Opportunities to visit Find out more about creative and technical theatre courses

Opportunities to visit

If you are a prospective student, one of the best ways to find out more about training at the School is to make a visit. We run open days for those interested in creative and technical subjects in the autumn, as well as tours of the school throughout each term to help you find out more about conservatoire training.

Regrettably, as a small school, we are unable to facilitate visits from prospective BA or MFA Acting students. However, you can find out more about training at BOVTS using the relevant pages on our course finder, or by joining our mailing list for updates. Our new course prospectus is currently in production and we will contact you directly when this is available.

Open days for creative and technical subjects

  • Saturday 19 October – booking opens on Wednesday 21 August

Our open day is designed for students interested in pursuing one of our creative or technical undergraduate or postgraduate programmes. You’ll have the opportunity to visit departments of interest, try out some hands-on activities, and speak to course tutors and current students. You’ll also be able to meet with our support staff to find out more about making your application, fees and funding, and student support.

Visit afternoons for creative and technical subjects

If you can’t make it to open day, then you’re welcome to visit the School on one of the following dates. You’ll still get to meet some of our students and get a feel for training at BOVTS. You’ll have a short talk from a member of the student recruitment team to introduce you to the School, then tour some of our facilities with a current student. Please note that except where indicated below, these visits are not intended to be course specific and we cannot guarantee access to individual departments. To book a place, please select from the link below.

  • Wednesday 19 June – 2 PM – 4 PM – for students interested in any creative or technical course
  • Wednesday 17 July 2 PM – 5 PM – for students interested in FdA/BA Production Arts – booking will open on 06/06/19

Generate Exhibition

Each summer, our graduating students from the MA Theatre Design, MA Scenic Art and FdA/BA Costume courses exhibit their work at the Generate Exhibition, held in Bristol and London. Details about this year’s dates are available from the Generate event page. Entry is free and prospective students are welcome to attend to find out more about our current students’ work.

Come along to a show

The School produces two to three shows each term, which are staged for public audiences in theatres and arts venues in and around Bristol. Students from all departments work collaboratively on these productions, and this is a great way to get a feel for the level at which our students are working. You can see a full list of our upcoming shows on our events calendar.

Students developing and growing in confidence during their time here, seeing their work reaching professional standards in approach and execution; a student who intends to be a stage manager producing a wonderful sound design; a first year student making a lovely recording of a song for their recording project; tracking the careers of former students and seeing them be successful; being able to find a job opportunity for a recent graduate. Frank Bradley, Sound Tutor