ArtsEd's famous foyer was buzzing last night as guests enjoyed a pre-show drinks reception to celebrate the launch of a ArtsEd Friends, our new annual giving scheme. Principal, Chris Hocking spoke about the high calibre and dedication of all the students who train here in Acting and Musical Theatre, and invited everyone to consider becoming an ArtsEd Friend to ensure that we have the support that our students need to keep future talent thriving.
There is a Friend level to suit all budgets. You can start as a Fan at just £10 a month, or become an Admirer (£500 pa), an Enthusiast (£1,500 pa) or a wonderfully generous Champion at £3,000 pa. We are determined that the most talented young people in the country should be able to benefit from the outstanding training here. Every year, financial pressures mean that students of great promise face the prospect of turning down their place or even leaving their course before finishing. By becoming an ArtsEd Friend you will help keep ArtsEd at the forefront of UK drama schools and ensure talent wins out over financial hardship.
Miriam-Teak Lee, a 2017 graduate who went straight into On The Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and will soon be in the musical Hamilton, spoke enthusiastically about her time at ArtsEd and how it prepared her for a successful West End career. Director of Bullets Over Broadway, John Brant, ended the speeches with praise for ArtsEd students and graduates for being the best to work with in the industry – hardworking, polite and respectful. And of course, immensely talented.
The audience left Bullets Over Broadway on a high – following a wonderful demonstration of the success of ArtsEd’s unique triple threat training, not to mention a fantastic set design, costumes and band. It's a team effort!
We welcome all new Fans, Admirers, Enthusiasts and Champions!