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Students preparing for a show at the Redgrave Theatre

Support Our Students

Get involved and support out students

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is committed to recruiting the most talented students, regardless of background. We believe that an arts education should be open to all and with your help, we’ll continue to break down barriers to training, be they financial, social or geographic. 

Become a regular donor

As an individual, you can become more involved with School activities, including behind-the-scenes events such as our termly Directors’ preview evening, open rehearsals, as well as opportunities for special ticket offers.

To discuss making a donation, please contact Simon Payne, Finance Director by calling +44(0)117 973 3535, or emailing [email protected]

If you’re not able to make a financial donation, you can still volunteer your time, helping us with termly mail outs to spread news of BOVTS far and wide.

For businesses

As a charity, we can help you fulfil your corporate social responsibility or community engagement objectives, with a range of opportunities:

  • Entertain your clients and staff at our productions;
  • Advertise to a targeted audience in our season brochures or show programmes;
  • Sponsor a production or exhibition;
  • Book our actors as performers for your own business events.

To discuss a package of sponsorship, please contact Simon Payne, Finance Director by calling +44(0)117 973 3535, or emailing [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