Please see below our timetable of weekly classes. These classes and courses run termly, three times a year. No audition or prior knowledge is needed to start these classes. To book your place please click to find out more in the appropriate box...
Saturday school (aGES 7-16)
Our Saturday School runs from the John Cooper Studio @41 Monkgate, every Saturday morning, during term time. The two-hour weekly session will explore acting, singing and musical theatre in a class room setting alongside children of a similar age and ability. Through exploration of physicality, voice work, text, improvisation and singing technique, the children will develop core performace skills that they will be able to utilise in termly presentations to parents and invited guests. No audition is necessary. Cost: £14 per week (payable termly).
weekday school (aGES 8-16)
Our Weekday School runs from the John Cooper Studio @41 Monkgate, on Tuesday 5-7pm during term time. The two-hour weekly session will explore acting, singing and musical theatre, like our Saturday School, in a class room setting alongside children of a similar age and ability. Through exploration of physicality, voice work, text, improvisation and singing technique, the children will develop core performance skills that they will be able to utilise in termly presentations to parents and invited guests. No audition needed. Cost: £14 per week (payable termly).
York stage kids (ages 4-7)
York Stage Kids is all about having lots of fun, encouraging the imagination and creative flair within every child whilst developing key communication skills that will help them not only move forward on the stage but in life as a whole. Whether your child is a born performer or a quieter creative who needs that extra boost of confidence to really help them, York Stage School will give them a great start on their performer's journey. These 45 minute classes will run at 4pm, on Tuesday during term time from the John Cooper Studio @41 Monkgate. Cost: £5 per week (payable termly).
adult acting classes (aGES 16+)
At York Stage School, we believe every day is a school day no matter how old you are. Our adult acting classes will be ideal for those who are seasoned performers but have never looked at the technique behind what they do, those who were always told acting and performing "wasn't a proper job" and weren't allowed to pursue their dream or those who have maybe trained in the past but haven't kept it up. Through exploration of monologues and scene work in small groups, we will look at breaking down text, using voice and body to create character. These 90 minute classes will run on Wednesdays at 6pm, during term time from the John Cooper Studio @41 Monkgate. Cost £7 per week (payable termly).
audition prep classes
Have you or your child taken the exciting decision to audition for Drama School? If so, we have the perfect course to help you pick the right pieces that show you off to the prospective school, tackle those nerves through mock auditions and give you feedback as we coach and guide you through your audition prep. During a ten-week course you will be given the opportunity to practise pieces, perform in an audition scenario and receive feedback from industry professionals who have been on both sides of the audition table. This course is suitable for people applying to both acting and musical theatre courses. This course will run from September at the John Cooper Studio @41 Monkgate, places are limited so book early. Cost £80. Please message to book.
lamda acting exam classes
York Stage School Principal, Nik Briggs runs a weekly, term time class for students who wish to take LAMDA Acting Exams. These nationally recognised qualifications are able to be taken by children from age 8. This class runs on a Wednesday evening for an hour from 5pm. Cost £90 per term.
private tuition/one to one singing lessons
York Stage School Principal, Nik Briggs and his team are available, for one to one tuition and coaching. Consultations and bespoke projects with small groups and companies are also available. Nik is able to teach/coach vocals for acting, public speaking, presenting and singing. Please message for further details.