Support Us Calling all our Alumni!

Support Us


Following on from our recent 70th Anniversary, we are currently re-engaging with our past students.

We are consulting with our graduates on a range of activities including;

Organising reunion events. We started the celebrations for our 70th birthday with a reunion for ex-staff and alumni. click here to see a short film of the event made by our students.

Sending regular Alumni newsletters and updates.

Identifying graduates who would be willing to be called upon to attend fundraising events and meetings with supporters to raise the profile of the Theatre School.

Putting together a timetable of Masterclasses and other opportunities to work with the Theatre School.

If you are an Alumni of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, we would love to hear from you. Contact us on [email protected]

Student Hardship Fund

We are giving our ex- students, supporters and friends the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of those training and just starting out.

As we select on talent alone our students are from a range of backgrounds (41% of our current students are in receipt of full maintenance grant –ie household income below £25,000) and sometimes they need a little help with their living expenses.

This fund will be used to make payments to students in times of particular financial hardship. These payments to students are usually quite small but with a very big impact!

To make a one off or regular donation and to give a Theatre School student a “Hand Up” please contact us on [email protected]

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