Accredited drama schools in the UK

Accredited drama schools in the UK

When you are applying to an institution you want to know that you are going to get a base level of quality. I, myself, wanted to know that my education would be at an "accredited" school. Acting training can be very expensive and I wanted to know that I was going to...

Best drama schools in the UK

Best drama schools in the UK

The debate around drama schools   There is so much debate in the industry as to which is the best Drama school. League tables are published every year by different institutions that conflict and add fuel to the competition between schools. There are a number of things...

Rose Bruford

Rose Bruford was founded in 1950 and was the first drama school in the UK to pioneer a degree in acting during the '70s. Back in the day, it had none other than Laurence Olivier as a member of its board. Over the years they have significantly expanded their facilities...

ArtsEd

ArtsEd or Arts Educational School London is a well-established higher education institution for actors and performers based in London. The school is over 80 years old and has had many iterations but is now based in Chiswick. It has had a string of positive reviews...

How to Start an Acting Career

Getting started in acting can seem intimidating at first. There are so many avenues that can be taken it can be difficult to know where to start. In this article, we outline the most popular but remember that it's not an exhaustive list. If you don't have contacts in...

Guildhall

Strengths of Guildhall Guildhall joins Bristol Old Vic, RADA and LAMDA as well as other prestigious drama schools as having one of the lowest teachers to student ratios in the industry. That's a good thing because it means they can give more attention to each student....

Guildford School of Acting

Strengths of Guildford Schools of Acting GSA is traditionally known for its high-quality musical theatre training and was one of the first drama schools to create a Musical Theatre dedicated course in 1967. It has been active in a number of different locations but...

10 best plays to read in isolation

For those of you who are isolating and itching to get a good recomendation for a play to read then look no further. We've put together our top 10 plays to read while in isolation. This article is written during the craziness of the coronavirus which we hope will...

Mountview

The Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts is one of those schools that has always had a solid reputation - especially for training musical theatre talent. Originally it was an amateur production company and theatre in 1945 that then began offering lessons to students in...

RADA

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts is one, if not the, most prestigious drama school in the UK. It's world-renowned for being one of the oldest institutions with a glittering history of some fantastic alumni. Founded in 1904, it's had incredible success in training...

What should actors do to apply for funding?

In this particularly difficult time of coronavirus lockdown, it is difficult to know what to do. For those who are "lucky," they have been put on furlough or have kept their job. What do you do if you're a creative & self-employed person? How to actors apply for...

Top ten drama schools of 2020

We've researched all the major drama schools in the UK since 2015 and have come up with our top ten drama schools of 2020. It's very difficult to get an objective list in an order that covers a broad overview of all the courses. We have a list of ten outstanding...

Coronavirus’ effect on British theatre

Coronavirus’ effect on British theatre

The last thing that theatres around the UK needed was a prolonged period of low audience attendance. The effect of lower revenue for the spring season will adversely affect the entire industry. The spring seasons are often a very busy time for event organizers in...

Drama Centre to close acting courses

The troubled drama school's acting department stopped taking recruits in from October 2019 due to controversy over the standards of its courses. It's been confirmed over the weekend that the long-running drama school is to close many of its flagship acting programmes....

HowtoDrama podcast with John Byrne

John Byrne is one of the most prolific writers working in partnership with The Stage magazine. He is the publications career adviser but also a writer, performer, cartoonist and broadcaster who has enjoyed a long career in the industry. At the date of writing this on...

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is a conservatoire based in the heart of Cardiff - Wales. The acting department has an extremely good reputation within the world of acting with many casting directors and agents knowing the high level of its teaching. For...

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts

The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts or LAMDA is one of the flagship drama schools in the UK. Widely regarded as one of the best acting schools in London, the UK, Europe and indeed worldwide. Putting aside the fact that LAMDA is the oldest drama school in the...

How to become an extra on film sets

How to become an extra on film sets

There are a lot of acting coaches and teachers who dissuade people from getting extra work. They look down on it as if being an extra is not the sort of work you want to go for. It's a combination of snobbery and fear of missing out on bigger roles. This goes for film...

How to get an agent 101

How to get an agent 101

Getting an agent can be the ultimate catch 22 situation. In order to prove to an agent that you are worth taking onto their books then they need to see you perform. However, how do you get an audition if you don't have an agent? I used to get really frustrated when...