About Us


Bristol School of Performing Arts delivers extremely high standard of teaching, working almost exclusively with industry professionals, all of whom are still very much actively employed in both theatre and television, with most based in London and travelling to Bristol on a weekly basis to teach at BSPA! The School enyoys a particularly close association with the Bristol Hippodrome and provides young performers to join professional touring productions visiting this theatre as well as the Bath Theatre Royal and the region’s other major theatres. Find out more about our students in the spotlight. We are based in Brislington with our own in-house theatre.


Our sister School The Bristol School of Dancing delivers dance training in Clifton.


Our patrons

Vanessa Redgrave CBE is an English actress of stage, screen and television, as well as a political activist. She is a 2003 American Theatre Hall of Fame inductee, and received the 2010 BAFTA Fellowship.

Bill Kenwright CBE (is a British West End theatre producer and film producer. He is also the chairman of Everton Football Club.

Kevin Wood is the founder of Family First Entertainment,  the premiere pantomime production company in the UK.

Sir Kenneth Arthur Dodd, OBE is an English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor, identified by his unruly hair and protruding teeth!