The Drama School

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Discover your voice, your movement and your acting potential...

We offer nearly 500 different courses in drama, dance and speech across the year. Find out what we've got coming up soon!

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Why choose Build Drama School?

Situated in the heart of London's Theatreland, we provide next-step learning for anyone wishing to step out into the world of the performing arts - whether to enter professional industry or to advance a skill as a hobby.

Most of our tutors in drama, dance and speech are industry specialists comprising of professional actors, directors, choreographers and dancers, presenters, voice coaches and speech specialists. This means you will receive the most relevant and supportive training in the areas you wish to work on.

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Our drama, dance & speech part time and short courses

We offer a wide collection of part time courses: ranging from one day tasters and masterclasses through to courses that run over a number of weeks. These are all geared to letting you select and choose pathways towards the drama, dance, voice, media/screen and singing skills you want to build on. Our part time courses are arranged by their disciplines, to enable to find more of what you want faster...


Fancy training more extensively?

Our full time and accredited drama and technical theatre courses


Beyond our part time courses in acting, singing, dance and voice, we offer drama and technical theatre courses at three different levels of training. These are designed to enable enhanced actor training, and a progression route to achieving a longer term goal of performing professionally. 


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  • Discover your pathway in drama, dance and speech

    We offer nearly 500 courses in voice, drama, dance and professional training. Finding the right course for you can be confusing. We understand that.


    If you're unsure which level you should start at, or need some support identifying which courses in drama, dance and speech you should be taking to advance your existing skills, check out our pathways guide to get you going in the right direction...

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  • About What We Do...

    Find out what the Drama, Dance & Speech Department does, and how we can support you in achieving your goals in acting, singing, dance and voice...


    From Shakespeare to contemporary theatre acting, from screen performance to radio presenting, from ballet to English pronunciation... And so much more... The Build Drama School boasts a huge selection of courses to suit everyone at whatever level of their journey.

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  • Upcoming Auditions

    We have now published our AUDITION DATES for 2015/16 - Here you can find out more details about applying and auditioning for one of our accredited courses and the Build Theatre Company. Our next major rounds of auditions are coming up soon. Are you prepared to take the leap into a truly rigorous, exciting and creative course that could take you to your desired career as a performer?

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  • Featured Courses & Special Offers

    Throughout the year, we host a range of fantastic courses that deserve special focus and attention. Check them out! You never know, we might just feature something you hadn't even thought about previously - and the more you learn, the better prepared you will be for entering the performing arts world... We also run a number of special offers and early-bird promotions at different times of the year. Here you can find out what's on offer today!

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