Adult Company

Running since 2012, the Bristol Old Vic Adult Company is a participatory theatre class that runs termly, is open to all and involves:

  • Weekly classes (no experience needed)
  • The chance to develop skill and work together as an ensemble
  • Sessions run after work hours during term time, limited bursary places are available

Spring Term 2018 (BOOKING OPENS WED 29 NOV AT 10AM)

This Spring term will use stories and characters drawn from the archives of Bristol Old Vic to create playful interventions and interactive theatre. We'll immerse ourselves in the eccentric and everyday events from the 250 year life of our theatre. We'll devise new work that breathes life into the ghosts and find fun ways to engage ourselves and others this rich history. 

To find out more about the Adult Company Spring Term 2018 click here.

Autumn Term 2017

The Autumn term, currently underway, is sold out. To find out more about the course click here.

About Adult Company

During 2012, a group of non-professional actors from Bristol participated in a series of drama workshops with experienced drama facilitator and creative practitioner, Liz Hague. The sessions had a strong focus on creating and devising, and explored various theatrical skills including improvisation, text-based stories, physical theatre, puppetry/object animation, character-building and the theatre experience. These 'taster' sessions led to the formation of the first ever participatory Bristol Old Vic Adult Company in Spring 2013.

Adult Company has been running ever since with a range of different practitioners running weekly classes every term.



Members of Bristol Old Vic Adult Company present a public sharing of the techniques they have explored in their classes

Photography by Camilla Adams

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