Almeida Academy


What is the Almeida Academy?

Almeida Academy is a programme of Saturday drama classes for children and young people aged 5 to 14.

Run by industry professionals from a world-class theatre, the Almeida Academy gives children and young people the opportunity to experiment with their creativity, build confidence, develop talent, and most importantly, have fun!

"It’s really quite unique, you get to learn about scripts, about what really happens in drama and I think the teachers are really nice." - Participant, 9

"I love the Almeida Academy because it gives me confidence
to act." -
Participant, 13

What happens in the classes?

Don't worry if you haven't tried it before, our sessions are open to everybody. Group sizes are small so that we can help each individual develop. Classes last an hour and a half and will offer a variety of different activities for developing performance skills.

During the course of the year, there will be opportunities for the work of the Almeida Academy to be performed to an audience.

Sign up at the start of each term, or book now for all three terms at a reduced rate*

Autumn 2013        

Saturday 12 October – 21 December
(No session 2 November)

Spring 2014 

Saturday 11 January – Saturday 22 March
(No session 22 February)

Summer 2014

Saturday 26 April – Saturday 28 June
(No session 31 May)



Saturday sessions: 

5 - 7 year olds | 1.15 - 2.45pm

8 - 11 year olds | 3 – 4.30pm

12 - 14 year olds | 4.45 – 6.15pm

The Johnston Room
St Mary Islington Church
Upper Street, London N1 2TX*

*confirmed for the Autumn term

Book your place now by calling our Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

£150 per term
*£400 for the full year when booking three terms together

For more detailed information read our FAQs.  


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