Associates’ Circle: £480 per year / or £40 per month

By joining the Associates’ Circle your support will nurture the next generation of artists, including the Peter O’Toole Prize.

The Peter O’Toole Prize supports young actors in their professional debut on the Bristol Old Vic stage.

Previous productions include:

  • Wild Oats (2012)
  • Peter Pan (2012)
  • Great Expectations (2013)
  • The Little Mermaid (2013)
  • Juno and the Paycock (2014)
  • Swallows and Amazons (2014)


  • The Crucible (2015)
  • Sleeping Beauty (2015)
  • The Snow Queen (2016)
  • The Cherry Orchard (2018)
  • A Christmas Carol (2018)
  • A Christmas Carol (2019)

The Peter O'Toole Prize, named in honour of my father and something I know Peter would have been pleased to attach his name to, is an important springboard for talented young actors. 

By providing opportunities for gifted performers, we can afford deserving prize-winners the same chance my father had to hone their craft on the very same stage.

Kate O'Toole

Members are also invited to see the development of this work, in the rehearsal room and at the dress rehearsal, with the creative teams of each shows. 

All levels of Bristol Old Vic membership comprise a benefits value representing the cost of membership to the theatre. The benefits can be purchased separately at the state price. Any amounts given over and above this benefits value are given freely as a donation and are eligible for Gift Aid. To discuss purchasing benefits separately please contact the Development team. Artists’ Circle: £120 – membership fee: £45, donation £75; Associates’ Circle: £480 – membership fee: £60, donation: £420; Directors’ Circle: £1,020 – membership fee: £100, donation: £920

Directors’ Circle: £1,020 per year / or £85 per month

For those seeking a deeper engagement that reaches the creative heart of Bristol Old Vic, this membership is for you.

You will have the opportunity to learn more from the creative minds behind our extraordinary shows and enjoy invitations to the most important nights of the year.

We look forward to welcoming you!

For more information on all individual giving, please contact Doug Middling, Individual Giving Manager: call 0117 317 8657 or email doug.middling@bristololdvic.org.uk