City Academy Thursday Theatre Company

How Does it Work?

The Thursday Company perform in three studio productions a year, with each production offering two performances. Joining the company involves:

  • Weekly Thursday rehearsals from 6.30pm - 9.45pm at purpose-built Diorama Arts Studios
  • Final Sunday rehearsal followed by a matinee and evening Showcase Performances
  • Invited audiences of family, friends and industry contacts with complimentary tickets
  • training
    When Thursdays
  • training
    Where Euston
  • training
    Training Theatre Performance
  • level
    Level Some Experience Required

Schedule For Autumn 2017

The Thursday Theatre Company is an ongoing theatre performance group. You pay on a termly basis, entitling you to participate in all rehearsals and performances.


Tuesday 12 October and then each Thursday until 30 November. Final pre-performance rehearsal Sunday 03 December

Studio Production:

Matinee and evening performances Sunday 03 December

Who Can Join?

Everyone is welcome to join the company. All we require is that you have some previous acting experience - either a City Academy Beginners course or the equivalent classes elsewhere.

If you are interested in joining the Thursday Theatre Company, come along to one of our Theatre Company tasters. Click here for next Taster dates >>


Company Director

The City Academy Thursday Company is led by experienced actor and comedian Pernilla Holland.

Pernilla trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and has worked extensively as an actor with credits including National Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Soho Theatre and the BBC. She is also an improviser with the Award Winning Notfix - the improvised musical.  

She encourages play in the work and believes in every actor supporting each other as an ensemble. She particularly loves to direct and help students on their journey as creatives. 


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Membership will cover you for all classes, rehearsals and performances for the duration of the term.

The Thursday Theatre Company have three terms throughout the year:

TERM 1: February - April
TERM 2: April - June
TERM 3: September - November

There are no rehearsals in December, July & August.


The Thursday Theatre Company each term rehearses towards a showcase performance. Each studio production will consist of three performances: a Sunday matinee, a Sunday evening performance and a Monday evening performance.


We offer two different payment options for the Thursday Theatre Company:

1. Full payment of £399.00

2. Deposit payment of £150.00, then two further payments of £125.00
1st Instalment - one month after the start date
2nd Instalment - one month after the 1st instalment

Your deposit instalment payments will be automatically debited from your credit/debit card.

Online & Phone Bookings

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

Cancellations Policy

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before your first Theatre Company rehearsal.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the your first Theatre Company rehearsal.

City Academy Thursday Theatre Company venues


City Academy Thursday Theatre Company tutors

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.