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Our Access to Acting programme provides inclusive integrated workshops for young people with physical and sensory impairments.

Our workshops are in partnerships with venues across the UK and encourage participation in the arts.

In addition to practical workshops led by RADA, we partner with organisations who are leading on work for disabled actors:

2019 workshops

Are you interested in performing? Do you want to know more about drama school?

These fun taster workshops for 16-25 year olds are designed to give you an introduction into acting.

This is an opportunity for young people with physical and sensory impairments to participate in a practical inclusive drama workshop. Led by RADA teachers, you will find out what it’s like to train as an actor through exploring play texts, voice or movement, and warm-up exercises.

The workshops are also open to non-disabled participants who are from low-income households and/or identify as Black Asian minority ethnic. You will also get the opportunity to:

  • Learn new practical skills
  • Play some games
  • Ask questions about life at drama school and what you will learn there
  • Understand the audition process
  • Find out about opportunities to get involved in the arts in your local area

Bristol Old Vic, Saturday 30 March (1-4pm)

Come and join us to find out more about actor training.

For more information and to book, please contact engagement@bristololdvic.org.uk or 0117 949 3993 (ext. 8670). You will be asked to complete a form to tell us about any access requirements in advance.

All participants will also receive a free ticket to The Shape of the Pain, an accessible production developed and directed by Access to Acting project leader Rachel Bagshaw. The performance takes place at 8pm on the day of the workshop.

More dates and cities will be announced soon!