Collaborations and Hosted Companies
Bristol Old Vic are delighted to be part of Graeae's 'Write To Play' programme, together with our South West partner theatres, offering a unique development opportunity for D/deaf and disabled writers in South West England to develop their skills. Write To Play is a year-long paid writing course for D/deaf and disabled writers run by award-winning theatre company Graeae, in partnership with Theatre Royal Plymouth, Wiltshire Creative, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Bristol Old Vic, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and the Ustinov Studio at Theatre Royal Bath.
Applications open Fri 3rd August, and close on Mon 3rd Sept at 12pm, find out how to apply here or take a look at our Easy Read guide, here.
A collaboration with Word of Mouth and Bristol's Literary Agency, Blahblahblah is a regular series of spoken-word events, featuring some of the most acclaimed poets from the region – and beyond.
An international company which commissions short political plays that can be performed copyright free for a fixed period. The company’s launch event is hosted by Bristol Old Vic and features debates and testimony that branch out from the plays.
A playwrights’ group meet monthly at the theatre to read and creatively explore members’ latest scripts.
Missing Pieces are script in hand performances, bringing you great entertaining plays, with professional actors and directors. The play readings showcase Black British, Caribbean and African work from new writing to classics.
Missing Pieces is about raising the profile of Black work in the South West and enable work usually seen in London to be seen here. We have a cultural legacy with some of the greatest writers for the stage; names like Alfred Fagon, the Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott and Wole Soyinka. But most writers are unknown or forgotten. Missing Pieces is about knowing a part of our cultural history.