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Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

College Details

1-2 Downside Road, Clifton, Bristol  BS8 2XF

Phone: +44 (0)117 973 3535

Website: www.oldvic.ac.uk  


Course: BA (Hons) in PROFESSIONAL ACTING - 3 years, full-time

Course Details

On this programme students study Acting for Stage, Audio and Film, Voice, Actor’s Movement, Singing, Stage Combat, Improvisation, Clown, Alexander Technique and Dance. Students perform in a variety of performance scenarios including main house theatre productions at professional venues in Bristol such as The Bristol Old Vic Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Circomedia and The Weston Studio at Bristol Old Vic. They also have the opportunity to perform in front of a wide variety of audiences in touring theatre productions to schools, colleges, arts centres, theatres and other venues in Bristol and across the West Country.

The playful nature of the actor’s ensemble runs throughout the programme. The investigation and celebration of diverse individual stories and backgrounds, together with the maintenance of that individuality throughout the training, enables the building, enhancing and honing of performance skills in order to create a unique and flexible actor primed for the modern performance stage, film and digital media.

Small cohort sizes allow detailed attention to the needs of the individual and the excellent student support allows you to chart a safe and secure pathway through the programme.


Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship will be awarded by the School as part of the audition/selection process on the combined basis of merit and financial need. The Scholarship will cover course fees only and will be reviewed on an annual basis. 

Please note that applications made directly to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will not be considered.

For more details on the course and how to apply for a place at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School visit their website:  http://www.oldvic.ac.uk/courses/full-time-adult-learning/three-year-professional-acting.html