Almeida Academy

Almeida Academy is a programme of Saturday drama classes for children and young people aged 5 to 14.

Run by industry professionals from a world-class theatre, the Almeida Academy gives children and young people the opportunity to experiment with their creativity, build confidence, develop talent, and most importantly, have fun!

Don't worry if you haven't tried it before—our sessions are open to everybody. Group sizes are small so that we can help each individual develop. Classes last an hour and a half and will offer a variety of different activities to develop performance skills. During the course of the year, there will be also opportunities for the work of the Almeida Academy to be performed to an audience.

"It’s really quite unique. You get to learn about scripts, about what really happens in drama, and I think the teachers are really nice." - Participant, Age 9

"I love the Almeida Academy because it gives me confidence to act." - Participant, Age 13


5 - 7 year olds | 12.30pm - 2pm
8 - 10 year olds | 2.15pm - 3.45pm
11 - 14 year olds | 4 - 5.30pm 


Saturday 13 January - Saturday 24 March 

There will be no session on Saturday 17 February during half term

We are currently operating a waiting list for the Academy.If you're interested in registering your child in Academy, please complete a registration form and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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