The City Academy Drama School Courses are the premier courses established by City Academy and offer the experience, expectations and demands of Drama School designed to fit around your working life.

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.

The Drama School Courses are multi-discipline and offer a comprehensive insight into a professional training.

There are two levels of course and each separate discipline is taught by a specific experienced industry professional. The courses are for 18+ and we are proud of the wide age range that City Academy accommodates.

The next Drama School commences on Saturday 16th January.

Why train with us?

  • - Purpose built professional facilities and studios
  • - Professionally experienced tutors and coaches
  • - A comprehensive training in the core acting skills
  • - Designed to fit around your working life
  • - Structured timetabled progression with Showcase Performance
  • The Drama School Courses have two entry levels: The Foundation Course, and designed for those with some experience: The Academy Course.

  • You may book online or call 0207 042 3388. If you are unsure which course is right for you please email Alternatively you can attend a Free Open Day session. 

  • All City Academy Drama School teachers are experienced professionals from theatre, film, TV and performance industries. Many are teaching at professional Drama Schools.

  • A Drama School Open Day is an opportunity to visit the Diorama arts Centre, see the studios, meet the course director, ask questions and confirm which course is right for you.

  • Read testimonials from past City Academy students and see what they have said about their experience with City Academy.

  • We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about our Drama School courses.



"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."