Take Centre Stage!

Welcome to The Bristol Institute of Performing Arts - BIPA.

At BIPA, you will feel part of an exciting community of performers and artists who share your passion. We are proud to be the premier location for Performing and Production Arts University Level courses in the South West. We deliver a selection of intensive two and three year degree courses, focused on industry preparation.

Our resources and dynamic team provide pathways to working in the profession for all disciplines.

We have strong links with Bristol's theatre network and regularly tour in the region and internationally.

We celebrate the success of all our students, especially those who have already progressed to jobs in West End and Touring Musicals, the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Community Theatre, teaching and many others.

Join us at BIPA – here we make theatre happen".
Steve Titchmarsh - Head of BIPA

Are you ready?


All courses applicants are required to attend a FREE interview and audition. This gives us the opportunity to meet all our applicants and for you to visit the campus, meet our industry staff and ask all the questions you can think of!