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.
Made in Bristol is designed to give young theatre-makers an opportunity to train together, 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 at the end of the course.
It has allowed me to foster my creativity in the environment of the working theatre.
Julia Head, Made In Bristol 2015/16
The group get the opportunity to work with freelance directors and arts practitioners (previously Tom Morris, Melly Still, Sally Cookson, Mike Shepherd and Emma Rice) to participate in the wider Bristol arts scene through collaborations and touring work nationally.
Now in its eighth year, 2017/18's Made in Bristol welcomes: Oscar Adams, Xahnaa Adlam, Patrick Bate, Dominic Beddard Coll, Thomas Davies, Imogen Downes, Hannah Hecheverria, Rebecca Jeffery Hughes, Elinor Lower, Nell O'Hara, Chris Owen, Toby Pritchard and Lydia Robertshaw.
This collective began training at Bristol Old Vic in September 2017, and their debut show will be performed in July 2018.
Applications will be open for Made in Bristol 2018/19 from Mon 6 Jun until Mon 9 Jul, after which there will be a casting workshop all day on Sat 21 Jul. Decisions will be made after this date – it is essential that all Made in Bristol applicants can make the casting workshop on 21 Jul.
To add your name to the list of people to receive application information in Jun, please contact Lucy on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to our Made in Bristol supporters:
David Horlock Trust
Noël Coward Foundation
Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust
Veronica Awdry Charitable Trust
The Enid Linder Foundation
Plus our donors who wish to remain anonymous
Please consider donating towards our work with young people: