Young Company 

Summer Term 2014

Easter School 2014

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 7-25 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


Summer Term 2014

TERM BEGINS: Week commencing Mon 28 Apr
NO SESSIONS: (Half-term) Week commencing Mon 26 May
TERM ENDS: Week commencing Mon 7 July

NB. There will be an EXTRA MONDAY SESSION on Mon 14 July to make up for the session missed due to bank holiday in May. This will only be for the monday groups, not all groups.

SUMMER TERM 2014 SESSIONS

 

Group

Times

Monday

Year 9
Year 10-11

6-8pm
8-10pm

Tuesday

Year 10-11 SOLD OUT
Ages 16-25 SOLD OUT

6-8pm
8-10pm

Wednesday

 

 

Thursday

Year 10-11 SOLD OUT
Ages 16-25 

6-8pm
8-10pm

Friday

 

 

Saturday

Year 3-4 SOLD OUT
Year 5 SOLD OUT
Year 6 SOLD OUT
Year 7-8 SOLD OUT
Year 7-8 SOLD OUT

10:30-11:30am
11:45am-1pm
1-2:30pm
3-5pm
5-7pm

FEES  Under 11s £70 per term, Over 11s £80 per term

*PLEASE NOTE THAT RESERVATIONS FOR SUMMER TERM 2014 ARE NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED*

10% discount is available when you sign up for a second weekly session or sign up a sibling. 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 Bursary applications, Wednesday 19th March 10am.

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


Easter School 2014

7-11 April

10am-3pm

Bristol Old Vic

£125-

*** EASTER SCHOOL IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT, PLEASE CONTACT BOX OFFICE TO GO ON A WAITING LIST. ***

Easter School 2014 is open to anyone aged 7-11, of all abilities and experiences, and will run from Monday 7th April – Friday 11th April, 10am-3pm at the Bristol Old Vic.

This April is the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare and, here at the Bristol Old Vic Young Company, we wanted to celebrate with our youngest members and prove you’re never too young  to have fun with these timeless tales. 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

With the story of King Lear as the starting point, an ageing King asks his three clever daughters which one loves him most? This story will inspire pieces of work through comedy and tragedy with plenty of clever children, crazy cooks and some not so wise parents. We will share the results of Easter School with parents in a small showing at the end of the week.

There are 25 places available on a first come, first served basis and the cost of the week is £125. Applications for bursary places are now closed.

*** EASTER SCHOOL IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT, PLEASE CONTACT BOX OFFICE TO GO ON A WAITING LIST. ***

 

Bristol Old Vic Box Office can be contacted on 0117 987 7877.

Please note you do not have to be a current Young Company member to join us for our Easter School.

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

 

 

 

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