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Bath Theatre Academy began development in 2017, drawing on the academic successes and educational understanding of Bath College in collaboration with the world-renowned Theatre Royal Bath.

WHAT IS Bath Theatre Academy?

Bath Theatre Academy offers a full-time UAL Level 3 Course in Performing and Production Arts.

Split over four full days of practical and theoretical work, this course is like doing your A Levels, but at a theatre.

Along the way, you'll get to work with some of the best creative practitioners in the South West and beyond.

Drawing on decades of Theatre Royal Bath’s creative endeavours, plus the educational expertise from Bath College, our collaboration strives to create the optimum conditions for art and learning to thrive.

We want to serve students on our course by ensuring that they are exposed to the industry’s most exciting and innovative thinkers and makers – those who are united by a shared vision to radically readdress common misperceptions about the work young people are capable of making.

We are passionate about empowering the next generation of theatre makers to go boldly.


Where is Bath Theatre Academy?

Bath Theatre Academy students benefit from two campuses in the heart of the city: Bath College's City Centre campus, and the industry standard theatre spaces at Theatre Royal Bath.

At the theatre, learning takes place in The Egg, a purpose-built theatre for young people. The building comprises of a versatile and fully accessible auditorium, a stunning rooftop rehearsal room, and a relaxed café.

Bath College offers two fully equipped practical locations. TEMPA is a multi-functional space which allows a multitude of configurations for classes, sharings and masterclasses. This studio theatre is used as a rehearsal room and can be also transformed into a performance venue for practical projects. Our fully equipped Dance Studio acts as another rehearsal space for students.

The College also has a host of recording studios; media suites; film & TV equipment; and a fully equipped library and resources centre which are all available to our students.

The Timetable

The course is delivered across the two campuses over a four-day timetable. Following the terms found in academic study, we work to three terms in a year, breaking for Christmas, Easter and summer with additional half-term breaks for study (and rest!).

We provide young people with the opportunities to succeed in their study by delivering a combination of classes, seminars, rehearsals, specific tutorial sessions and self-directed study.

The course delivery is broken down into a structured timetable mirroring a drama school model.


Our sessions are divided as follows:


Weekly time and space to work with a practitioner on a long-term Project or unit; this could take the form of developing a scratch piece; designing set & costume for a production; understanding audition technique; acting for screen; or rehearsing a production to be performed at The Egg Theatre. These are practical sessions where students will be up on their feet and encouraged to learn through play.

Our practitioners are industry professionals, who will take time to share about their route into the industry and the path they have taken to become a professional. Not only do we support our students through steps towards further education, we also support varied routes into the industry.