Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Image: Graham Burke
We are a conservatoire of eight schools training artists and production professionals in the disciplines of dance, drama, circus arts and technical theatre
We receive over 12,000 applications a year for around 335 undergraduate and 100 postgraduate places. We audition or interview every eligible applicant
Our higher education courses are validated by the University of Kent, King’s College London, and the University of the West of England
Our student body is small with around:
of students new to higher education are from a state school background.
of home/EU students new to HE receive some form of financial support.
are from the lowest household income bracket.
Student population: UK-domiciled students
The 2016 National Student Survey ranked us the UK's joint No 1 performing arts conservatoire for student satisfaction.
It costs at least
per year to train a Conservatoire student and students spend around
per week in training.
Across the schools, students participate in around 80 professional productions per year, with some productions touring across the UK and Europe.
Actors, writers and technicians who trained at Conservatoire schools have been nominated for
Academy Awards – the highest of any training centre in the world
Conservatoire school performances, exhibitions and events attract around
annually and children and adults participated in around
days of classes and courses
The Conservatoire’s income in 2015/16 was £20,084,000
Total Tuition Fees - 61%
Total Grant - 39%
Disbursed to schools - 92%
Student Support - 4%
Central admin - 4%