Short Courses 2021 Summer acting courses for adults
Actor on stage dressed as station master holding a railway lamp

Short Courses 2021

Summer acting courses for adults

ⓘ We’re currently anticipating being able to deliver our programme of summer short courses as advertised. If the Covid-19 pandemic affects our ability to do so, all participants will be contacted by email at the earliest possible opportunity. Please get in touch if you require any further information.

Our short acting courses, for those aged 18 and up, are designed to give participants a taste of professional conservatoire training in a supportive and friendly environment.

Courses range in length from five days to a full ten-week foundation course, and are taught at the School by our experienced teaching staff.

Information about course content, dates, application procedures and further contact information can be found on each of the following pages.

• Acting Summer Foundation Course

• Acting for Contemporary Drama

• Acting in Shakespeare Plays

• Sing Out! Singing for Musical Theatre

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is based on three specialist sites in the heart of the vibrant and creative city of Bristol. The School is non-residential, but we welcome students from outside of the area and are able to advise applicants about local accommodation options.

The School also offers a programme of youth courses for school years 3 – 13. Further information is available from the Youth Group – Theatre Skills page.

Photo: Craig Fuller

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice