Theatre Royal Bath and Bath College launch brand new BATH THEATRE ACADEMY.

Theatre Royal Bath is pleased to announce an exciting and ambitious new partnership with Bath College. The newly-formed Bath Theatre Academy will offer students studying on the full-time Level 3 UAL Performing and Production Arts course at Bath College a unique curriculum that combines a practical introductory theatre programme with real-life industry experience.

The Performing and Production Arts course will be delivered at both the Theatre and the College, and is aimed at students aged 16 and over. Students will have weekly use of professional rehearsal studios as well as access to the world-renowned Theatre Royal Bath and its three dedicated performance spaces.

Jon Domaille, Head of Creative Arts and Enterprise at Bath College, comments, “We are incredibly excited about this innovative partnership.  This venture will provide our students with a clear ‘line of sight’ into the performing arts industry. To have professionals from the world of performance and production feeding directly into our curriculum is invaluable and will provide our learners with vocationally relevant, exciting and memorable experiences in a professional and creative environment.”

James Moore, Course Leader and Acting Head of Creative Learning at Theatre Royal Bath, has designed the new course to work with the theatre. “The creative curriculum empowers students to begin making choices about the theatre makers that they would like to be, drawing on their interests and allowing for student lead progression. Working in a professional theatre will allow students to be fully immersed within the world of theatre making, enabling a fully rounded experience of the standards and expectations of a professional theatre maker.”

The new course will offer:

  • Dedicated teaching from a variety of active and leading industry professionals
  • Access to the full suite of spaces and resources at Theatre Royal Bath
  • Professional mentoring and career advice from industry insiders
  • A clear line of progression from course to employment or further study
  • A commitment to students’ routes into the industry

James adds, “The students we will work with are dedicated and committed to the performing arts industry with a passion to create innovative and exceptional new theatre, on or off stage, and this course offers an unparalleled insight into the industry.”

Places are still available on the course, and applications for the Bath Theatre Academy can be made through the college – full details about the application process can be found online at www.bathcollege.ac.uk


The iconic Bristol Hippodrome is saying goodbye to their historic theatre seats this summer and are offering the opportunity for you to own a piece of the theatre’s history.

The theatre is a superb example of the grand architecture of the late Victorian era and is one of the masterpieces of design by Frank Matcham, the most eminent theatre architect of his time.

Having survived the war unscathed during which time the theatre contributed enormously to the morale of Bristolians with a continuous run of first-rate entertainment, it was a tragic irony when a disastrous fire broke out and almost destroyed it in 1948.

The seats have been in situ following that fire and have been witness to some huge shows and great performers. So if you are a theatre lover looking for a unique talking point for your home, your venue or your business look no further! Jenny Hutchinson, General Manager says, “This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Bristol Hippodrome history that may also hold some very special memories for you or a loved one.”

The Bristol Hippodrome will be making a generous donation to a local Bristol charity, selected from those nominated by purchasers, so this is also a great opportunity to support an important cause.

Seats will be sold on a first come first serve basis and will require collection w/c 21st August 2017.

For further information and to purchase please contact Alicia Petchey on aliciapetchey@theambassadors.com or 0117 302 3238.