Archive for February, 2019

ArtsEd & The Stage Scholarships 2019

Posted on: February 21st, 2019 by artsAdmin

ArtsEd are offering the incredible opportunity to win scholarships in a selection of part-time courses, in association with The Stage. We have places available on the Saturday Extra Academy, 2019 Summer Courses, and on our EXCELerate Musical Theatre and EXCELerate Acting courses. The total value of each of these fantastic opportunities comes to around £13,000.

Saturday Extra Academy

The ArtsEd Extra Skills Academy offers weekend opportunities for 4-16 year olds to learn and develop skills in the performing arts in a fun, vibrant and friendly environment. These young people get the opportunity to learn new skills, make friends and showcase their talents to their parents. This is a truly rewarding experience for any young person who is passionate about performing, and YOU could be one of the lucky six to win a scholarship.

Summer Courses

ArtsEd’s summer courses are aimed at ages 4-16 and 16+, and are renowned for providing the very best performing arts training in the UK. We offer a range of programmes from Junior Drama Company and Putting on a Musical, to audition techniques for students aiming to further a career in the performing arts.

EXCELerate Courses

The ArtsEd Excelerate part-time courses focus on intensive skills in musical theatre and acting audition preparation for those aged 18 and above. These courses are delivered over two terms from September to March, three evenings a week. These courses aim to provide students with the skills and confidence to take them to the next step in their vocational training, or can act as a refresher for anyone who wishes to get into the industry, while allowing full time or part time work on the side.

Director of ArtsEd Extra, Jonathan Goodwin explains:

“The ArtsEd brand is very strong in itself, so to align ourselves with an organisation that has the same ethos is really important. The Stage supports young people in their development and promotes it. From our perspective, it’s about building reputations and concentrating on the individual. It’s about getting to know the young people and nurturing and encouraging talent. The small class sizes mean that we can develop their skills individually and move them forward better.”

And he stresses that we are not looking for star performances, but potential:

“For the auditions, if they are planning on joining the acting option, then we’ll want them to perform a monologue. We want to see some personality and that you have passion and enthusiasm. It’s not about delivering a finished product, however – we need to see the potential. We look at their story because we want to get to know them and how they think this course will help them to move forwards. From a musical theatre point of view, they may come and do a song and a short dance class. Again, it is only about potential. We call it an audition, but it’s really just a case of meeting us and showing us what you enjoy doing.”


J. Goodwin
Arts Educational Schools
Cone Ripman House
14 Bath Rd
W4 1LY

ArtsEd Choir sing with Broadway Icon, Chita Rivera

Posted on: February 13th, 2019 by artsAdmin

ArtsEd Choir had the pleasure of performing with musical theatre icon and Broadway’s greatest triple-threats, Chita Rivera at her dazzling show in Cadagon Hall, Sunday 10 February.

Tony award-winning star, Chita has wowed Broadway audiences for years in roles such as Anita from West Side Story and Velma Kelly in the original cast of Chicago, as well as breaking into the big screen in her role as Nickie in the film adaptation of Sweet Charity. Chita won her very first Tony in 1984 when she starred as Anna in The Rink with Liza Minelli.

Her two shows at Cadagon Hall saw her recreate epic moments from her career. On coming to London, Chita said:

 “I am so happy to be returning to my favourite town… so many memories, West Side Story, Bye Bye Birdie, Spider Woman, Palladium. And now Cadogan Hall. Can’t wait!”

The show received wonderful reviews, flooding our Twitter feeds:


Curious to see what all the fuss is about? Watch a clip of the night here!: