Bristol Old Vic Young Company is home to young people from all across the city. From inspiring weekly sessions to full-scale performances, if you are 5-25 years old and passionate about theatre then you too can get involved.
Our Young Company has performed at Bristol Harbour Festival and in Bristol Old Vic's professional production of Coram Boy, won three awards at the National Student Drama Festival, created six full-length Studio productions and performed both Children of Killers and The Grandfathers at the National Theatre as part of NT Connections. Excitingly, after seeing The Grandfathers Nicholas Hytner invited the show back for a run in The Shed at the National Theatre in July 2013. More recently Bristol Old Vic Young Company performed Pigeon English, a co-commission with the National Youth Theatre, at Bristol Old Vic and in a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013. Pigeon English is the premiere stage adapation of Stephen Kelman's Man-Booker shortlisted novel, adapted by Gbolahan Obisesan.
Made in Bristol is the Young Company's graduate training company. Now in its fourth year, recent successes include an international tour of the production RIOT (including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), performing I Would Not at the National Theatre and taking Convinction into Ashfield Young Offenders institute.
Our Young Company continues to expand through Satellite Young Company sessions which take place in six schools across Bristol and in various local communities. The aim of these sessions is to connect with young people who find it difficult to participate in arts activity, to provide a rich education through the arts and to develop deeper engagement with local communities across the city.
The production of The Grandfathers, by Bristol Old Vic Young Company (in partnership with St Brendan's 6th Form College) is the best I have seen in 10 years of the National Theatre's Connections festival. It's thrilling to see a group of teenage actors rise with such conviction to the challenge of an exciting script."
Sir Nicholas Hytner, Artistic Director of the National Theatre
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When is Spring Term 2015?
TERM BEGINS: Week commencing Mon 12 Jan 2015
HALF TERM (No sessions): Week commencing Mon 16 Feb 2015
TERM ENDS: Week commending Mon 23 Mar 2015
Excitingly, and after much demand, we are trialling a Year 1-2 group for Spring Term 2015 that will be suitable for 5-7 year olds. The session will run on a Saturday from 9.15-10.15am. The cost will be the same as other junior Young Company sessions- £75. Please do spread the word, the capacity for the group will be 15 and places will be filled on the first come served basis.
Spring Term Schedule
Please note that groups are strictly capped at 30 young people per session (15 for Year 1-2) - this is a result of feedback from the Young Company themselves about group sizes.
|Young Company Spring Term Session Times|
|MONDAY||6-8pm||Year 9 *SOLD OUT*
|8-10pm||Year 10-11 *SOLD OUT*
|8-10pm||Ages 16-25 *SOLD OUT*
|THURSDAY||6-8pm||Year 10-11 *SOLD OUT*
|8-10pm||Ages 16-25 *SOLD OUT*
|1-2.30pm||Year 6 *SOLD OUT*
|3-5pm||Year 7-8 *SOLD OUT*
|5-7pm||Year 7-8 *SOLD OUT*
Please note that there was an increase in Young Company fees which came into place for the Young Company Autumn Term 2014. There will be no further increase for Young Company Spring Term 2015 sessions.
Year 1-2, 3-4, Year 5 and Year 6 will be £75 per term and Year 7+ will be £85.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT RESERVATIONS FOR SPRING TERM 2015 ARE NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED*
10% discount is available when you sign up a siblings. Please contact Box Office on 0117 987 7877 to book these discounts as they are not available online.
Click here to find out about bursary places. Deadline for Young Company Bursary applications for Spring Term 2015 will be Monday 24th November.
Remember, places are limited so please sign up as soon as possible.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Sian at email@example.com
TERM BEGINS: Week commencing Mon 15 Sep
NO SESSIONS: (Half-term) Week commencing Mon 27 Oct
TERM ENDS: Week commencing Mon 8 Dec
*** Please note that all sessions for Autumn Term 2014 are now SOLD OUT. To be added to our waiting list please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ***