Paul Rummer Principal

Paul Rummer

Principal


Biography

Paul has been Principal of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School since 2007.

He previously worked in technical theatre (Warwick Arts Centre / the Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton) before moving into stage management (Chichester Festival Theatre / Bristol Old Vic and large scale touring), company management on big scale commercial shows and education work with the National Trust.

He joined the School in 1985 as Head of Stage Management courses, became Associate Principal in 1989 and completed an MBA at UWE’s Bristol Business School in 1992.

Paul is particularly focussed on broadening the School’s professional vocational training courses in order to provide even greater employment opportunities for students and build on its national and international reputation as a centre of academic excellence.Staff

Students drinking coffee in Clifton Village
The training provided by the MFA programme is superb. The depth with which we explore, paired with unyielding curiosity that is met with the most knowledgeable, passionate, expert tutors is what makes BOVTS programme one of the finest around. I feel honoured to call BOVTS my grad school. Rachel McVay, MA Professional Acting Student