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Guildford Theatre School

Founded by local professionally trained actors and teachers, husband and wife Sean and Anna McNamara, the Guildford Theatre School is an independently owned performing arts school. We value traditional approaches to dancing, singing and drama training. The Guildford Theatre School celebrates the pursuit of excellence, believing that all individuals are capable of achieving extraordinary things.

A Weekly School

The Guildford Theatre School provides fun filled classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Singing and Drama for all abilities, each Saturday during term time. Our teaching staff have trained at some of the nation’s most prestigious performing arts institutions including the Royal Ballet School, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the Royal College of Music, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the Guildford School of Acting, Rose Bruford College and Urdang Academy.

The Guildford Theatre School is a Recognised School with the Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET) and has been awarded the Council’s certificate of good professional practice.  The Guildford Theatre School is also a Registered Examination Centre for Trinity Guildhall.

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Our students have the opportunity to be entered for examinations in all disciplines via nationally recognised boards such as the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Trinity Guildhall and the ABRSM.

Public Performances

2013 saw students take part in public performances as part of the Guildford Summer Youth Project and the sell out Guildford Theatre School Showcase Hollywoodland at The Electric Theatre, Guildford, the Surrey Arts Youth Drama Festival at the Ivy Arts Centre, Guildfordthe Wintershall Nativity to an audience of 5,000 at the Wintershall Estate, Bramley, the pantomime Cinderella at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, the pantomime Aladdin at the Theatre Royal, Windsor and as the lead role of Charlie in  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London’s West End.

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