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 90 minutes and offer a variety of different activities to develop performance skills. Over the year, each Academy group will work towards a production which brings together the skills and techniques they have been learning throughout the programme.

In 2018, the Academy will be working with writers Emma Pritchard and Sam Gayton through a series of workshops and reharsals to create two brand new pieces of theatre which will be performed on the Almeida stage.


5–7 year olds | 12.302pm
810 year olds | 2.153.45pm
1114 year olds | 45.30pm 


Saturday 21 April - Sunday 8 July
(There will be no session on Saturday 2 June during half term)

We are currently operating a waiting list for the Academy. If you're interested in registering your child in the 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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"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