Guildhall Young Artists Online Drama Course

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£535 per term
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Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (under 18)
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About the Drama Course

About the Drama Course

Unleash your creativity with our Drama Course for students aged 11 to 18. Designed for all levels of experience, our Drama Course will see you access high-quality training from our Guildhall Young Artists network of teachers wherever you are in the world.

Who is it for?

Actors or aspiring actors aged 11 to 18 who would like to learn to act or develop existing skills.

What can I expect? 

One-to-One Sessions

  • You will be assigned a tutor for six hours of one-to-one acting tuition each term (one hour per session).
  • During your first session, you will discuss your requirements and experience with your tutor who will put together a personal development plan for you. This will be sent to you after your first session and will be updated to suit your requirements throughout each term.
  • Whilst your tutor can put together a plan and suggest topics for each session, you are also invited to discuss any acting requirements that you would like to focus on. For example, if you have an audition to prepare for or are looking for the perfect monologue, your tutor will tailor the one-to-one sessions around this. 
  • One-to-one tuition can be arranged directly with your tutor on a day and at a time that is mutually convenient for you both.

Group Workshops 

  • You will get four hours of class teaching each term (one hour per session) led by Aled Pedrick. Group workshops will take place at the beginning and end of each half-term. These are an opportunity to meet and collaborate with like-minded participants from around the world. 
  • Students will be placed in classes based on prior experience and ability.
  • In the final workshop of each term, students will be invited to informally present their work to the group and receive feedback from staff and peers on their performance.  
  • Students will participate in these classes on four Tuesdays per term. Another day/time may be arranged for the 2024/25 academic year. If the current time is unsuitable for you, please mention this in your enquiry.
  • Group classes are recorded and made available for catch-up for students unable to attend.

Please note class content could be subject to change.

Course Workshop Dates 2024/25

Autumn Term Dates 2024
Workshop 1 – 24 Sept 5:30PM BST 
Workshop 2 – 22 Oct 5:30PM BST 
Workshop 3 – 5 Nov 5:30PM GMT 
Workshop 4 – 3 Dec 5:30PM GMT 

Spring Term Dates 2025
Workshop 1 – Tues 14 Jan 5:30PM GMT
Workshop 2 – Tues 11 Feb 5:30PM GMT
Workshop 3 – Tues 25 Feb 5:30PM GMT
Workshop 4 – Tues 25 Mar 5:30PM GMT

Summer Term Dates 2025
Workshop 1 – Tues 29 Apr 5:30PM BST 
Workshop 2 – Tues 27 May 5:30PM BST
Workshop 3 – Tues 10 Jun 5:30PM BST 
Workshop 4 – Tues 8 Jul 5:30PM BST 

About the Course Tutor

The course is designed by Aled Pedrick, who will lead the four group workshops. Further one-to-one teachers will be selected from our Guildhall Young Artists network.

Aled trained at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and is a professional actor, singer and theatre director. As well as teaching at Guildhall, he also lectures at Arts Ed, London Southbank University, University of Wales and other institutions across the UK and internationally. He is currently Head of Acting at Guildhall Young Artists King's Cross. His most recent work as an actor include S4C’s 35 Awr and Sherman Theatre’s Woof (directed by Gethin Evans), and as director, his production of Saturday Night Forever for the Welsh National Theatre was on National tour earlier this year.

His acting credits include: Doctor Who (BBC); 35 Awr (S4C); Lewis (ITV); Parch (S4C); Woof (Sherman Theatr); Say It With Flowers (Sherman Theatre); The Nutcracker (Theatre Royal, Bath); Poking the Bear (Theatre 503).

As director he has worked at Finborough Theatre (The Doll Mender/Saer Doliau); The Welsh National Theatre (Nos Sadwrn O Hyd; Pan Oedd Y Bydd Yn Fach); Theatre Clwyd (My People); and a national tour with Invertago Theatre Company (The Tower).

Do I need anything?

  • A reliable internet connection
  • A computer/laptop/tablet with a microphone and a camera.
  • Your browser fully updated to be able to use the most recent version of Zoom (if using an Apple device we recommend installing an alternative browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla).

Please ensure you are able to work in a well-lit and quiet environment so that your tutor is able to fully assess your work and performance.

Course information

Please see information about our course fees, term dates, absences and notice period below. 

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Benefit from Guildhall Young Artists membership

As a member of GYA Online, you can expect exclusive opportunities, performances and workshops, including competitions, invites to concerts and gigs and performances from students at Guildhall School.