Welcome to BIPA

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

At BIPA you will work with our staff of experienced performers, directors and teachers developing the skills and knowledge required to prepare you to take your place on the world stage. 
With your enthusiasm and commitment, we will help you exceed expectations and open doors to new and exciting experiences.

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