Young Company 

Easter School

Summer Term 2015

Fees and Bursaries

Spring Term 2015

 

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

Find out more about sessions


Easter School 2015

ON SALE WEDNESDAY 25TH FEBRUARY AT 10AM

Bristol Old Vic Young Company Easter School 2015
7-11 April (Tues-Sat) 10am-3pm
£130

(Easter School is open to anyone aged 7-11 of all abilities and experiences)

Land of falling waters
With ice and rocks to hide
Land where The Hidden People
Have chosen to reside...

Come and join us this Easter as we encounter elves, trolls, sea monsters, ghosts and nature spirits using the rich folklore of Iceland’s, Huldufolk or ‘Hidden People’.

Using a wide range of theatrical techniques, explore invisible elves, exploding volcanos and murky troll caves before creating your very own piece of theatre based on some of the magical  stories that have been passed down from generation to generation.  We might even meet a Viking or two!

Through practical theatre skills, games and activities we will explore the art of theatre making and storytelling in a fun and playful environment, as we experiment with performance, music and movement. We will share the results of Easter School with parents in a small showing at the end of the week. (Details on this will follow on the first day of Easter School).

There are 25 places available on a first come, first served basis and the cost of the week is £130. There are bursary places available, please email getinvolved@bristololdvic.org.uk for more information on these.

Booking for Easter School 2015 will open on Wednesday 25th February at 10am. To book please call Bristol Old Vic Box Office on 0117 987 7877 (booking is not available online)

You do not have to be a current Young Company member to join us for our Easter School- everyone is welcome!

Directed by local practitioner and Young Company leader Angela Athay-Hunt and assisted by Young Company and Made in Bristol graduate and assistant Esther Lawrence; Easter School promises to be lots of fun- we hope to see you there...

 


Summer Term 2015

ON SALE WEDNESDAY 18 FEBRUARY AT 10AM

When is Summer Term 2015?

First week of term: W/C Monday 20th April 2015
Half Term (No sessions): W/C Monday 25th May 2015
Last week of term: W/C Monday 13th July 2015

(Please note there will be no Monday sessions on Monday 4th May due to bank holiday, extra Monday sessions have been added on Monday 20th July to make up for this missed day)

New session

After its success in Spring Term, we will be continuing to run our Year 1-2 group suitable for 5-7 year olds. The session runs on a Saturday from 9.15-10.15am. The cost is the same as other junior Young Company sessions- £75. The capacity for the group is 15 and places are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Summer 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 Summer Term Session Times
MONDAY 6-8pm Year 9 *SOLD OUT*
  8-10pm Year 10-11
TUESDAY 6-8pm Year 10-11
  8-10pm Ages 16-25 *SOLD OUT*
THURSDAY 6-8pm Year 10-11
  8-10pm Ages 16-25  *SOLD OUT*
SATURDAY

9.15-10.15am

Year 1-2 *SOLD OUT*
  10.30-11.30am Year 3-4 *SOLD OUT*
  11.45am-1pm Year 5
  1-2.30pm Year 6 *SOLD OUT*
  3-5pm Year 7-8 *SOLD OUT*
  5-7pm Year 7-8 *SOLD OUT*

 

 

Young Company Fees and Bursaries

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 Summer 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 SUMMER 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 Summer Term 2015 will beMonday 16th March.

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 getinvolved@bristololdvic.org.uk

(Please note that we cannot issue refunds for Young Company sessions unless we have a waiting list and are able to resell the place.)

 


Spring Term 2015

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

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*
TUESDAY 6-8pm Year 10-11
  8-10pm Ages 16-25 *SOLD OUT*
THURSDAY 6-8pm Year 10-11 *SOLD OUT*
  8-10pm Ages 16-25 *SOLD OUT*
SATURDAY

9.15-10.15am

Year 1-2
  10.30-11.30am Year 3-4 *SOLD OUT*
  11.45am-1pm Year 5
  1-2.30pm Year 6 *SOLD OUT*
  3-5pm Year 7-8 *SOLD OUT*
  5-7pm Year 7-8 *SOLD OUT*

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