Andy Scrivens Head of Scenic Construction

Andy Scrivens

Head of Scenic Construction


I started working in theatre at the tender age of sixteen with Tim Streader at the Bristol Old Vic as a YTS electrician after 18months the course came end and I work for 4 years as a Flyman also at the BOV.  The Master carpenter at the time then asked if I’d like to train to be a carpenter with him. I took this opportunity and for the next 9 years worked building all the BOV’s sets. I spent the next 12years working as a freelancer for various set building companies on theatre, TV, Film, Conference and Exhibition sets, travelling all over the UK and Europe installing sets we had prefabricated in the workshop. After this time, I returned to Bristol and the BOV and spent the next 7 years building all of their sets and taking them to venues in both the UK and North America initially a freelancer and then full time as Master Carpenter.

I am thrilled to be working as a tutor at the BOVTS and looking forward to passing on all the accumulated knowledge from my mentors to the next generation of theatre technicians.

I find it immensely satisfying passing on the baton and continuing the culture of generosity of the many people who taught me. It’s a privilege and pleasure to nurture and teach so many talented young people and see them flourish in their career. Cathy Stewart, Head of Scenic Art