Theatre Workout Academy

Theatre Workout Academy is a multi-award-winning programe offering after-school drama clubs, weekend stage schools,
summer school courses, professional CPD and
private coaching for all ages!


We create a fun and welcoming environment where children and young people can play, create and perform beyond their expectations!


Our training covers all forms of theatre and performance, combining LAMDA exams and our unique West End experience, to help students develop their confidence and creativity, to thrive, and chart their progression through exams and public performances. Read more...

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Theatre Workout Academy Youth theatres

Voted Best Leisure Product in the British Youth Travel Awards in 2016 and 2018, and rated "One of the top ten drama trips in the UK" by School Travel Organiser Magazine, Theatre Workout is the leading workshop producer in the West End with unrivalled partnerships with major West End productions, working with over 8,000 students a year from around the world.

Theatre Workout Academy is our only programme for individuals offering live and online workshops and courses for all ages and abilities.

Partner with us and create a programme in your school or venue. 

Check out our weekly or holiday programmes

Discover our professional development workshops for teachers and actors.

Our Ethos:

We teach a range of performance skills rooted in in the LAMDA curriculum,  supported by our experience working in collaboration with dozens of major West End productions, and grounded in our extensive collective experience working in theatre, film, television and radio.


What makes us different?

  • Many Stagecoach, Pauline Quirk Academy, and Theatre Train schools across the UK have come to Theatre Workout for teacher and student workshops – we train them!

  • 37 of the world’s best productions have chosen to work with us including Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, Hairspray, Joseph, the Wizard of Oz, the Sound of Music, and Shrek the Musical!

  • Our practitioners are all freelance industry professionals working in the industry who bring their expertise to every session. They are highly trained experienced, DBS checked, insured, and have received additional training from us.

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After-school & Saturday School

We are developing a network of clubs based in primary and secondary schools across London and the South East of England, with a view to expand nationally over the next few years.

It is currently safe to run such courses, but given uncertainty, changing guidance, and economic viability, we do not plan for courses to start until January 2021. However, we are keen to work with schools now to launch new programmes when the time is right!

We ovver a LAMDA-based curriculum combined with our West End experience for reception to year 13 students, with content tailored to their age and ability. All settings will create a fun and engaging environment in which students can play, create and perform beyond their expectations!

​​What we offer:

With us, students will gain confidence, develop creativity, become more resilient, and learn essential life skills which can enhance their all-round development.

  • Regular classes for children in reception through to year 13

  • LAMDA based curriculum with options of taking grade exams

  • Classes led by trained and experienced professional performers

  • After-school classes lasting 45-60 minutes

  • Saturday schools with classes in acting, singing & dance over three hours

  • Part-time or full-time holiday programmes

Public Summer Schools

Theatre Workout Academy summer schools and holiday courses are available in London's West End for children and young people in years 4-10 (ages 8-16).

What we offer:

  • Monday-Friday full-time training and rehearsals in our central London studios

  • Small class sizes so you don't get lost in an endless ensemble!

  • Friday afternoon performance for friends and family

  • Specialist masterclasses in a host of performance techniques, such as dance, musical theatre, clowning, and stage combat.

  • A ticket to see a West End show with a pre-theatre meal 

  • Work with material from Theatre Workout's West End show partners

  • Certificate of completion

  • Theatre Workout Academy T-shirt

Private Group Programmes

One or two-week long courses can be created on request for private groups, in schools, theatres, and for other organisations at any time. These courses can take place in our central London studios or in venues across the UK and around the world!

Past Academy courses have been developed in partnership with Pinapple Dance Studios, Blackheath Halls,Waterman's Arts Centre, Thames Valley Summer Schools, Oxford Royale Academy, and at stage schools in Singapore.

All our courses are designed to boost student's confidence to improvise, listen, create and choreograph original performance inspired by students themselves.

Casting Call

Get ahead of the competition and improve your acting skills with Theatre Workout Academy's free acting Lessons. 

Learn new skills, get professional advice and take centre stage with confidence!

Check out more on our growing YouTube Channel.

Launch an Academy

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