About The Academy

What is Gloucestershire Drama Academy?

We tailor our tuition to suit the individual, working with each actor to define and then achieve their aims.

Who is it for?

We are open to anyone from the age of 10 wishing to gain more confidence and/or skills in performance, whether in everyday life, business or on screen / theatrical entertainment.

What can I learn there?

We offer guidance in acting. Actors choose their own path, learning the skills they want to according to their aims and skill level, there is no set curricular.

Within the actors studio, classes move through different areas of skill. The initial month the actor will be assessed to analyse the exact training required, then a program of work will be planned for them on that basis.

Our bespoke methods can be very simple but effective. Aimed at discovering inner talents, we bring out the best in our actors so they can achieve their goals, explore confidence issues and work on ideas that might surprise along the way.

Where are we?

Top Floor, The Old Convent, Beeches Green, Stroud. Gloucestershire. GL5 4AD

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When does it happen?

The academy runs throughout the year with a weekly class and a 2 hour workshop twice monthly (usually second and last Saturday).

Classes are 45/60 minutes depending on ability and can move from one to one (actor / trainer) or group sessions (up to a maximum of four).

How much does it cost?

Ages 10 – 14 £100 per month for a weekly class plus a 2 hour group workshop twice monthly. This takes place on the second and last Saturday of each month.

Ages 15+ £125 per month for a weekly class plus a 2 hour group workshop twice monthly. This takes place on the second and last Saturday of each month.

Who are the trainers/guides?

We have a hub of trainers trained in various areas, such as:

Primary School Drama Jane Kennaway

Primary Classes – Hatty Davis

Teenage Classes – Chas Burns, Matthew Morris, Brett Griffiths

Adult Drama Classes – Chas Burns, Matthew Morris, Paul Southcott, Laura Morgan.

Between them they teach a variety of skills. To read more about our tutors click here.

Get in touch and let’s explore the opportunities together!