Students currently in years 9, 10 or 11 (age 13 and up).
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Downside Road, BS8 2XF
These workshops are now postponed due to the evolving situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19). We hope to run the workshops in the summer so please check back in due course for updated information.
Have you ever wondered what goes on backstage at the theatre, or even how many different professions are involved in putting on a show? Perhaps you are fascinated by lighting, electrics or sound and are looking for a career which allows you to use your technical skills in an applied context. Or maybe you have an artistic or imaginative flair that you’d love to use to create props, scenery or costumes for the stage.
The creative industries in the UK are booming and there is currently a shortage of skilled professionals to work in these exciting and rewarding roles. This programme of workshops is designed for those in school years 9, 10 and 11 and provides an accessible and fun introduction to working behind the scenes in the theatre.
Learning from the experienced tutors of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in a range of workshops including:
• An introduction to carpentry – how to make your own crate;
• An introduction to stage lighting – playing with colour and special effects;
• Scenic art – fakery techniques: create your own wood-grain and marbling.
Please note that the application form asks for some sensitive personal information. You are not required to provide this to us, but, if you do, you will be consenting for us to use it for the following purposes: research projects and equalities monitoring (which may include relevant national research projects); managing any arrangements or adjustments that may be needed to help you participate fully in the event; assessing eligibility for this event.
Please note that by completing this form, you are consenting for Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to share this information with your school or college. Your personal information will be kept in a secure database for no more than seven years. You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. You may also ask us to correct or remove any information you think is inaccurate. Please get in touch by emailing [email protected] to request this information or ask for a correction. Should you change your mind at any point, that’s no problem. You can get in touch with us at [email protected] to request that the personal information you supplied is no longer used in this way and/or if you would like us to delete your information from our records.
We are expecting to be able to accommodate a large number of students on these workshops.
For oversubscribed sessions, priority will be given to students who meet one or more of the following: