Acting Summer School


Thinking of an acting career?

Our long-running summer school is designed to teach a range of acting skills while giving a concentrated experience of vocational drama school training and a valuable insight into life as an actor. The course will capitalise on your strengths and work on your individual development. It will also help you realise acting talents that perhaps you didn’t know you had. 

Many students in the past have found this experience invaluable in helping them decide whether to apply for a drama school and also in preparing them for the auditions. The course consists mostly of classwork running alongside some class scene study work.

A certificate of attendance will be issued if you attend 90% or more of the course. 

"My two weeks at DSL felt like a whole lifetime of enlightening realisations of what a genuine drama training should be like. With a varied curriculum, we explored all kinds of exciting mediums with professional and supportive teachers who made us comfortable enough to take risks that actors could only dream of being brave enough to take. It was truly an insight and an experience. I've learned things not only related to the craft and art of acting, but to life as well. I look at the world differently than I did before the intensive two-week course and frankly it's for the better." Alpha Gultiano 2015

  • Classes
  • Course Level
  • Fees & Dates
  • Entry & Admissions

The Acting Summer School will be delivered by senior teaching faculty at Drama Studio London, all of whom are working professionally in various aspects of theatre and media. Click here to see our faculty pages.

Acting Classes

Audition Technique

Voice Classes


Movement Classes

Movement/Dance for Actors

Media Classes

Television & Screen
Radio/Microphone Technique

This acting short course is ideal for university and college graduates as well as amateur actors who want to hone their skills, for those who suspect they have an interest and a talent but never taken that step, as well as for those considering acting as a career.

Course Dates

2017 Option 1: 7th - 18th August (2 weeks)

2017 Option 2: 21st August - 1st September (2 weeks) - you will be required in school on the bank holiday monday.

Our Summer School runs Monday to Friday 9.30am (approx) to 5.15pm (approx)


These fees relate to sterling transactions only. For non-sterling payments please add the equivalent of £20GBP to cover bank charges and administration costs.

Course fee: £925 (inc.Vat)
Fee payable upon application

Early Bird Discount if you sign up 4 weeks or more before the course start date:
£875 (inc.Vat)
Fee payable upon application

VAT will be charged in accordance with government legislation at the time of invoicing. Current rate is 20%.

If you withdraw earlier than 4 weeks before the course start date we will refund the course fee minus a £50 administration charge. The full fee is non-refundable if you withdraw within 4 weeks of the start date.

Drama Studio London is accredited by Drama UK so you can be sure you shall receive quality training with a professional stamp.

  • Applicants must be 18 years or older.
  • English Language MUST be strong enough for you to speak, read, write, listen and comprehend without the need for any class to slow down for you. As a guide you should be at IELTS level 4.5 or above/CEFR level B1 or above. If your English is not strong enough you will struggle on the course.

All applications should be made via our Online Application Form. 

Non-UK students can take this course as part of their travel to Britain under the following terms.

Non-EU students may need to apply for a Standard Visitor Visa to stay in the UK. Find out more and apply here.

No audition is required. Places are first come first served.

Applications will close when all our places are filled.

Please note: the course will only run on sufficient numbers and if cancelled by Drama Studio London all payments will be refunded.

There will be no cancellation refund if you withdraw after 1st of July 2016.

Upon applying and paying the course fee you will receive a confirmation of studies letter confirming your place on the course.


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Karen Whyte

1YR Professional Acting 2015

This has without a doubt been the most exciting and fulfilling year of my life to date. The amount I have learned about the industry as a whole is incredible - not only in regards to acting and technique, but also the practicalities of being a working actor. Because of the wonderful teaching staff and ethos adopted by the school, I am graduating feeling fully equipped.

Visit our alumni pages