Coronavirus Guidance

Published on:
24th March 2020

Statement on Coronavirus

We appreciate this is a worrying and anxious time for all our community, as restrictions are introduced to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). In line with the latest government guidance, all school buildings are currently closed. School staff are working remotely throughout the Easter vacation in order to keep students up-to-date with plans for the summer term.

The situation is being monitored closely and on a day-by-day basis by the School’s senior team. Current students should continue to check their email regularly for updates from teaching staff and contact their head of course with any queries.

Auditions and interviews

Where possible, plans have been made by teaching staff to conduct auditions and interviews for admission in September 2020 electronically, rather than face-to-face. Please check your emails regularly for any communications from the School’s administration team.

Further information for those awaiting a first-round (preliminary) audition for BA Professional Acting is now available.

Short courses and Sunday Youth Group

We’ve had to postpone some of our courses which were due to take place over the Easter vacation. Participants should check their emails for updates from the School’s administration team.

Upcoming performances and courses over the summer

Any decision to cancel or postpone an event will be made in consultation with our theatre partners and teaching staff. If you have booked to attend one of our summer performances, please check with the venue box office for the latest updates. Staff from the School are monitoring the evolving situation closely – please continue to check back regularly for updates.

Contact us

If you are concerned about a member of our community, an upcoming event or performance, please contact us.

Latest guidance

See Public Health England’s Coronavirus: latest information for further information and advice.

Read the World Health Organization’s advice for the public.

Read guidance from the NHS.

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice