Following the Government’s recent announcement, a phased re-opening of BOVTS sites will start from 8 March so that students can resume face-to-face learning. A blended approach of face-to-face and online teaching will continue until at least the end of spring term.
All students should continue to check their email regularly for updates from course leaders and tutors. For some courses, there may be additional teaching scheduled during the Easter vacation.
Students must continue to observe travel restrictions and the guidance issued to students around travelling back to Bristol is available to download (PDF, 154 KB).
The majority of the Theatre School’s staff are continuing to work from home where feasible, in order to ease pressure on the teaching sites.
The School continues to be in close contact with Bristol Public Health and to take guidance from the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD) and the University of West of England (UWE Bristol). Students and staff are continuing to access lateral flow testing via a partnership with the University of Bristol.
The School’s Covid-19 supervisors, Beshlie Thorp and Alice Dillon, can be contacted via [email protected].
You should use this as your main source of information about the School’s response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Please note that the documentation below primarily relates to the blended approach to learning adopted in the autumn 2020 term. As of January 2021, the School’s delivery is wholly online and these procedures will be updated and revised when the School re-opens for face-to-face teaching.
We are following advice from the Government and other regulatory bodies, our validating university (UWE Bristol), and the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama closely.
The School’s key Covid-19 protocols and documentation can be downloaded from the links below.
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The School’s Covid-19 guidance document (PDF, 466 KB) contains practical details about staying safe during your training. If you have any concerns, please contact Julia Heeley, the School’s Student Support Manager.
Student queries about tuition fees
During the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama and its member schools, along with other higher education providers, are having to make adjustments to the way in which our programmes of study are normally delivered, to ensure continuation of delivery. We understand that students will have queries about changes to the planned delivery of their programmes, and we ask you to bear with us whilst we plan and provide alternative delivery.
In the meantime, specific queries regarding fees or refunds should be addressed to the Conservatoire, rather than the School, at [email protected]. The Conservatoire’s Refund and Compensation Policy is also available to read on the CDD website.
Other queries regarding your programme of study should be addressed directly to your head of course. For complaints that do not fall within the scope of queries/issues regarding fees and refunds, the Student Complaints Procedure (PDF, 469 KB) should be used.
Please note that all School sites are currently closed to visitors.
Our spring term youth group will be run virtually over Zoom. Further information is now available from the our youth programme webpages.
We will not be touring a Theatre in Education tour to schools this term; instead, we hope to present two productions for school or family audiences, either in -person or virtually. For further information, please contact the Student Recruitment team.
We are still in the process of planning the delivery of our public-facing work for 2021. Please continue to check back for updates.
See the UK Government’s latest information for further advice.
Read guidance from the NHS.