Support Us


Following on from our recent 70th Anniversary, we are currently re-engaging with our past students.

We are consulting with our graduates on a range of activities including;

Organising reunion events. We started the celebrations for our 70th birthday with a reunion for ex-staff and alumni. click here to see a short film of the event made by our students.

Sending regular Alumni newsletters and updates.

Identifying graduates who would be willing to be called upon to attend fundraising events and meetings with supporters to raise the profile of the Theatre School.

Putting together a timetable of Masterclasses and other opportunities to work with the Theatre School.

If you are an Alumni of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, we would love to hear from you. Contact us on [email protected]

Student Hardship Fund

We are giving our ex- students, supporters and friends the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of those training and just starting out.

As we select on talent alone our students are from a range of backgrounds (41% of our current students are in receipt of full maintenance grant –ie household income below £25,000) and sometimes they need a little help with their living expenses.

This fund will be used to make payments to students in times of particular financial hardship. These payments to students are usually quite small but with a very big impact!

To make a one off or regular donation and to give a Theatre School student a “Hand Up” please contact us on [email protected]

Students developing and growing in confidence during their time here, seeing their work reaching professional standards in approach and execution; a student who intends to be a stage manager producing a wonderful sound design; a first year student making a lovely recording of a song for their recording project; tracking the careers of former students and seeing them be successful; being able to find a job opportunity for a recent graduate. Frank Bradley, Sound Tutor