Sundays, 1 October – 10 December
Half term: 29 October
£55 per term,
Partial bursaries available
09:45-10:00 = Registration
10:00-11:00 = Class One
11:50-12:00 = Pack Up & Sign Out
* Parents are welcome to stay in this class
Bursary applications for Autumn 2023 are now closed.
Booking for general places is now open.
Autumn Term 2023: “The Butterfly Effect”
Students will look at chain reactions and how choice plays a huge part in what happens in life and onstage.
Students will also look into costume and set design as well as different roles within theatre making such as directing and stage management.
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 Artists!
Is it for me?
BOVTS Young Artists 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.
If you wish to cancel your place on the course, you will receive a full refund if you notify the school at least 7 days prior to the start of the course. For cancellations, contact [email protected]
Bursary applications for BOVTS Young Artists Autumn Term 2023 are now open.Please complete the form to be considered for a Young Artists bursary place
Funding will be allocated on a case by case basis and applications for funding must be submitted by 4 pm on Friday 30 June.
Bursary applications for Young Artists Summer Film Camp, taking place in July, are open. Please complete the Google form to be a considered for a Summer Film Camp bursary.
Funding will be allocated on a case by case basis and applications for funding must be submitted by midnight on Friday 23 June. We will review all applications and will will aim to get back to you on Tuesday 27 June with our decision.
Frequently asked questions
I have been allocated a bursary before, do I need to reapply for next term?
– If you are currently in receipt of a bursary and your circumstances haven’t changed, you will not need to complete a bursary application form again, but you will need to let us know you wish to be considered for a bursary next term. To do this please email [email protected] expressing your wish for your bursary to be reviewed for next term.
I have been allocated a bursary before, will it be the same amount if I apply again next term?
– As we take on new submissions for bursaries each term, the amount you are allocated each term is liable to change.
I have been allocated a bursary, how long do I have before I need to let you know if I will be taking it?
– The bursary place will be held open for fourteen days after it has been allocated. Please refer to the dates above to check the timeline.
I haven’t had a bursary before, how do I apply?
– Please use the Google form to complete your bursary application.
Does everyone who applies get a bursary?
– All applications for bursary places will be considered and there are many criteria we use to assess applicants. There are no guarantees of monies being allocated. Assessment criteria 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].