Made in Bristol

Made In Bristol is a group of twelve 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 become resident at Bristol Old Vic for two days a week for one year. 

The group train to become workshop leaders, facilitators and theatre makers, creating work that can reach out across Bristol and the South West, engaging with other local arts organisations 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, Sally Cookson Mike Shepherd and Emma Rice) and to participate in the wider Bristol arts scene through collaborations and tour work nationally.


Now in its eighth year, 2017/18's Made in Bristol group will begin their training at Bristol Old Vic in September 2017 and their debut show will be performed at 1532 Performing Arts Centre in July 2018.


"It has allowed me to foster my creativity in the environment of the working theatre." - Julia Head, Made In Bristol 2015/16

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

Thank you to our Made in Bristol supporters

David Horlock Trust

Noël Coward Foundation

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

Veronica Awdry Charitable Trust

Donors who wish to remain anonymous

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