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. The company is resident at Bristol Old Vic two days a week, where they 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 Bristol Old Vic's Studio 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 with Firebird Theatre, ss Great Britain, Bristol University and Theatre Uncut project and tour work nationally to the National Theatre, Glasgow's Tin Forest Festival and the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry.

Now in its sixth year, 2015/16's Made in Bristol group began their training at Bristol Old Vic in September 2015 and will be perform as an ensemble for the first time in a specially comissioned Halloween fright-fest on the SS Great Britain at Halloween, Spooky Ship.

Previous Made in Bristol years have seen the creation of: The Wardrobe Ensemble (2010-11) and RIOT, The Tin Can Collective (2011-12) and I Would Not, Guilty Party (2012-13) and Conviction Hotel Echo (2013-14) and Wild Men and Propolis Theatre (2014-15) and Spill.

Click here to see information about the current Made in Bristol group.

To be involved in the Made in Bristol scheme we ask that applicants have had some previous involvement with Bristol Old Vic, so for applicants who haven't worked with us before we encourage them to join our Young Company or enagage with one of our Outreach programmes. 

For more information about Made in Bristol please contact Sian.



A production shot from Propolis Theatre's Spill.

A production shot from Hotel Echo's Wild Men.

Made in Bristol supporters

The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
The Society of Merchant Venturers
Friends of Theatre
Academy Associates
The Leonard Laity Stoate Charitable Trust
Anonymous donors x 2

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