Made in Bristol

Made In Bristol is a twelve-strong group made up of young people aged 18-25 on some sort of gap year - be it having graduated from university, finished school or being in part time employment - who are resident for two days a week for one year. 

The group train to become workshop leaders, assistants and theatre makers, creating work that can reach out across Bristol and the South West as well as performing their own piece of work in an exciting local theatre space at the end of the course.

Made in Bristol is designed to give young theatre-makers an opportunity to train together, make work together, and to develop their teaching skills through their associate relationship with the Young Company. During their time on the course the group get the opportunity to work with freelance directors and arts practitioners (previous groups have worked with Tom Morris, Melly Still, Mike Sheperd and Emma Rice) and to participate in the wider Bristol arts scene through collaborations and tour work nationally.

Now in its seventh year, 2016/17's Made in Bristol group, INKBLOC Ensemble, began their training at Bristol Old Vic in September 2016 and their debut show, Lego Beach will be performed at 1532 Performing Arts Centre 19-22 July.

It has allowed me to foster my creativity in the environment of the working theatre."

Julia Head, Made In Bristol 2015/16

Find out more...

Join Made In Bristol
Made In Bristol 2016/17
Previous Made In Bristol Companies


Thank you to our Made in Bristol supporters

The David Horlock Trust
The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
The Society of Merchant Venturers
Friends of Theatre
Academy Associates
The Leonard Laity Stoate Charitable Trust
Donors who wish to remain anonymous

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