Course Overview

The course is tailored for individuals aged 16+ who have either already trained professionally and are looking for a fresh approach to training within a smaller more focused atmosphere, individuals who are not yet ready to make the leap to full time drama training and require further tuition and mature students who have experience in musical theatre and want to re-skill to return to the industry.


The course will offer other opportunities outside of musical theatre performing with guest speakers from the world of Producing, Technical Theatre, Writing and Directing: giving students a broad outlook on different avenues within the creative industries.


We will also introduce students to the wider creative industry with regular guest teachers in all 3 disciplines of acting, singing and dance. With opportunities for top Industry professional from the world of casting and also agents to come and view a final term piece.


We are now accepting applications for single module students. Students can apply to study just one or more of our modules. Monday will be our Dance module, Tuesdays will be Singing and Wednesdays Acting. All single module students will also be able to take part in the end of term showcase.


  • Exploring a wide variety of acting styles, having a broad understanding of acting technique and developing the confidence to handle script for the purposes of auditioning
  • There will be a focus on voice work throughout and technique of the actor and the voice as well as an understanding of accents
  • Students will explore a variety of different texts, including classic book and contemporary plays
  • Monologue and text work will focus on one to one training for audition prep
  • Audition technique will prepare students for the future with sight reading skills, audition prep and selecting material for auditions
  • Each weeks session will be split between Technique and Performance practises of Dance. There will be 3 x 4 week modules; The first being technique and performance, the second being Technique and Other Disciplines of Dance, and the final module will Be Audition Technique and the Performance Project
  • Through a series of masterclasses from guest teachers you will be coached and given advice in how to perform to the best of your ability in an audition or performance environment. You will focus on different styles of Dance in musical theatre, and work on material from shows currently running in the UK
  • The foundation of all dance is ballet and all students have classes in classical ballet. Other dance classes include; tap / contemporary dance / pas de deux / jazz / modern dance and stretch classes
  • The aim of the course is to improve Technique, skill and confidence in the field of Dance in a professional and positive environment. The training will be designed to meet the individual needs of each student and has been constructed in a way that during the 12 week course significant improvements can be made
  • Confidence in delivering solo repertoire and audition technique: through a series of masterclasses you will be coached and given advice in how to deliver your song to the best of your ability in an audition or performance environment. You will focus on the lyrics as dramatic text and how to use the musical dynamics to highlight emotional changes in the song.
  • Harmony and Ensemble work: you will work on a variety of complex ensemble material, honing in on your ability to pick up harmonies, observe musical direction and follow a score of music.
  • Technique: you will learn new ways to approach your voice through group and solo lessons; You will focus on extending range, breathing, voice quality, blending, posture and tone.
  • Repertoire: you will expand your repertoire by being advised by musical theatre specialists and therefore explore new materials for auditions and performance.


Fees for the Full Course are £150 per week (£1800.00 per term). Single Modules are £50 per week (£600 per term). There is an Early Bird 10% Discount if you accept your place within two weeks of receiving an offer.


12 week Autumn Foundation Course – Entry by Application
16th September – 11th December 2019
(Half Term week off w/c 28th October 2019)


12 week Advanced Course – Entry by Audition Only
Monday 6th Jan 2020 – Wednesday 1st April 2020
(Half Term 10th– 16th Feb 2020)


12 week Summer Foundation Course – Entry by Application
Monday 20th April 2020 – Wednesday 15th July 2020
(Half Term 25th– 29th May 2020)

The course will take place on Monday to Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm.


Our Dance module takes place on a Monday, our Singing module on a Tuesday and our Acting module on a Wednesday.


It will take place at Wellington House just a one minute walk from the HOPE MILL THEATRE.


For the part-time course there are no auditions but an application to complete.


Please note – the course is currently for ages 16+ only.