See how the Big Give donations may help:

£5,000 would fund the entire production costs of our 18-25 young performers’ final show.

You will receive a plaque of recognition on one of the best seats in our Georgian auditorium (for 25 years), your name recognised in the production’s free sheet programmes and an invitation to be our guest at our Young Company and Made in Bristol final shows.

£2,500 would fund the professional directors for 2 young company shows per year.

You will receive a plaque of recognition on a seat at the front of our Georgian auditorium (for 25 years) and you will receive an invitation to be our guest at one of our Young Company shows.

£500 would cover an inclusivity training weekend, ensuring Bristol Old Vic staff and practitioners are able to safely work with young people, including those with disabilities and special educational needs.

You will receive a plaque on a seat in our brand new Weston Studio (for 25 years) and you will receive an invitation to be our guest at one of our Young Company shows.

£98 would cover the cost of a bursary offered by Bristol Old Vic to young people from a low-income family.

You will receive an invitation to be our guest at one of our Young Company shows.

£25 would cover a young person’s costume for their final show.

You will receive a personalised Bristol Old Vic postcard of thanks from a member of Made in Bristol.

£10 or £5 would help towards travel costs to get a young person with a disability to the theatre.

You will receive a personalised Bristol Old Vic postcard of thanks from a member of Made in Bristol.

Our Young Company

Why is Bristol Old Vic Young Company so important? Find out in the video below.

You can read more about our Young Company here.

Big Give Stories

Stories from those who've been benefited from opportunities provided by our Young Company.

Joseph Langdon

Hear how Joseph Langdon's life was turned around by Bristol Old Vic's Young Company. Our Engagement team's work with him gave him confidence, experience of professional performance and helped him secure a place at Mountview.

Dale Thrupp

Hear how Dale was given opportunities to work in the arts he otherwise wouldn't have had through Young Company. From getting involved as a teenager to build on his love of theatre, he now helps works for the Young Company itself, helping other young people.

Julia Head

Hear how Julia's experience of Young Company helped her broaden her horizons, guiding her to become a confident artist and director, in turn giving her the skills to support other young people find their voices through theatre.

Our Young People

Hear what some of our current young company members think about Young Company. Here they describe it in one word!

Please Donate

The young Bristolians we work with asked, and you delivered. Our Young Company will benefit hugely from your generous donations during the Big Give Christmas Challenge. Thank you.