The King's Academy for Performing Arts


About King's Academy

 At King's Academy, students work with industry professionals to develop skills in all areas of the performing arts industry including acting, singing and dancing. 

 Each year in June, our academy students rehearse and perform a full-length play or musical in front of a welcome audience of friends and family. These well-received productions provide students with the opportunity to perform live and to apply the new skills they've learnt throughout the year. They also help them to build experience and confidence of performing in public. 


Unlocking Student Potential

All our sessions are run by industry professionals who not only teach the the skills necessary to succeed in the performing arts sector but also encourage our students to become well-rounded individuals. They strive to get the very best out of our young performers whilst encouraging a fun, safe and friendly environment.

As well as making leaps in their drama, singing, stage combat, comedy and dance abilities, we find our students often become more self-aware and delight in discovering new hidden talents within themselves.

We strive to nurture a willingness to take on new challenges, whatever they might be, and to help build the confidence and enthusiasm needed to excel beyond education.


Rock School Examinations

Here at King's Academy, we make the most out of our annual performance by using it to enter students for Rock School Examinations in Musical Theatre so they can gain a qualification each academic year. The certificates are not only a great achievement for the students and a reward for their hard work and commitment, but they are extremely useful when considering UCAS applications in later years.


What's Happening This Year?

  This year, students will focus their skill development in improvisation, creating a character, script work, singing, comedy, stage combat and clowning. The students will also work on scenes from television which will be filmed and edited together. 


Who Can Join?

 Anyone aged between 6 and 18 years old is welcome to attend the classes. 

You can find out more and can book a free trial class by emailing


Further Details


The King’s Academy for Performing Arts is held every Saturday morning 10 am - 12 pm during term time.


The sessions take place in both The King’s Theatre and the Phoenix Centre at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate on the Thorpe Underwood Estate near York.


Classes cost £214 per term, which can be paid via cash, cheque or BACS. QE parents can also book and pay via the ParentPortal.

Discounts available for QE/TUS staff. Please email for more information.


Booking a Place

For a free trial class or to book a term,please email 

Spaces are limited to ensure top-quality teaching.