Archive for November, 2019

ArtsEd Auditions go to Ireland

Posted on: November 21st, 2019 by ArtsEd Admin

ArtsEd are on the hunt for exciting new musical theatre and acting talent in Ireland as we take our auditions to Dublin this December.

As well as auditioning, prospective students will get an insight into life on our BA Acting and Musical Theatre courses, direct from our very own world-class tutors and alumni, all without the cost of travelling to London. These costs can be a major barrier for young people who have great talent but limited financial means.

Our Dublin audition day is part of a long-term commitment to improve opportunities for talented young people from underrepresented backgrounds to pursue careers in the performing arts.

Shane O’Riordan, one of our BA Musical Theatre graduates, is currently appearing in the UK & Ireland Tour of LES MISÉRABLES and is thankful for his experience at ArtsEd:

“ArtsEd helped me through tough times as I needed an operation on my ankle. It was our Principal, Chris Hocking who got me an audition for the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship. This took massive financial pressure off my parents, as they had their house up for sale to pay for my fees. I had the most amazing and supportive three years at ArtsEd, and my life wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for the training.”

Chris Hocking, Principal and Director for the School of Musical Theatre says:

“Taking our audition day to Dublin is an essential step in increasing participation across the sector and is a vital part of ArtsEd’s commitment in offering outstanding training to everyone.

“We want to encourage students with exceptional potential in Ireland to join us at ArtsEd.  The distance means not everyone can always make it to a London audition, so we want to bring the audition to you. If you want to be part of the ArtsEd family and train with us then we want to see YOU at our Dublin audition.”

Phoenix College says about the audition day:

“We are thrilled to be hosting ArtsEd’s audition day here in Dublin for their world-class BA Acting and Musical Theatre courses.   

“ArtsEd’s reputation as a centre for excellence lies in their industry-focused expertise and calibre of staff, its intensive and practical training schedule, and their strong focus on pastoral care.

“Because of ArtsEd’s outreach efforts, students here in Ireland who have dreamt about a successful career in the performing arts can audition for one of the UK’s leading drama schools without the travel demands and costs of getting to London.”

The Dublin audition will take place on Wednesday 18 December 2019, at Phoenix College in Dublin. The audition session will include a warm-up workshop led by ArtsEd Acting and Musical Theatre tutors. BA Acting candidates will be expected to prepare two monologues, while BA Musical Theatre candidates must be prepared to act, sing and dance.


Candidates can find out more and apply on our auditions page.




Miriam-Teak Lee 100 Years in 100 Seconds Video Launch!

Posted on: November 19th, 2019 by ArtsEd Admin

To celebrate ArtsEd’s 100th Birthday, we have gathered together some of our wonderful alumni to tell us their ArtsEd stories in a series of short films that we will be releasing throughout the year.

To kick things off, we have our Musical Theatre alumna, Miriam-Teak Lee. Miriam-Teak is the star of exciting new musical: &Juliet, which is opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre this week. In her video, Miriam talks about her journey with ArtsEd, and how she has applied her training in the industry.

You can watch Miriam’s video right now!:


Remember to keep an eye out for more alumni videos throughout the year…

ArtsEd Celebrates Centenary

Posted on: November 7th, 2019 by ArtsEd Admin

ArtsEd is 100 years old this year. That’s a long time to have been an organisation so brimful of talent, passion and expertise!

ArtsEd was established 100 years ago by Grace Cone and Olive Ripman, pioneering educationalists who shared a passion for the value of combining an academic education with a specialised training in dance, drama, music and art.  We are delighted to be continuing their legacy with our wonderfully talented pupils and students.

There is a lot to look forward to during our Centenary year. We have just launched a lovely new website, and  we have also gathered together some of our wonderful alumni to tell us their ArtsEd stories in a series of short films that we will be releasing throughout the year.

100 Years in 100 Seconds, was launched this week with a teaser.  Take a peek to see who’s been involved!