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Blue Post Cottages, 37 Condor Gate, Little Waltham, Chelmsford, Essex. CM3 3PY

T: 01245-675383     E: [email protected]

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The School...

About Academy Arts....

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Academy Arts was founded in 2007 by Principal Nina Jones & business partner Caroline Airs (who has since left.)


Nina, who has worked in the industry for the past 20 years wanted to create a school that gives young students a true representation of the industry they may be entering should they wish to pursue performing as a career.


The school was opened as a THEATRE SCHOOL on the back of the success of 'High School Musical' which Academy Arts produced twice to full houses at both the Millfield Theatre and Barking Broadway.


When the school first opened the admittance age was 10 years old. Since then the age for the theatre school has dropped to age 7 and we now have Academy Kids classes for ages 3-7yrs as a pre-cursor to the theatre school.


The school is a massive family with the students socialising outside of Academy Arts hours and with various community activities for the whole school and their families to be involved in. We run Christmas parties, theatre trips, picnics and other social events alongside the fetes, competitions and productions the students perform in throughout the year.


Whether you join the school with the intention of pursuing the Arts as a career or just want to be part of a dynamic group of young performers to have fun and make friends, Academy Arts has something for everyone.


"Academy Arts isn't just a theatre school, it's a family. I made life long friends whilst training at Academy Arts under the superb supervision of Nina and the incredible staff at the school. I wouldn't have the career I have in this crazy industry if it wasn't for the support & guidance  given to me at this incredible school. "  


Kate Leiper- We Will Rock You- UK Tour