Opportunities to visit Find out more about our training

Opportunities to visit

Summer - Autumn 2022

If you’re a prospective student considering applying to the Theatre School, one of the best ways to find our more about conservatoire training is to meet us, either in person or online. 

If you can’t make the below dates, then another way to get a feel for how we work is to come along to a performance. The Theatre School produces two to three productions each term, which are staged for public audiences in theatres and arts venues around Bristol. Students from all departments work collaboratively on these productions. You can see a full list of our upcoming shows on our events calendar.

You can also find out more about training at BOVTS on our virtual tours video page.

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On Zoom

Training at BOVTS – Undergraduate Production Courses
Monday 20 June 2022 – online – 5.00 PM to 5.45 PM (BST)

In this introductory talk about training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, our Student Recruitment team and Artistic Director, Jenny Stephens, will provide an overview of training at a conservatoire in production disciplines. How does it differ to being at university? What kinds of theatre or film productions could you find yourself working on? And what does BOVTS look for in its production applicants? Registration is now open.

 

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On Zoom

Training at BOVTS – Undergraduate Acting Courses
Tuesday 21 June – online – 5.00 PM to 5.45 PM (BST)

In this introductory talk about training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, our Student Recruitment team and Artistic Director, Jenny Stephens, will provide an overview of conservatoire actor training. How does it differ to being at university? How does the selection process work at BOVTS? And what do we look for when auditioning? Registration is now open.

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Meet us in person - at the theatre

Saturday 25 June – at the theatre

Watching one of our summer graduate productions is a great way to get a feel for how BOVTS works. The School’s structure is much like that of a producing theatre and you’ll see the culmination of several months of collaboration come to life.

Book tickets for Loam, 2:30 PM
Book tickets Catastrophe Bay, 7:30 PM
Book tickets for Henry VI, 3:00 PM
Book tickets for Henry VI, 8:00 PM

Please note that Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is a separate entity from Bristol Old Vic. It will not be possible to view Theatre School facilities on the above dates.

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Meet us in person - Generate exhibition

Wednesday 6 July – at Paintworks, Bristol – 6 PM to 8.30 PM (BST)

Join us at the Paintworks events space (BS4 3EH) to view GENERATE, an exhibition showcasing the work of graduating creatives from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s design, costume and production departments.

On the evening of Wednesday 6 July, we will be hosting an open evening with course leaders and current students who can tell you more about training in creative disciplines at BOVTS. To register your interest, please email [email protected]

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Meet us in person - Open day

Creative and Technical Open Day
Saturday 8 October – at the Theatre School – 10 AM to 4 PM

Find out more about training for a career off-stage or off-camera in theatre, film or television. Courses represented include both undergraduate (BA and FdA) and postgraduate (MA and MFA) programmes in production, creative and technical disciplines. Please note that this event does not cover our acting courses.

Booking for open day will open in mid-July. If you have further questions, please contact [email protected].

I absolutely love working backstage. It was something I had never done before arriving at BOVTS and I'm so grateful for the opportunity. Madi Barncoat, BA Costume Student