Gateshead Theatre School - Acting Up Gateshead near Newcastle

0191 452 0304

Gateshead Theatre School - Acting Up Gateshead near Newcastle

Drama, Singing & Dancing Classes for Children in Gateshead near Newcastle.

Dance-Singing-Drama Classes in GatesheadActing Up Theatre School Gateshead near Newcastle

Acting Up Theatre School was established in 2001 and provides quality Performing Arts education in Gateshead and Newcastle that is complementary to, yet independent of school studies.

Whilst we are aware that some pupils will wish to pursue a career in Performing Arts in which we support and encourage, our primary concern is to harvest the potential of every child. Our success is evidenced by the significant improvement in confidence, articulation, poise, creativity and communication that Acting Up pupils typically display.

We offer Dance-Drama-Singing to all children 2-18 years
in Gateshead and the surrounding areas
      Call 0191 452 0304 | 07876 595 204      

 Training is offered to children and young adults from 2 to 18 years. Pupils can begin Acting Up in our Pre-School classes that cater for the needs of children 2-4 years and take place over a 2-hour period.

Holiday workshops in GatesheadDuring this time pupils get a little taster of dance, drama and music. When pupils reach the age of 5 they then move into our main school and study dance, drama and music as separate disciplines and attend over a 3-hour period.

  • Drama focuses on developing confidence and a wide variety of dramatic techniques.
  • Dance lessons cover a varied syllabus that includes ballet, tap, jazz, modern and street dance.
  • Singing lessons focus on developing pupils vocal range and cover a  variety of different styles of music.

Classes take place at our studio in Gateshead:

Acting Up, The Dryden Centre, Evistones Road, Lowfell, Gateshead, NE9 5UR

You can Enrol HERE or call us on 0191 452 0304 | 07876 595 204

 Drama Exams at our school in Gateshead

Acting Up pupils are also given the opportunity to take Speech and Drama examinations with L.A.M.D.A and Guildhall of Music and Drama. No formal training is required to join Acting Up just an interest and enthusiasm in performing.

 Holiday Workshops.

We offer great half term Easter and Summer Holiday workshops, the Gateshead holiday workshops are open to all children regardless of whether they attend the termly classes. We offer a variety of workshops that all offer dance, drama and singing and are themed around various musicals.

We also have a casting Agency.

Our casting agency provides our pupils with opportunities to work professionally in either TV, Radio or Theatre.

Many of our pupils have continued their vocational studies at full-time performing arts colleges that have included:

The London Studio Centre, LABAN Contemporary Dance School (London),The Royal Academy of Drama, Line Theatre Arts, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Bird College, The Birmingham School of Acting and The Sage Academy Newcastle.

Our experienced teachers recognise that all pupils are unique individuals and all learn in different ways, at different paces and to different levels. This has been recognised by Ofsted where teaching staff have been awarded Outstanding for exemplary teaching practice.

 We believe the skills gained from the Performing Arts offer much more than just an opportunity to perform. They are assets that will enable your child to grow as an individual and that will stay with them for a life time. They can refine abilities like discipline, communication and teamwork, whilst increasing self-confidence self-esteem and creativity.

If you would like to find out more about of exciting Theatre School in Gateshead please do give us a call 0191 452 0304 | 07876 595 204 or email us using the contact form on the left hand side of the screen.

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Paula Wright

School Address:
Dryden Centre
Evistones Road
Gateshead | Newcastle
Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom

Telephone: 0191 452 0304

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From Our Timetable:

Drama, Singing and Dance classes in Gateshead Ages: 11-13yrs

Saturdays at : Times on application

Drama, singing and Dance Classes Gateshead Intermediates

Acting Up Theatre School in Gateshead

Ages 11-13 years.

Intermediate classes include training in the major disciplines of; drama, dance and singing and by bringing these elements together, we are able to produce high quality pieces of musical theatre.

The students experience what it is like to form part of a theatre company and there is a high emphasis on teamwork. The children will also work closely with the older students from our Senior groups which helps to develop their performance skills and increases confidence.

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