Adult Company

Running since 2012, the Bristol Old Vic Adult Company is a participatory theatre class that runs termly, is open to all and involves:

  • Weekly classes (no experience needed)
  • The chance to develop skill and work together as an ensemble
  • Sessions run after work hours during term time, limited bursary places are available

Autumn Term 2017

The Autumn term will be led by Liz Felton of The Story Cellar (who set up Adult Company at Bristol Old Vic with John Retallack back in 2012). Come and hone your storytelling and devising skills, using some lesser known dark fairytales to explore the secrets of what makes a cracking tale...

To find out more about the Adult Company Autumn Term 2017 click here.

About Adult Company

During 2012, a group of non-professional actors from Bristol participated in a series of drama workshops with experienced drama facilitator and creative practitioner, Liz Hague. The sessions had a strong focus on creating and devising, and explored various theatrical skills including improvisation, text-based stories, physical theatre, puppetry/object animation, character-building and the theatre experience. These 'taster' sessions led to the formation of the first ever participatory Bristol Old Vic Adult Company in Spring 2013.

Adult Company has been running ever since with a range of different practitioners running weekly classes every term.



Members of Bristol Old Vic Adult Company present a public sharing of the techniques they have explored in their classes

Photography by Camilla Adams

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