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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 by Melanie Ash. Classes are split into age groups for 5-10 years and 11-16 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 my invite only. Please drop us an e mail or video/voice message telling us a bit about you and why you are interested in classes. Feel free to include any links to existing footage/showreel as well! If we have spaces available and feel you would be a good addition we’ll follow it up with a phone call/zoom and then all being well invite you in for a free trial. Please do not just turn up for classes – all adults must undertake a basic safeguarding check.

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.

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.

CLASS TIMES – VENUES – COST

MONDAYS – CHORLEY ACTING ACADEMY

Chorley United Reformed Church Hall, Hollinshead Street, Chorley, PR7 1EP

5-12 years at 6-7.30pm

Book your place or a free taster here: https://forms.gle/bVuf2pqwu8gwbn2n7

13-16 years at 7.30-9pm  

Book your place or a free taster here: https://forms.gle/q7DFAsasTbzLuZ6w9

Chorley Acting Academy Classes run for 10 weeks

25th April, 9th, 16th, 23rd May, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th June, 4th, 11th July.

Your first class is free. After that we have three payment options

  • £13 per week in advance (£130) to be paid at the start of each term (25th APRIL)
  • 3 monthly payments of £45 due on 28th APRIL, 28th MAY, 28th JUNE
  • Pay weekly – £15 a week payable via BACS or cash. If you have two siblings we knock 15% off so it’s £221 for both in advance or £76.50 per month. 

TUESDAYS – PRESTON ACTING ACADEMY

Creativity Works, 33 Shepherd Street, Preston, PR1 3YD

5-12 years at 6-7.30

Book your place or a free taster here: https://forms.gle/TkgpM5vbo5Qz2Ter7

13-16 years at 7.30-9pm

Book your place or a free taster here: https://forms.gle/9aeMnFACcBqdLLHE8

Adult Acting Classes 7.30-9pm

Book your place or a free taster here: https://forms.gle/oTTd8xaGvFe2ZPC26

Preston Acting Academy Classes run for 12 weeks

19th, 26th April, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th May, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June, 5th, 12th July.

Your first class is free. After that we have three payment options

  • £13 per week in advance (£156) to be paid at the start of each term (19th APRIL)
  • 3 monthly payments of £52 due on 28th APRIL, 28th MAY, 28th JUNE
  • Pay weekly – £15 a week payable via BACS or cash. If you have two siblings we knock 15% off so it’s £265.50 for both in advance or £88.50 per month. 

WEDNESDAYS – KEARSLEY DRAMA CLUB – BOLTON

Kearsley Mount Methodist Church, Manchester Road, Kearsley, Bolton, BL4 8QL

5-14 years – 4-5.30pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE OR FREE TRIAL HERE: https://forms.gle/Uy3iQaRqHudMi6me7

Bolton Drama Club runs for run for 12 weeks

20th, 27th April, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th June, 6th, 13th July.

Your first class is free. After that we have three payment options

  • £5 per week in advance (£60) to be paid at the start of each term (19th APRIL)
  • 3 monthly payments of £22 due on 28th APRIL, 28th MAY, 28th JUNE
  • Pay weekly – £7 a week payable via BACS or cash.

SATURDAYS – MUSICAL THEATRE ACADEMY – GRAPPENHALL – WARRINGTON

St Wilfrid’s Parish Centre, Church Lane, Warrington, WA43ES

5- 10 years & 11-17 years

BOOK A COURSE OR FREE TASTER: https://forms.gle/NKsCf5qkgJUsdQv6A

Warrington Musical Theatre Academy Classes run for 11 weeks

23rd, 30th April, 7th, 14th, 21st 28th May, 18th, 25th June, 2nd, 9th, 16th July.

Your first class is free. After that we have three payment options

  • £16 per week in advance (£176) to be paid at the start of each term (22nd APRIL)
  • 3 monthly payments of £60.50 due on 28th APRIL, 28th MAY, 28th JUNE
  • Pay weekly – £20 a week payable via BACS or cash. If you have two siblings we knock 15% off so it’s £299.00 for both in advance or £102.50 per month. 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

6th July – show for Kearsley Drama Club

7th & 8th July – shows for all students in Preston & Chorley

9th July – show for Grappenhall Musical Theatre

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