Acting Classes

Acting Academy classes last 90 minutes, this allows for a vocal/body warm up and drama games to increase confidence and creativity before the main activity. All academy classes are taught by Melanie Ash, assisted by Hollie Thornton.

Musical Theatre classes are 3 hours in total, allowing one hour for each discipline (voice, dance and drama). All musical theatre classes are taught by industry professionals and managed by Melanie Ash. For ages 5-8 years and 9-13 years.

Community Drama Clubs typically last 1 hour and the focus is on increasing confidence and improving skills.

LAMDA exam preparation  Founded in 1861, LAMDA is the oldest drama school in the UK. The process of preparing for and succeeding in a LAMDA examination essentially helps learners, whatever their ages or aspirations, to develop a broad range of skills that will serve them throughout life. Meladrama have an enviable history of delivering consistently brilliant results! Last year 27 students trained for LAMDA acting exams – with 24 students gaining a ‘distinction’ (top mark) and a 100% pass rate over the last 15 years.

For more information about LAMDA or to book click here:

Private Classes & Skype Acting Tuition

We also offer private classes either face to face or via skype/facetime. We work with students that are auditioning for drama school, professional actors preparing for auditions and castings, professionals preparing for work presentations or speeches in the corporate sector and adults and children with speech difficulties and/or low confidence. We also offer ‘self tape’ services for professional actors. For more info click here:

Class Times, Venues and Prices

September 2019!
The new term runs from Saturday 7th September – Saturday 14th December

MONDAYS Bolton Acting Academy at Zoetrope

Zoetrope @ Elerby Studios, Nelson Mill, Gaskell St BL1 2QE

6-7.30pm 6-12 years – Book Now

7.30-9pm 13-17 years – Book Now  

MONDAYS Chorley Acting Academy 

Chorley Acting Academy 6-12 years September 2019

Chorley Acting Academy Teens September 2019

TUESDAYS Preston Acting Academy at Caritas Care

218 Tulketh Road, Ashton on Ribble, Preston, PR2 1ES

(Classes take place in Mariam House, use the entrance on Beech Grove)

Preston Acting Academy 6-12 years September 2019

Preston Acting Academy Teenagers September 2019

Preston Acting Academy Adults September 2019

WEDNESDAYS Ingol Community Drama Club at Intact

The Centre, 49 Whitby Avenue, Ingol, Preston PR2 3YP

£4 – payable weekly

THURSDAYS Ribbleton Community Drama Club at Sion Park Community Hub

1a Longridge Road, Ribbleton, PR2 6RE

£4  – payable weekly


Bolton Adults Acting Academy

SATURDAYS Preston Musical Theatre Academy at Chesmere Guides Hut 

Chesmere Drive, Penwortham, PR1 0RA

Preston Musical Theatre Academy Summer 2019

£ 22 weekly or £18 if paying for the term in advance (fee’s due the start of every term with no payment required over the holidays).

Additional Information
We are fully insured and passionate about safe guarding and child protection.
Acting Academy and Musical Theatre places are limited to 8 pay in advance places and 8 pay weekly places. If students on the pay weekly register miss 3 sessions per term their place automatically goes to the next student on the waiting list.

All prospective students must complete an application form and attend a taster session (50% discount) before enrolling or joining the waiting list.
Visit our Online Application Form
All prospective students over the age of 18 must attend a private class before being offered a place. Please complete our online application form and we will contact you to arrange your private session.

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