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Acting Classes

Acting Academy classes last 90 minutes, this allows for a vocal/body warm up and drama games to increase confidence, creativity and build resilience before the main activity. Each term students work towards a performance of some type. In the past this has been a comedy sketch show, a full length theatre show, monologue slam, a short film, a mini soap opera or anything that can show the students (and you) their progress and achievements. The curriculum is developed and written by Melanie Ash. Mel tends to be at each class weekly unless she has filming commitments in which case pupils follow the tailored curriculum under the expert guidance of our excellent Faye and 2 teaching assistants. Classes are fully accessible and we adapt to each individual pupils goals.

Musical Theatre classes are 3 hours in total, allowing one hour for each discipline (singing, dance and drama). All musical theatre classes are taught by industry professionals and managed (and drama taught) by Melanie Ash. Classes are split into age groups for 3 – 5 years, 6 -12 years and 13-17 years. Class sizes are small allowing teachers to focus on pupils individuals goals and strengths.

Adult Acting Workshops are for aspiring actors 16 years plus. We have limited places in our adult classes and audition is by invite after your initial free trial. All adult students will be required to undertake a basic safeguarding check. We work to each students ambitions – whether that’s building confidence and providing a new hobby OR helping our adult actors pursue a professional career, produce excellent self tapes, attend castings and auditions for agents and industry professionals.


Please click on the links below for each class cost. 

Students can pay weekly or in advance for heavy discounts.

Discounted places can be purchased at any point throughout the term.

If you are a new starter you can also sign up for a FREE taster if places are available in your chosen class – click on the link to check availability or to be added to the waiting list. 

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. Cost of exam varies depending on grade entered – private classes are £15 per session.

Private Classes, Online Acting Tuition & Self Tape Service We also offer private classes either face to face or online. 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.

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Home Education Drama in BOLTON – WIGAN – CHORLEY & PRESTON

The waiting list for our Home Education Drama sessions in Bolton, Wigan, Chorley and Preston is now open. Register your interest by joining the waiting list

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