Summer School

Free workshops for up to 20 people with industry professionals in July 2018.

Over one week, participants will receive top level training in theatre-based skills, across a range of creative practices, ending in a sharing of their work for an invited audience of friends, family and theatre professionals. The workshops will be inspired by the plays in The Old Vic’s current season.

The programme is for people aged 16–25 from all backgrounds who want to develop new skills and gain confidence in their individual abilities, as well as working with others to produce theatre.

We are particularly keen to hear from people who have had limited or no access to arts opportunities in the past. No experience is necessary and the programme isn’t open to anyone who has received formal, degree level (or equivalent) arts training, or has taken part in the programme previously.

Participants will also be invited to attend a careers session after the programme has finished, and will receive a free ticket to attend a performance of A Monster Calls on Wednesday 18 July.


Mon 23–Fri 27 July at The Old Vic Workrooms, Drummond Road, Bermondsey, SE16 4EE.

Selection will be made through open auditions to be held between 3–7 July. Click HERE to apply. Once you’ve signed up, please also fill out the form here.

Auditions will be in the form of a group workshop and participants do not need to prepare anything to take part.

Tue 3 July, 10am–12pm: The Old Vic Rehearsal Room
Tue 3 July, 4–6pm: The Old Vic Rehearsal Room
Thu 5 July, 5:30–7:30pm: The Old Vic Workrooms
Fri 6 July, 5:30–7:30pm: The Old Vic Workrooms
Sat 7 July, 10:30am–12:30pm: The Old Vic Workrooms
Sat 7 July, 2–4pm: The Old Vic Workrooms

Please note: The Old Vic Workrooms are located on Drummond Road, Bermondsey, SE16 4EE

If you have any questions about the programme or audition process, please get in touch on 020 7960 4102 or email

Summer School is supported by a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous