Why Drama Studio London?

Drama Studio London was founded 50 years ago. The original courses were designed to give the aspiring actor the best grounding in skills and approach in order to prepare for a professional career.

That has remained our ethos. This vision is based on three principles:

Acting is a vocation and not an academic achievement

Every one of our courses is almost entirely vocational. We have one aim - to train successful, professional actors.

A classical training is appropriate for all future work

By working on Shakespeare’s first folio, Restoration and Modern classics as well as Chekhov, actors learn an approach as useful in a TV sit com as it is on stage. Our media department is growing and as we add ensemble work and musical experience, the actor’s process to achieve a truth remains constant.

Working professionals keep our feet on the ground

All of our Heads of Departments and faculty are working professionals. The benefits are clear: making sure the training is always relevant, providing role models for the students and keeping the passage into the profession clear.


Andrew Candish

1YR Professional Acting 2015

My time at DSL prepared me for all areas of the acting profession. I really appreciate how rigorous the training is while enabling us to find our own approach. Not only have I graduated with a superb acting 'toolbox' for working in everything from stage, screen, audio, corporate and commercials, I also have a great understanding of how to approach the industry and find work. On top of all this I have made friends for life and had the best of times. 

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