Guildhall Young Artists King's Cross Drama Course
Our practical drama course for ages 11–18, will develop and teach acting skills through fun weekly classes. All students will take part in at least three separate sessions and learn more about their voice, movement and physical skills, such as understanding body language and non-verbal communication.
- Course dates:
- Saturday term time
- Course times:
- £320 per term (£32 per week)
- Level of study:
- Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (ages 4-18)
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School
- Contact details:
About the Drama Course
Our practical Drama Course for ages 11–18, will develop and teach acting skills through fun weekly classes. All students will take part in at least three separate sessions and learn more about their voice, movement and physical skills, such as understanding body language and non-verbal communication. A wide range of text based, non-text and improvised approaches will be used.
Suitable for beginners, those who simply want to spend a few hours exploring their imagination with newfound friends or are thinking about taking their passion for drama a step further. You will be offered a tailor-made timetable before you start, based on your interests and experience stated on your enrolment form. This will be updated as you progress and develop your creative interests.
All students from the Drama and Music Course for ages 11–18, will come together each Saturday and sing in a choir. This will enable them to warm up their vocal muscles, work as a team and get to know each other. Starting at 9am and finishing at 12pm, students on the Drama Course will have two hours, 45 minutes of lesson time (with a 15 minute break).
Drama students will come together with music and production arts students to create innovative performances. These will be staged at the centre and other arts venues. Visits from Guildhall School drama students and tutors will give students the opportunity to further develop their skills and ask any questions they might have.
An optional Music Production class is available for drama and music students age 11–18 from 12–12.45pm.
Using free software, this hands-on class will introduce students to creative music-writing, sampling, programming and editing, encouraging them to explore different genres of electronic music such as film, video, pop and dance music.
Although previous experience is not needed, these sessions will provide support for students looking to study at GCSE/A-Level.
No extra cost is involved for students on the Drama Course and Music Course to participate in this class.
Looking for private tuition with one of our expert tutors? Book a 30-minute acting, instrumental or vocal lesson*, to be taken alongside the Drama Course. Register your interest when signing up for a course.
*Please note, we are unable to offer one-to-one acting lessons to students under the age of 14 at present. One-to-one lessons are subject to availability.
£320 per term (£32 per week)
With one-to-one lesson
Add an individual 30-minute acting, instrumental or vocal lesson (subject to availability)
for an additional £27 per Saturday + the cost of the Drama Course
The course or courses signed up for will be charged for the term. The number of sessions that will need to be paid for will depend on the number of sessions left in the term. Please see our term dates for information.
We view the first four-weeks as a trial period* for all new students, after which, if you decide not to return to Guildhall Young Artists King’s Cross, a refund will be given for the remaining sessions left within the term.
After the first term has finished, half a term's notice must be given to cancel. See more information on our finance and funding page.
Please view our terms and conditions below for the four-week trial period:
*The four week trial can only be redeemed when signing up to Guildhall Young Artists King’s Cross in the first four weeks of the term. If notice is not given after the first four weeks of attendance, we will not be able to refund the remaining term.
Launch Day – Saturday 24 September
Saturday 01 October
Saturday 08 October
Saturday 13 October
Saturday 22 October
Half Term - no classes on 29 October
Saturday 5 November
Saturday 12 November
Saturday 19 November
Saturday 26 November
Saturday 03 December
Saturday 10 December
Saturday 07 January
Saturday 14 January
Saturday 21 January
Saturday 28 January
Saturday 04 February
Half Term - no classes on 11 and 18 February
Saturday 25 February
Saturday 04 March
Saturday 11 March
Saturday 18 March
Saturday 25 March
Saturday 22 April
Saturday 29 April
Saturday 06 May
Saturday 13 May
Saturday 20 May
Half Term - no classes on 27 May and 03 June
Saturday 10 June
Saturday 17 June
Saturday 24 June
Saturday 01 July
Saturday 08 July
We regret it is not possible to give refunds in the event of absence as the Centre has to continue paying professional tutors and overheads. GYA King’s Cross expects as close to 100% attendance as possible, to ensure you develop and get the most out of your attendance.
Half a term’s notice is required to stop attending (except in exceptional circumstances). This notice period is required to fulfil obligations to the professional tutors, pay for facilities and to encourage you to be fully committed to the courses chosen.
Benefit from Guildhall Young Artists membership
When you attend Guildhall Young Artists King's Cross, you will become a Guildhall Young Artists member. This means that you will be able to benefit from exclusive opportunities, performances and workshops, including competitions, invites to concerts, gigs and performances from students at Guildhall School.
By becoming a part of a national network, members will be able to connect and collaborate with like-minded individuals across the country.