Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is unique in its wide range of professional training opportunities and industry-standard facilities. Students across all technical courses work together on the School’s productions, creating a company feel to the training, with everyone working to professional disciplines and deadlines. Students are trained in small groups, allowing individual attention both to their skills training and career advice. We place great emphasis on preparing students for future employment, with opportunities for work placements, interviews with employers, CV writing and advice on contracts and unions. Only an hour and a half train journey from London and Birmingham, Bristol has a reputation as one of the most vibrant cities in the UK. It has a thriving arts scene, being home to the country’s oldest working theatre, The Bristol Old Vic; the contemporary arts space The Arnolfini; the independent cinema and media centre, Watershed; the innovative theatre space, The Tobacco Factory and the concert venue, The Colston Hall. Its café and bar scene is bustling and eclectic and its music scene has an established international reputation due to the success of such Bristol musicians as Portishead, Massive Attack, Tricky and Andy Shepherd.