
What is the refund policy?
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School uses Eventbrite as a third party ticket supplier for our youth and short courses. Eventbrite booking fees are non-refundable. The two exceptions to this case are: an event is cancelled or when the buyer was charged multiple times in error and requests a refund within 7 days of purchase.
Any refunds will return to the attendee’s original payment method within 5-7 business days. If the refund goes to a cancelled or expired card, the attendee will need to contact their bank or credit card company for help.
If you wish to cancel your place on the course the School must be made aware of your request one week before the start of the course.
Bursary applications for BOVTS Young Artists Spring Term 2023 are now open.
If you are currently in receipt of a bursary and your circumstances haven’t changed, please email [email protected] expressing your wish for your bursary to be reviewed for next term. Otherwise, please use the Google form to complete your bursary application. Applications for bursaries will close on Friday 28 October and will be allocated on Monday 31 October. You will have five days from this point to accept or decline any offer made.
Registration for places on the Spring Term 2023 will go on general sale on Monday 14 November.
All applications for bursary places will be considered and there are many criteria we use to assess applicants. These include, but are not limited to: applicants in financial hardship; disabled applicants; applicants from low areas of progression to higher education; applicants in care/care leavers or groups of people who are considered ‘hard to reach’. The School’s Young Artists Bursary Policy outlines how we allocate full and partial bursaries to participants. If you have any further questions, please contact [email protected].