Facilities Bristol Institute of Performing Arts

The Bristol Institute of Performing Arts is based at the SGS WISE Campus a £17.5 million pound facility which is designed for sporting, performing and visual arts excellence.

Facilities

Olympus Theatre

The Olympus Theatre based at the Bristol Institute of Performing Arts/SGS WISE Campus has been producing and receiving theatre on a local and regional scale for almost 15 years. Since opening in 2005, the cultural and creative significance has exceeded expectations, making The Olympus a premier destination for theatre performance and education in the South West region.

Students will feel at home performing in our 250 seat auditorium which holds over 35 productions a year through our in house production team.

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Studio 22 Theatre

The Studio 22 Theatre is our most diverse performance space, kitted out with fully flexible seating which allows a variety of production design styles. Students will be immersed into a space designed for intimate productions, showcases and cabaret performances. The Studio 22 theatre can accommodate an audience of up to 80.

Studio 21 Theatre

The Studio 21 Theatre is a small and intimate performance space which can accommodate an audience of up to 50. This space is perfect for solo performances, recitals and presentations.

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10 Studios & Workrooms

All our dance studios are equipped with sprung flooring, mirrors, barres and a speaker system. Our rehearsal rooms also feature a range of equipment and speakers.

Studio 1 - Dance Studio
Studio 2 - Rehearsal Studio
Studio 3 - Dance Studio
Studio 4 - Dance Studio
Studio 5 - Dance Studio
Studio 6 - Rehearsal Studio
Studio 7 - Rehearsal Studio
Studio 8 - Rehearsal Studio
Studio 9 - Rehearsal Studio
Studio 10 - Practice Room
Workroom 1 - Scenic Design Workshop
Workroom 2 - Technical Theatre
Workroom 3 - Costume & Scenic Store

Gym, Social & Collaboration Spaces

Shared facilities provided students with the opportunity to meet other students, join in with cross campus events and activities and to feel part of a vibrant community.

Learning Resource Centre
Our learning resource centre is more than just books. The LRC is equipped with over 40 PCs, 36 laptops and 1000+ books, journals, e-resources, DVDs, CDs, librettos and sheet music. The LRC also provides student printing and academic research support.

Starbucks Cafe & Theatre Bar
Our onsite Starbucks cafe is open every day from 8am and serves both hot and cold food. The Goals sports bar opens every day from 5pm. Our theatre bar opens an hour before performances.

Common Room
Our exclusive common room offers an informal environment to relax, socialise or catch up on work. The common room is equipped with PCs and printing facilities.

Strength & Conditioning Gym
The Simon Panes Sports Pavilion is home to our strength and conditioning gym and sports rehabilitation facility.