The Arts Educational performing arts schools

14 Bath Rd, Chiswick, London W4 1LW

The Arts Educational performing arts schools are unique and people come from all over the UK and further afield to have the opportunity of learning drama and musical theatre from their staff, who are not only highly skilled at what they do, but very well connected in West End theatre. Their President is Andrew Lloyd Webber; patrons include Sir Matthew Bourne, Nigel Havers, Robert Lindsay and Sir Trevor Nunn. Amongst Arts Ed alumni are Nigel Havers and Bonnie Langford as well as Julie Andrews, Darcey Bussell and Martin Clunes.

ArtsEd puts on performances, which are open to the public. These always take place in term time.

The ArtsEd Independent Day School for 11-18 year olds offers both an excellent academic education and an outstanding performing arts training. GCSE results in 2017 were 95.4% A*-C grades; A-Level results were 90% A*-B. The sixth form offers a mix of A-Level and BTEC courses.

The School of Musical Theatre offers a full time Foundation Course, a BA (Hons) Degree in Musical Theatre / three year Diploma course, giving students the opportunity to perform in a wide range of shows and experience West End theatre conditions in Arts Ed’s two theatre spaces: the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre and the Studio Theatre.

The School of Acting offers acting courses for theatre, film, television and radio. Students can pursue a full time Foundation Course, a BA Acting degree / three year Diploma course or a one year MA in Acting, with the opportunity to learn improvisation, story-telling, character creation and analysis, and vocal and physical articulation. Not only will they perform in a wide range of shows but also produce film show reels and original screenplays.

Around these core activities ArtsEd also offers a range of part time, evening, weekend and holiday courses for children, young people and adults at all levels, from middle aged beginners who fancy learning to tap dance purely as a hobby and young people wanting to do something fun during the summer holidays, to aspirational actors needing audition training and professionals wanting to share their experience. We are proud that ArtsEd are members of The Chiswick Calendar club card scheme and offer discount on their course fees to first time joiners of their holiday and part time courses.

The public is also invited to watch the results of their labours. In all three academic terms the Schools of Acting and Musical Theatre put on shows, which often sell out very quickly as people in Chiswick know they will see a West End standard of production and may be witnessing the launch of a future star.


When ArtsEd joined The Chiswick Calendar club card shame in 2016, Jane Harrison, who was then Principal, took us on a video tour.

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