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Youth Courses

BOVTS Summer Theatre Camp – Ages 5–10

Key Information
  • Cost


  • Times

    10:00-15:00, daily

  • Dates

    Mon 5 August – Fri 9 August 2024

  • Location

    Downside Road, Bristol

  • Applications for bursary places are now closed.

    General sale are now live.

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BOVTS Summer Theatre Camp gives budding performers aged 5—10 the opportunity to unlock the world of creativity and imagination in a unique five-day theatre adventure. This year, students will embark on a journey to devise and perform their very own play under the theme of “My Ultimate Quest”.

ⓘ There are two differentiated age groups within Summer Theatre Camp. Both camps for ages 5—7 and 8—10 are running between Monday 5 August and Friday 9 August 2024. Each day runs 10:00 to 15:00 at Downside Road, Bristol.

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Daily adventures

Day 1: Quest kickoff Students will dive into the theme, brainstorm ideas, and begin crafting characters for the ultimate quest. Ice breaking activities will set the stage for an exciting week ahead.

Day 2: Theatrical treasures Participants will uncover the secrets of theatrical expression. They will explore dramatic techniques and bring characters to life with guidance from our expert instructors.

Day 3: Crafting the quest Students will work collaboratively to build the storyline, incorporating their characters and weaving an engaging narrative for the ultimate quest.

Day 4: Rehearsal mastery The group will hone their acting skills and perfect scenes as students engage in rehearsals under the watchful eye of our group leaders.

Day 5: Grand finale Witness the magic as our young thespians take to the stage to showcase their devised play, a testament to their creativity, teamwork, and newfound skills.

Children from Youth Theatre Workshop

Why choose BOVTS Summer Theatre Camp?

Learning environment
Our camp is led by experienced professionals with a passion for theatre. Current BOVTS degree students will assist in classes, creating an inspiring environment in which your child can excel.

5 days, 1 unforgettable play
Witness the magic of theatre unfold as students collaborate to devise and perform a play in just five days. “My Ultimate Quest” is not just a theme – it’s the catalyst for a week of exploration, creativity and discovery!

Skills that last a lifetime
Our camp focuses on building essential life skills. From teamwork and communication, to problem-solving and self-expression, your child will leave with more than just memories of an incredible performance.

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A limited number of bursary places are available for this course.

Applications for bursary places will be open from Monday 19 February until Friday 22 March 2024.

Places will go on general sale on Tuesday 9 April 2024.

N'Dea in Henry VI
In just one year the MFA programme has given me the confidence in my artistry and the tools to work professionally that I lacked prior to my training. N'Dea Miles, MFA Professional Acting Student