England Dance & Theatre Art Programs
In London, artistic inspiration is around every cobble-stoned corner and you’ll find ample opportunities for traditional, cultural, modern, and student performance art troupes to showcase their work just beyond your doorstep.
From intensive training programs to full semesters, deepen your skillset in the artistic capital of the United Kingdom. London’s energy is contagious and will have you hooked as soon as you step off the plane. In addition to the vibrant theatre scene, you will have the opportunity to explore the cultural, historical, and political landmarks of the city with other participants and the PAA Group Leader. From London Bridge to Big Ben, learn what it means to call London home. The abundance of theatre groups and performance arts organizations, and the reasonable price of theatre tickets (especially compared to everything else in the city!) makes this a worthwhile destination for even a short visit, and the ideal place to develop your passion.
Dance Semester in London
Spend a semester or year training at the best university dance program in all of England. Classes are offered in a variety of styles by renowned dancers from all over the world. You can choose to have a full course load of dance intensive classes, or courses in dance studies and theory are also offered. You can also choose courses from the university's offerings in other disciplines. You will stay in a single room in an on-campus house and will have the chance to meet students from all over the world.
Theatre Semester in London
Study dramatic theory, performance studies, theatre history, and more in the city where modern theatre began. You’ll take diverse courses from prominent faculty at Roehampton University, one of London’s most prestigious schools. Acquire international theatre knowledge and skills, and become immersed in the culture and surroundings that inspired Shakespeare and his contemporaries. With the downtown a short distance from campus, you’ll be able to spend time seeing plenty of performances during this semester-long program.
West End Musical Theatre Training Program
The West End is London's equivalent of Broadway, and arguably more prestigious. Our program’s founder—herself a West End veteran having appeared in numerous shows including Les Misérables, the Sound of Music, and Billy Elliot coupled with extensive work on BBC television—heads a core of instructors who have in-depth experience performing as well as teaching. For the workshops based on West End shows, your instructors will have been or will currently be performing in that very show. Classes will be held in West End studios, and you will be provided with tickets to shows, and a backstage tour of one of the West End theatres.
High School Musical Theatre Training Program in London
Join peers your own age for musical theatre training in some of the West End’s most famous studios…the same studios where they rehearse the West End shows! You will take classes in acting, singing, dance, audition techniques, and stage combat, and participate in workshops of West End shows led by current West End cast members. You will get a backstage tour of at least one West End theatre depending on which session you attend, and tickets to see at least three shows every week.
RADA “Shakespeare at Large” Summer Acting Intensive
Performing Arts Abroad is teaming up with the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London to offer a unique acting course designed exclusively for PAA called “Shakespeare at Large.” This intensive program includes packed days of acting training at RADA’s facilities with some of their finest faculty, group attendance at four Shakespeare performances, a visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and free time to explore London and the best theatre the city has to offer.
“My time in London was absolutely incredible. I learned so much that I wouldn't have been able to learn back home or anywhere else. Besides doing what I love and working with professionals I also got to share my passion with the wonderful people I met through the program. Not only from the U.S, but Germany, Italy, Canada, Switzerland, Finland, Australia, and Hong Kong. Being able to have experienced so much in three short weeks was amazing and I encourage anyone interested to do it.”
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