Christchurch Studios is an ex BBC recording studio bought by the school in 2001 and was the BBC flagship radio drama studio for many years.
There is a large live recording area, a dead room (which contains a foley pit), a large control room and various narration rooms and post-production suites, all equipped to industry standard.
As well as a facility for the school, the studio is run as a commercial recording facility, accommodating everything from voice-overs to radio drama, and all types of music recording, from bands to orchestras. If you’re interested in booking the space, find out more on the website.
On the second and third floors is the film department, consisting of video edit suites, post production sound suites, a large production office, kit stores, and other teaching areas. Again, commercial work is undertaken here, often using current students as crew.
As part of its long-term strategy, the Theatre School has resolved to relocate its media, film and television production work. The first stage of this strategy will involve the sale of Christchurch Studios. For further information, please use the drop-down below.
As part of its long-term strategy, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School has resolved to relocate its media, film and television production work. The first stage of this strategy will involve the sale of Christchurch Studios, the current home of the film and television department, early in 2023. The School intends to negotiate a leaseback of the Studios for two years until summer 2025, ensuring that it can continue to deliver world-class training to its students without disruption to their studies. The sale of the studios will release the capital needed for the School to realise the next stage of this plan.
This means that it is anticipated that media training in the third year of study on the BA Production Arts and BA Professional Acting courses will be delivered somewhere else in Bristol. The School will make sure our students’ studies are not disrupted and will keep all students informed as plans progress.
The sale will give the School the opportunity to review the space it needs for the media, film & television work the School currently delivers and plans to increase in the future. The new space would include a plan for the MA Screen Acting course to be within the same building as the film and television department. If you require further information, please contact student recruitment via [email protected].
Broadcast-standard digital audio and video recording studios and editing suites, used both for the training of students and for professional recordings.