Our main home is Grange Court, a large Victorian mansion full of character and charm, high ceilings and big, light rooms. This is the real heart of the school and the base for school administration. Grange Court houses the following facilties:
- There are six spacious rehearsal studios
- Purpose-built, air-conditioned Grange Court Theatre - seats up to 70 and supports fully mounted productions
- Library with PCs and internet access
- Costume department and props store
- Screen acting studio
- Sound recoridng studio
- Student common room where drinks and snacks can be prepared
- Male and Female changing/locker rooms.
Outside is a well maintained and planted garden, with a seating area which is well used in warmer weather. There is a small car park for staff use.
We also use other large spaces close to Grange Court for rehearsals, combat and movement.
As a small school we are unable to offer any student accommodation. You are responsible for making your own living arrangements.
It is recommended that students live close to Ealing. Sharing is common among students and reduces the cost of renting. Each year we set up a private group on Facebook for all students signed up to our 1,2 or 3 year, full-time courses to virtually meet up and hopefully find accommodation together. You can request to join here.
Students should budget for around £9,000 per year to cover shared rent, utilities, transport and personal expenses. Travel across London or into Ealing from outside of the city will of course increase this amount as London transport can get expensive.
As the one-year training is intensive, there will only be limited opportunities to do evening and weekend jobs. Two-year students should find it possible to do some evening and weekend work if they wish.
Somewhere to start
The following suggestions are not recommendations or endorsements by Drama Studio London.
- Spotahome: www.spotahome.com get a 20% discount using code DSL717
- Scape: www.scape.com
- Central Ealing Studios: www.freshstudentliving.co.uk/location/london/central-studios-ealing/
- Alexander Lets: www.alexanderlets.com