Nik Partridge Head of MA Drama Directing Course

Nik Partridge

Head of MA Drama Directing Course


Nik is a Bristol-based director, who has worked extensively within the South-West. His practice lies in the development of new work (both devised and new writing), adaptation, engagement and the reimagining of classic plays for contemporary audiences.

He has collaborated and produced work with organisations like Bristol Old Vic, Watermill Theatre, MAYK, The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath, Strike-A-Light, Travelling Light, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Tobacco Factory Theatres. Further afield he has made work for the Royal Court, Traverse and Galway International Arts Festival.

Nik has held a number of building-based and organisational roles with the JMK (Director Practitioner), The Egg (Creative Associate and Creative Producer), Theatre Royal Plymouth (Staff Associate Director) and Tobacco Factory Theatres (Director-in-Residence), working extensively both as a director and as a mentor, producer and facilitator. He trained on the National Theatre Studio Directors Course and at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Nik was a BBC Performing Arts Fellow and is a recipient of the Equity John Fernald Award.

One of my favourite parts about BOVTS is that it feels ‘homegrown’. From the set to the costume, lighting, acting and sound, every single aspect of a theatre production or film is down to the students. The location of Clifton is so serene and the School being so small everyone knows each other and it feels so personal and special. Violet Morris, BA Professional Acting Student