City Academy


Drama School Courses

The City Academy Drama School Courses are the premier courses established by City Academy and have been designed to offer the experience, expectations and demands of Drama School. Based at the purpose built Diorama Arts Studios in central London the course runs over seven consecutive Saturdays with a Sunday Showcase Performance.

From 9.30am to 6pm, each Saturday is a full day of Drama School training formulated around the core performing arts skills of Acting, Screen Acting, Voice Training and Movement workshops.

The course includes:

Acting – creating a character, scene study and insight into established methods.
Screen Acting – learn techniques while being filmed with instant playback.
Movement – gain confidence and an insight into body language.
Voice – work with a professional voice coach, gain confidence, range & clarity.
Group Singing – gain projection, range, volume.
Sessions on Stage Fighting, Accents, Improvisation.
Culminating in participation in the ‘Showcase Performance’ to an invited audience.

Who is The Drama School for?

For those who are looking for something more intensive than an evening class. The Drama School Courses are multi-discipline and offer a comprehensive insight into a professional training. Many view the courses as a bridge to full time courses, others as a challenge, an exciting opportunity to explore their creative side. City Academy is open to everyone over 18 and we are proud of the wide age range that City Academy accommodates.

Which Drama School Course is right for you?

The Foundation Course is aimed at those with a little experience of classes and courses and who now want a further challenge to gain a strong foundation in acting skills. The timetable, 9.30am to 6.00pm, each Saturday offers a busy, active and informative range of classes. With a different acting coach for each discipline you will work with up to ten experienced acting tutors. Participation in The Showcase Production offers the opportunity to perform to an invited audience of friends and family. For full details Click here >>

The Academy Course is aimed at those who have completed The Foundation Course or the higher levels of City Academy Courses or have gained similar experience elsewhere. It's a demanding and challenging course. The timetable allows for specific progression through each discipline aimed at creating inspirational work through technique. The range of tutors in each discipline allows you to work collaboratively with up to ten professional acting coaches. Each Saturday, from 9.30am to 6.00pm, is timetabled for a varied, demanding, active and instructive range of projects. Participation in The Showcase Production offer the opportunity to perform to an invited audience of friends, family and industry contacts. For full details Click here >>




"I intend to pursue acting further now, so thank you for inspiring that."
"Courses like City Academy’s Drama School are invaluable for people starting out their careers in acting, and I would encourage anyone who fits into this bracket to apply."