The Big Act & TBA youth Bristol

0117 239 1274

The Big Act & TBA youth Bristol

The Big Act & TBA youth - Bristol * 0117 239 1274

Welcome to Big Act Drama School in Bristol.

TBA youth offers fun classes in drama, singing and dancing to children and young people at our purposed designed studios in Kingsland Road, Bristol just five minutes from Temple Meads in the centre of Bristol.

If you are looking for an exceptional, professional theatre company in Bristol to work with or looking to take the next steps of your career then I am sure we can help.  

At TBA youth we care personally about every individual student and every project we take on, ensuring absolute quality throughout.

Our fun, exciting classes in drama,singing and dance classes in Bristol  build confidence, develop poise, self-expression and a multitude of skills that prove invaluable in later life as well as developing skills in the performing arts.

Bristol Performing Arts SchoolAll our classes are led by professional actors, singers, practitioners.

Students receive regular performance and filming opportunities including performances at the Bristol Hippodrome. We run regular dance, acting and singing workshops in Bristol which are led by industry professionals.

Act :: Sing:: Dance  :: PERFORM


We operate a small, boutique agency representing our own students, securing them professional work in tv, film, theatre, voice over and modelling. We are very experienced in the licencing process and are happy to manage this on behalf of the production, if required.

If you're looking for young actors from 4 - 21 please get in touch. We are happy to sub through other agencies.

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Find out more about our Drama school in Bristol  and the classes we have available by visiting our website or giving us a call 0117 239 1274

The Big Act also run full-time training for 16yrs+ and 18yrs+ on their professional vocational course and foundation level course. Train with the best teachers and performers in the South West, London and the rest of the UK. Scholarships available. Auditioning now for September entry.

Our pre-vocational, foundation training is the perfect stepping stone for performers aged 16+ wishing to progress to vocational training at a professional level and who wish to focus on audition preparation.

Students on the pre-vocational, foundation course develop core skills whilst gaining experience within the performing arts. The course puts a marked focus on audition preparation, ensuring that students leave the course fully prepared not only for auditions but also for life studying on a full-time performing arts course and the demands of such a course.


Students training on our Professional Vocational course train hard and are treated as professionals from day one with professional expectations.

The professional vocational course delivers a comprehensive 'triple threat' training. Students develop a relevant, accomplished skill set and gain practical experience ensuring that they leave ready to work within the industry.

Training at The Big Act is industry focussed. Alongside our top faculty, students work with a range of visiting practitioners throughout the course. This ensures you get maximum exposure within the industry as well as experience of working with a range of different practitioners - directors, choreographers, musical directors, casting directors - all people you could potentially meet at audition.

Find out our full and part-time training for 16yrs+ and 18yrs in the Performing Arts in Bristol


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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Martin Williams

School Address:
157 Kingsland Road
United Kingdom

Telephone: 0117 239 1274

School Website:


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From Our Timetable:

BTEC courses Bristol 16 plus: Musical theatre, Dance and Acting

BTEC courses Bristol 16 plus: Musical theatre, Dance and Acting at Various times

Post-16 BTEC Performing Arts Courses Bristol

Our leading BTEC courses give you the opportunity to train in a vocational, drama school environment whilst studying for a government-funded*, recognised qualification.

Our Level 3 Extended Diploma course is equivalent to 3 A levels and carries UCAS points on completion. You will study a range of units relevant to your chosen pathway including ballet, jazz dance, acting, singing and musical theatre. In addition to the necessary BTEC units all students benefit from a wealth of additional training in order to ensure they are properly prepared for onward progression.

Throughout the course you will work hard developing core skills in order to progress to vocational training at a professional level. The course focuses on practical, technical and theoretical training with a strong emphasis on audition preparation. Daily technique classes as well as a varied performance syllabus will ensure you reach your potential.

​Our students are closely monitored throughout their course and are supported by outstanding pastoral care, dedicated physio support and more. All students receive individual one-to-one tuition from our leading faculty alongside group classes.

​How do our courses differ from 'normal' college courses?

There are several differences between our courses and Level 3 courses offered at more traditional educational establishments - contact hours, teaching faculty, vocational focus, industry exposure, opportunities etc.

All our full-time courses maintain in the region of 30 contact hours throughout the entire course, running over 5 days Monday-Friday.

All of our courses are intensive and you can expect to work harder than you have ever worked in your life. We push our students hard, set high expectations and will ensure you reach your potential. The results and progression we see is reflected in this.

Upon successful completion of the BTEC course, students may choose to audition for 3 year HE/drama school courses. Ex-students have been offered places at many leading drama schools including Guildford School of Acting, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Bird College, Laine Theatre Arts, London Studio Centre, Urdang, London College of Music and more. Students also have the opportunity (subject to audition) to join the second or third year of our 3 year Diploma course allowing them, where appropriate to complete their training.

Application Procedure

Entry is strictly by audition only. Apply online. There is no audition fee for BTEC applicants. We are happy to arrange online auditions for overseas applicants only.


Our BTEC courses attract 'normal' government funding in exactly the same way as attending your local college to study any subject at A-level / BTEC or an equivalent full-time level 3 qualification. The funding we receive only pays for some elements of the course and, alone wouldn't allow us to support the quality of staff, amount of hours and design of the timetable that we deliver.

In order to ensure we can continue to deliver the highest quality course that goes far over and above the requirements of the BTEC we charge a 'top-up' fee (currently £1200 per year). We are able to award scholarships against this in some circumstances. This additional 'top-up' fee pays for your weekly one-to-one tuition as well as numerous other elements of the course outside of the BTEC requirements.

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