Brighton Institute for Contemporary Theatre Training (BRICTT)

BRICTT’s aim is to present the industry with individuals who are not only talented and professionally trained, but also well-equipped, both physically and mentally, to face the inevitable challenges they’ll encounter as they break into the business.They offer an accredited degree course, and say they open their doors to talent, rather than just people who can afford private vocational training.

Website: www.brictt.co.uk

Bird Studios Stage Academy (BSSA)

BSSA say they are a home to creativity captivation and technical training in the ‘Holy Trinity’ of performing arts disciplines: drama, dance and music. They are open each Saturday from 9:45 to 5:30pm and take 4 to 16 years olds through a set of skill-based sessions that are less focused on product and more focused on individual progress and communal teamwork.

Website: http://birdstudios.co.uk/bssa/

New Venture Youth Theatre (NVYT)

NVYT runs classes for students from 11 to 18 years old at the New Venture Theatre on Friday afternoons from 4.30pm-6.30pm. NVYT welcomes students of all abilities, and at the end of each term the group presents a performance to an invited audience of friends and family. The cost is just £50 per term, and students can go along for a free taster session at any time.

Website: http://newventure.org.uk/nvyt

Pauline Quirk Academy (PQA)

PQA are based at Dorothy Stringer School and welcome students aged 4 to 18. Classes take place on Saturdays and students are welcome to attend a free taster day.

Website: www.pqacademy.com

Academy of Creative Training (ACT)

As well as adult classes, ACT also runs AKT – ACT Kids Theatre. They run classes after school and during school holidays for children ages 6+.

Website: www.actbrighton.org/akt.php

The Theatre Workshop

Running from Brighton & Hove High School, The Theatre Workshop offer classes on Saturday mornings. The school takes students between 6 and 16 years.

Website: www.thetheatreworkshop.com

Hungry Wolf Visionary Youth Theatre

Part of The Theatre Workshop, this is a not for profit Youth Theatre Company for young actors aged 15-21 in the South East that marries talented young actors with exciting emerging writers and directors to produce new work for the UK’s leading fringe festivals.

Website: www.thetheatreworkshop.com/hungry-wolf

Stagecoach Brighton Theatre Arts School

Stagecoach Brighton offer a full and rounded education for students aged 4 to 18, teaching life skills to build confidence and stretch imaginations through singing, acting and dance classes. They have the opportunity to perform twice a year to family and friends, and receive yearly progress reports from their teachers.

Website: www.stagecoach.co.uk/brighton.html

City College Brighton

City College offer University of Arts, London, qualifications at level 2 and 3, and has a track record of students progressing to various drama schools both locally and in London.

Website: www.ccb.ac.uk

Italia Conti

Classes for young people from 3-18, including ballet, tap, acting, jazz, hip-hop, acting for camera, singing and musical theatre.

Website: www.italiaconticlaphamandbrighton.co.uk

The Young Actors Group

The Young Actors Group is a professionally run acting school and agency that runs weekly drama classes for 5 – 19 year olds in Brighton and the South East. Suitable for new or experienced young actors, they will equip you with essential skills and help you gain the confidence, integrity and character to flourish in and out of the acting world.

Website: www.theyoungactorsgroup.com

Sussex Youth Theatre

Sussex Youth Theatre – Specialise in Acting and Voice for 6 – 18 year olds. Weekly classes / Workshops / Agency Days in Shoreham, Worthing, Steyning, East Preston, Littlehampton and Pulborough.

Website: www.sussexyouththeatre.co.uk

Wendy Whatling School of Dance

Established in 1999, Wendy Whatling School of Dance is a happy and friendly environment for every individual to learn. Based at Seven Dials in Brighton, along with Dance subjects, they offer LAMDA private tuition and GCSE Dance and Drama intensive courses.

Website: www.wendywhatlingdance.co.uk

Performing 4U

A drama and performing arts school for 3-16 year olds, based in Horsham, West Sussex.

Website: www.performing4u.co.uk

Have we missed anyone? If so, drop us an email with a link to the website and a 50-word description, and we’ll get it published ASAP.

Additonal: KidsinBrighton.co.uk also has a useful list of drama and dance classes on their website.

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