Baylis Assistant Director

The Baylis Assistant Director is a funded scheme that provides the opportunity for an emerging director to take the next step in their career by assisting on one of our main stage productions and working within a large scale organisation.

The Baylis Assistant Director is a short term (3–5 month) residency at The Old Vic, providing unique opportunities for aspiring directors to work with and learn from seasoned professionals in the industry.

The Baylis Assistant Directors are generously supported by Tim and Sarah Minchin and The Chapman Charitable Trust.

Applications for The Baylis Assistant Directors are currently closed.



The Old Vic’s Principal Partner Royal Bank of Canada have enhanced their support to become Principal Partner of The Old Vic’s Emerging Talent Programme, enabling The Old Vic 12, the Baylis Director and Baylis Assistant Director programmes, and the Connect Network. As Principal Partner, RBC is helping to sustain the lifeblood of the creative industries when it is needed most, and we are indebted to their generosity and vision.