Drama Studio London was founded 50 years ago. The original courses were designed to give the aspiring actor the best grounding in skills and approach in order to prepare for a professional career.
That has remained our ethos. This vision is based on three principles:
Acting is a vocation and not an academic achievement
Every one of our courses is almost entirely vocational. We have one aim - to train successful, professional actors.
A classical training is appropriate for all future work
By working on Shakespeare’s first folio, Restoration and Modern classics as well as Chekhov, actors learn an approach as useful in a TV sitcom as it is on stage. Our media department is growing and as we add ensemble work and musical experience, the actor’s process to achieve a truth remains constant.
Working professionals keep our feet on the ground
All of our Heads of Departments and faculty are working professionals. The benefits are clear: making sure the training is always relevant, providing role models for the students and keeping the passage into the profession clear.