Bristol Old Vic Theatre School One of the most successful drama schools in the UK

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Short Courses for Adults
From puppetry to playwriting, directing to design, find the right short course for you.

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Summer Acting Foundation Course
A ten-week, intensive experience of training at a leading conservatoire drama school.

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Young Conservatoire
Designed specifically for aspiring actors aged 16–18, Young Conservatoire nurtures your skills ready for the next steps.

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Why Bristol?

Bristol is easy to reach by train from all cities in the UK and by road, being serviced by both the M4 and M5 motorways. It also has an international airport.

The main Bristol Old Vic Theatre School premises at 1-3 Downside Road are accessible to wheelchair users and we have considerable experience of working with and adapting our programmes to students with a wide range of impairments and we welcome applications from disabled students.

Students relaxing outside of the School
The School is in a beautiful part of Bristol, overlooking a huge park called the Downs. We sometimes take advantage of our close proximity to the Downs during the summer term, practising fight and dance routines, or voice or singing classes! Dan Hall, BA Professional Acting student