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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 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.



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

5-12 years at 6-7.30pm

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13-16 years at 7.30-9pm  

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

5-12 years at 6-7.30

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13-16 years at 7.30-9pm

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Adult class at 7.30-9pm

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Students over the age of 18 are invited for a free trial on invitation only following a basic safe guarding check.

Both Chorley & Preston Acting Academy Classes run for 11 weeks and cost £13 per week payable either in advance (£143) or 3 payments of £50 due on 8th Jan, 8th Feb & 8th March If you have two siblings we knock 20% off so it’s £258 for both in advance or £86 per month. If you would prefer to pay as you go it’s £20 a session.

We can no longer afford to refund classes missed but pupils are welcome to join the class online if they are isolating and well enough.I


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

5-14 years – 4-5.30pm


11 weeks at £5 per week  – £55

OR 3 payments of £20 due on 8th Jan, 8th Feb & 8th March 

If you would prefer to pay weekly or as you go then it’s £7 a session cash on the day


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

5- 10 years & 11-15 years


11 weeks at £17 per week  – £187 

OR 3 payments of £64 due on 12th Jan, 12th Feb & 12th March 

Siblings: £335 upfront (saving of £40) or 3 payments of £111

If you would prefer to pay weekly or as you go then it’s £20 a session payable on the day via bacs or cash

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