Charlotte Claydon

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager


Charlotte has worked for a number of years in creative higher education in both administrative and widening participation roles. She recently completed an MA in Performance and Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London – where her research focused on equality, diversity and inclusion within the performing arts industry. Her research paper ‘On Being a Dominated Group in Society: To What Extent is it Ever Possible to Examine the Social Without Also Considering Questions of Power’ was selected for the 2022 International Bisexuality Research Conference. In addition, she has been a panellist at Bristol City Council’s Neurodiversity Celebration event and University of Bristol’s Staff Neurodiversity Forum.

At Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Charlotte works closely with all departments to create and embed policies, practices and projects which further the diversity and inclusion of the School. She is also available to offer advice and guidance to staff and students on aspects of their identity; to support with issues of discrimination; and to help people navigate their allyship journey. Her aim is to empower all students to advocate for themselves and others when they move into professional careers in the industry.

I absolutely love working backstage. It was something I had never done before arriving at BOVTS and I'm so grateful for the opportunity. Madi Barncoat, BA Costume Student