Testimonials

“Felt at ease”

What can I say about the academy....absolutely loads! From the moment I walked through the door I felt at ease! Chas, My tutor, has taught me so much in such a short space of time, not only have I grown as a person from the academy but the skills that I am still learning will

Anton Gould

Energy and enthusiasm

I contacted Chas as I wanted to gain more confidence when in social situations and presentations at work. . His energy and enthusiasm in our initial meeting, gave me complete confidence that he would be able to push me the next level. Chas is very enthusiastic about teaching, and loves seeing his students grow, and

Domonic Barrow

Low self esteem and confidence issues

When My son started drama at the academy he had low self esteem and confidence issues. After 6 months he is a different lad. He used to have a lisp which has now almost vanished. His whole posture has improved and he now has the confidence to take on new challenges which he previously would

Laura Hale

Inspiring and enabling

Chas is an amazing tutor. In her time with the academy, my daughters confidence and self esteem have improved greatly. Chas has amazing insight and empathy, he knows just how to coax people out of their comfort zone, inspiring and enabling them to blossom - oh and act!

Julie Ramsden

“Achieved distinctions”

My 14yr old son has been with SMDA for nearly two years and has achieved distinctions in both LAMDA exams. He enjoys attending weekly sessions and his self esteem and confidence has grown.

Diane Chapman

“training and support”

Thanks to the training and support of GMDA, I have honed my skills as an actor and developed a person.

David Hill

“helped me to develop as an actor”

Chas' acting class has really helped me to develop as an actor and dig deep into the characters and their motives and emotions. The class is really enjoyable and takes me out of my comfort zone- I constantly learn and grow from the class.

Katy Hemelryk

Innovative

Individual and innovative method of teaching- is structured to your strengths and is great at building your confidence in your own abilities.

Flo Simpson

Tackled anxiety

Since I joined GDA in February, I've learnt so much, gained so much confidence, tackled anxiety issues and been given a lot of different opportunities, I can't believe the progress I've made, but I have made it, all thanks to Chas and his fantastic team. His support and encouragement never runs dry, I now have

Kate Iles

“Achieved distinctions”

My 14yr old son has been with SMDA for nearly two years and has achieved distinctions in both LAMDA exams. He enjoys attending weekly sessions and his self esteem and confidence has grown.

Diane Chapman

Encouraging environment

From the moment I joined the academy, I felt there was a very encouraging environment in which people can grow and achieve goals which once for myself seemed unrealistic.

Kieran Lockey

Highly recommended.

I have just joined the academy. For someone who struggles with anxiety, this is a fantastic breath of fresh air. My tutor, Chas, is not only a great teacher but he is also a very understanding individual. He's helped me come on leaps and bounds and already I've learnt some great techniques. Can't wait to

John Scofield

My own pace

I have been going since May and I'm enjoying it so far. I like the one to one lessons with drama tutor Chas also learning this at my own pace. Looking forward to doing exams soon. I do recommend it as there is no pressure to do exams as it is a choice whether to

Alison Mason

Leaps and bounds.

My 16 yr old has had 5 x 1-1 lessons with Chas and his confidence is coming on in leaps and bounds. He really knows how to encourage him without challenging the anxiety too much. He went to his first group session on Saturday and really enjoyed it. I really recommend GDA to anyone, especially

Coryn Memory

Get involved.

Awesome and the best place to learn Dram in Gloucestershire by far. You have a real opportunity to get involved in theater TV and film dont delay do as I did and join up.

Alexander Treffry

Very welcoming.

I have only recently joined Gloucestershire Drama Academy but am really enjoying it so far! The teachers are really lovely and very welcoming. I have met some amazing people and I have leant an incredible amount. As a consequence my confidence has grown.

Georgia Crane

Grow

My son’s been going for over five years and it has been a fun, confidence-building experience for all involved; his teacher, Chas, is one-in-a-million! I watched my son grow into a confident, skilled young man thanks to Chas. I’d recommend Gloucestershire Drama Academy to everyone with a passion for performance.

Lania Contino

Atmosphere

I have only recently started attending the academy but so far I have loved it. The atmosphere and the teachers are amazing and I am very happy that I have joined. It has helped my confidence a lot so far as well.

Maddy Nawrot

Kind and supportive

I've been coming for more than 6 months now and I really enjoy it. The teachers are kind and supportive whilst they also push you. They go the extra mile for you.

Julie Clerc

Develop

I’ve loved coming to the academy and I’ve always looked forward to my classes. GDA has helped me develop and come out of my shell and it’s great fun, with great people

Luca Chapman

Dedicated

Dedicated and knowledgeable team of people who go the extra mile to help you. Looking forward to all the things the academy has to offer.

Angie Abingdon

Pursue your hopes

To keep it short and sweet, this place has done wonders for my confidence and sparking up my desire for acting, once again! Not only can you get experience in your acting abilities, but you can work towards qualifications, directly with the friendly people of GDA and they can help you in finding acting work

Jordan Hutcherson

Bring out your true talent

Chas Burns is easily one of the best drama and performance mentors I've ever had the pleasure of working with. I use the term mentor instead of teacher as I feel it's more appropriate. Chas has an amazing ability to bring out your true talent in your dramatic field rather than teaching you "the norm".

Elliott Rayson

“Felt at ease”

What can I say about the academy....absolutely loads! From the moment I walked through the door I felt at ease! Chas, My tutor, has taught me so much in such a short space of time, not only have I grown as a person from the academy but the skills that I am still learning will

Anton Gould

Energy and enthusiasm

I contacted Chas as I wanted to gain more confidence when in social situations and presentations at work. . His energy and enthusiasm in our initial meeting, gave me complete confidence that he would be able to push me the next level. Chas is very enthusiastic about teaching, and loves seeing his students grow, and

Domonic Barrow

Low self esteem and confidence issues

When My son started drama at the academy he had low self esteem and confidence issues. After 6 months he is a different lad. He used to have a lisp which has now almost vanished. His whole posture has improved and he now has the confidence to take on new challenges which he previously would

Laura Hale

Inspiring and enabling

Chas is an amazing tutor. In her time with the academy, my daughters confidence and self esteem have improved greatly. Chas has amazing insight and empathy, he knows just how to coax people out of their comfort zone, inspiring and enabling them to blossom - oh and act!

Julie Ramsden

“Achieved distinctions”

My 14yr old son has been with SMDA for nearly two years and has achieved distinctions in both LAMDA exams. He enjoys attending weekly sessions and his self esteem and confidence has grown.

Diane Chapman

“training and support”

Thanks to the training and support of GMDA, I have honed my skills as an actor and developed a person.

David Hill

“helped me to develop as an actor”

Chas' acting class has really helped me to develop as an actor and dig deep into the characters and their motives and emotions. The class is really enjoyable and takes me out of my comfort zone- I constantly learn and grow from the class.

Katy Hemelryk

Innovative

Individual and innovative method of teaching- is structured to your strengths and is great at building your confidence in your own abilities.

Flo Simpson

Tackled anxiety

Since I joined GDA in February, I've learnt so much, gained so much confidence, tackled anxiety issues and been given a lot of different opportunities, I can't believe the progress I've made, but I have made it, all thanks to Chas and his fantastic team. His support and encouragement never runs dry, I now have

Kate Iles

“Achieved distinctions”

My 14yr old son has been with SMDA for nearly two years and has achieved distinctions in both LAMDA exams. He enjoys attending weekly sessions and his self esteem and confidence has grown.

Diane Chapman

Encouraging environment

From the moment I joined the academy, I felt there was a very encouraging environment in which people can grow and achieve goals which once for myself seemed unrealistic.

Kieran Lockey

Highly recommended.

I have just joined the academy. For someone who struggles with anxiety, this is a fantastic breath of fresh air. My tutor, Chas, is not only a great teacher but he is also a very understanding individual. He's helped me come on leaps and bounds and already I've learnt some great techniques. Can't wait to

John Scofield

My own pace

I have been going since May and I'm enjoying it so far. I like the one to one lessons with drama tutor Chas also learning this at my own pace. Looking forward to doing exams soon. I do recommend it as there is no pressure to do exams as it is a choice whether to

Alison Mason

Leaps and bounds.

My 16 yr old has had 5 x 1-1 lessons with Chas and his confidence is coming on in leaps and bounds. He really knows how to encourage him without challenging the anxiety too much. He went to his first group session on Saturday and really enjoyed it. I really recommend GDA to anyone, especially

Coryn Memory

Get involved.

Awesome and the best place to learn Dram in Gloucestershire by far. You have a real opportunity to get involved in theater TV and film dont delay do as I did and join up.

Alexander Treffry

Very welcoming.

I have only recently joined Gloucestershire Drama Academy but am really enjoying it so far! The teachers are really lovely and very welcoming. I have met some amazing people and I have leant an incredible amount. As a consequence my confidence has grown.

Georgia Crane

Grow

My son’s been going for over five years and it has been a fun, confidence-building experience for all involved; his teacher, Chas, is one-in-a-million! I watched my son grow into a confident, skilled young man thanks to Chas. I’d recommend Gloucestershire Drama Academy to everyone with a passion for performance.

Lania Contino

Atmosphere

I have only recently started attending the academy but so far I have loved it. The atmosphere and the teachers are amazing and I am very happy that I have joined. It has helped my confidence a lot so far as well.

Maddy Nawrot

Kind and supportive

I've been coming for more than 6 months now and I really enjoy it. The teachers are kind and supportive whilst they also push you. They go the extra mile for you.

Julie Clerc

Develop

I’ve loved coming to the academy and I’ve always looked forward to my classes. GDA has helped me develop and come out of my shell and it’s great fun, with great people

Luca Chapman

Dedicated

Dedicated and knowledgeable team of people who go the extra mile to help you. Looking forward to all the things the academy has to offer.

Angie Abingdon

Pursue your hopes

To keep it short and sweet, this place has done wonders for my confidence and sparking up my desire for acting, once again! Not only can you get experience in your acting abilities, but you can work towards qualifications, directly with the friendly people of GDA and they can help you in finding acting work

Jordan Hutcherson

Bring out your true talent

Chas Burns is easily one of the best drama and performance mentors I've ever had the pleasure of working with. I use the term mentor instead of teacher as I feel it's more appropriate. Chas has an amazing ability to bring out your true talent in your dramatic field rather than teaching you "the norm".

Elliott Rayson