Theatre Workout Academy
Theatre Workout Academy is a multi-award-winning school offering private coaching, after-school drama clubs, weekend stage schools, and West End summer school courses.


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


We provided training in all aspects of theatre such as acting, singing and dance with courses based on LAMDA curriculum. Students can develop their confidence and creativity, thrive, and chart their progression through exams and public performances. Read more...

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About OUr schools

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 offers public summer schools which anyone can join, plus we're developing a network of after-school clubs, Saturday schools and holiday programmes in schools, and with theatres and community centres, developing partnerships in Greenwich and South-East London, with plans to expand across London within the next couple of years.

Until then, our bespoke programmes are already available to groups across the UK and around the world on request, and we offer free lessons by email and on our growing YouTube channel.

Our Ethos:

We teach a range of performance skills rooted in creativity and imagination, inspired 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’re inviting local primary and secondary schools, theatres and community centres to champion the creative curriculum and invest in children with a professionally led drama club with Theatre Workout.


With a LAMDA-based curriculum, we offer after-school clubs, Saturday schools and holuday programmes for primary and secondary schools from reception to year 12, with content tailored to their age and ability.

We will create a fun and engaging environment in which students can play, create and perform beyond their expectations!


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

What we offer:

  • Regular classes for children in reception through to year 12

  • 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

Where are courses available?

Currently courses are available in Greenwich and South-East London from September 2020, with plans to expand across London from January 2021.

Public Summer Schools

Theatre Workout Academy summer schools are available in London's West End for children and young people in years 4-10. Each course includes a West End show visit, training, masterclasses and rehearsals for a devised performance on the final day for family and friends to enjoy.


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, Thames Valley Summer Schools, Oxford Royale Academy, and at stage schools in Singapore.

Our 2020 summer school will be online due to Covid-19 restrictions. Find out more here

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


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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