Youth Summer School Youth Summer School is open to children and young people aged 7 to 18


Youth Summer School

Key Information
  • Dates

    Age 7-10: 25th-29th July 2022

    Age 11-14: 1st-5th August 2022

    Age 15-18: 8th-12th August 2022

  • Fees

    £235 per child

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Let’s face it, being creative is fun! And so is making new friends. So, join us in summer 2022 for a week of theatre making. From acting to directing, costume making to set design, you’ll have a go at it all, and right in the heart of one of the countries most renowned theatre schools, taught by students at the height of their training.

Course Content

“If I could predict the future, it would look like this!”

Join us for a jam packed week of predictions and performing! From your imaginations we will create a play about the future, and how you think it will look, sound, feel and perhaps even taste? Freeze dried roast dinner powder, anyone? You design the story, the costumes, the props and will even get to make some during your time with us. At the end of the week, family and friends are invited to hear your tale, and see your designs.



Partial bursaries are available for our Youth Summer School applicants. You can view the bursary policy here.

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’.

Funding will be allocated on a case by case basis and applications for funding must be submitted by midnight on 12 June. We will review all applications and will aim to get back to you the following week with a decision.

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Headshot of Head of Performance Design
Working relationships made at BOVTS often extend beyond the course, design commission rates are excellent, it’s fantastic to see the graduates embracing successful and rewarding careers as Performance Designers in a professional environment. Angela Davies, Head of Performance Design