Mixed abilities, ages 18+
Tuesday 9 January – Tuesday 18 March 2024
Weekly 2 hour class, 18:00–20:00
Downside Road, Bristol
£125 per 10 week term or
£360 for full academic year
Join us for our Actor’s Development Programme at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. This one-year, part-time course at BOVTS will give you an insight into our values and practices as a leading drama school. Every five weeks, you’ll focus on a new skill that will help you hone your craft and gain confidence as an artist.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School offers a fun and nurturing environment in which to pursue your creative ambitions. The support and feedback available from your tutor will help you develop your natural talents and confidence in acting.
Try before you apply! Enjoy a free taster session on us on Tuesday 21 November.
Spring term 2024
Tuesday 9 January – Tuesday 19 March
• Week 1–5: Introduction to acting
• Week 6–10: Voice for actors
There is no session on Tuesday 13 February (half term).
Summer term 2024
Tuesday 23 April – Tuesday 2 July
• Week 1–5: Devising theatre
• Week 6–10: Movement for actors
There is no session on Tuesday 21 May (half term).
Autumn term 2024
Tuesday 24 September – Tuesday 3 December
• Week 1–5: Scene studies
• Week 6–10: Create a play!
There is no session on Tuesday 29 October (half term).
“The culture at BOVTS is encouraging, respectful, welcoming and empowering.”Lindy, short course participant
“You gave me the skills to improve and to increase my confidence in a friendly and supportive environment.”Jo, short course participant
“Rigorous, exciting, challenging and fulfilling – I highly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to find their feet in the world of theatre.”Short course participant, 2019
Applicants must be aged 18 or over by the time of the course start date.
If you wish to cancel your place on the course, you will receive a full refund if you notify the school at least 7 days prior to the start of the course. For cancellations, contact [email protected]
We will make all reasonable efforts to deliver a short course as outlined on our site and in any brochure or published material. However, we reserve the right to cancel a short course in case of events outside our control or if the course fails to meet a minimum number of participants. In the event that we cancel a course, we will inform participants who have booked a place via email at least 7 days prior to the start date. We will also provide a full refund of the course fee paid. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School cannot be held responsible for any expenses you incur due to such a cancellation.