Shakespeare in performance summer school

Explore the UK's vibrant performing arts and theatre scenes.

This programme is now closed for 2022 applications.

Programme dates Sunday 24 July to Saturday 13 August 2022
Programme fee £2,795
What's included

We offer a £300 discount for International Partner Universities and Study Abroad student mobility partners (email if you are unsure about your status).
Credits Upon successful completion of the programme students will receive 10 academic credits, suggested as equivalent to 5 ECTS or 3 US semester credits.

Who it's for

We welcome undergraduate students from any academic background who have an interest in theatre and Shakespeare. Our four-fold interactive approach combines workshops and panels with industry experts, seminars with leading academics, engagement with rare archival artefacts, and the chance to witness a range of performance events in Bristol and around the UK.

What you'll learn

This is a summer school that emphasises learning through witnessing. You will learn to contextualise Bristol's vibrant performance scene in relation to national developments. You'll learn to understand the context in which work is produced, explore ways you might communicate that understanding to a wider audience, and examine the aims and challenges of contemporary performance practice in a small-group, collaborative learning environment.

Entry requirements

You must meet all of these requirements to be eligible for this summer school:

Application deadline

Applications are now closed.

Please contact for queries on last-minute applications.

Study level Currently studying at undergraduate level
Academic requirements GPA equivalent to 60–63% on the UK scale, C on the ECTS scale, or 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale
English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet our English language Profile B.

You can view the tests and levels we accept by visting our Profile B language requirements page and selecting the 'English Language Proficiency Tests' tab. If you took the CET-4 or CET-6 tests, email to find out what scores we will accept. 

Age 18 or over

Contact us

You can email or phone us if you have any questions about the course or your eligibility.

Life in Bristol

We provide accommodation, meals, transfers and a programme of exciting social activities. Find out more about what your time in Bristol will be like.

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