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Reception: 0208 987 6666

Telephone booking hours: 2pm to 5pm on Thursdays, Fridays and show days.

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Join our Skills Academy Taster Day on Saturday 15th July 10am - 12.30pm and try out our classes for free! Email ptc@artsed.co.uk for more info.

Welcome to ArtsEd Weekend Courses

ArtsEd EXTRA offers a range of weekend opportunities for children to learn and develop skills in the performing arts in a fun, vibrant and friendly environment where every child matters.

Read on to find out about our Skills Academy, LAMDA Exams, private tuition opportunities and more.


ArtsEd EXTRA Saturday Skills Academy

Our Skills Academy delivers Drama and Musical Theatre classes each Saturday during term-time for ages 4-16. Our friendly tutors who have a wealth of professional experience aim to expand your child's confidence, creativity and performance skills. No matter their ability, we can guarantee to provide fulfilling opportunities for all our young people. We aim to inspire confidence, nurture talent and deliver great results.

*OPEN MORNING Saturday 15th July*

Your little one can try out our fun classes for free and meet our wonderful team of tutors on Saturday 15 July between 10am-12.30pm.

Drop in on the day or register your interest now via ptc@artsed.co.uk to receive a timetable of the events so you can plan your visit.

My daughter has grown so much in confidence this year at Skills Academy. The groups are small so the staff have really gotten to know her, she looks forward to coming every week. We are thrilled.

Skills Academy Parent


The Skills Academy is divided into two pathways:

  • Musical Theatre (Singing / Dancing / Acting)
  • Drama (Acting / Text / Speech / Improvisation / Comedy / Acting for TV & Film)

​Classes are taught at four levels:

  • DISCOVER ages 4-7
  • EXPLORE ages 7-10
  • TRAINEE ages 10-13
  • CREATIVES ages 13-16

Members of the Skills Academy receive:

  • ArtsEd Extra T-Shirt
  • ArtsEd Extra Passport to track student goals and achievements
  • Discount of 20% for Holiday Courses and 15% off for siblings


Term Dates

Autumn Term 2017 - 16th Sept to 2nd Dec (Please note Half Term Sat 21st & Sat 28th October there will be no classes)

Spring Term 2018 - 6th Jan  to 24th March (Please note Half Term Sat 10th & Sat 17th Feb there will be no classes)

Summer Term 2018 - 21st April to 7th July  (Please note Half Term Sat 26th May  & Sat 2nd June there will be no classes)

Special Offers!

Recommend a friend and you both get 15% off one term.

Chiswick Calendar Club Card members get 10% off your first term with us. Please bring your Club Card to reception the first time you arrive so that we can confirm your membership. 

Contact the team to get your discount code 020 8987 6692 / ptc@artsed.co.uk


Private Lessons

One-to-one tuition sessions can be booked with our expert tutors covering dancing, acting, singing, voice and speech.

Contact the team to discuss and book 020 8987 6692 / ptc@artsed.co.uk


Dance Classes & Piano Lessons 

We are delighted to have forged partnerships with three outstanding providers of dance and piano tuition. 


Elite Dancers Academy 

Elite Dancers Academy are offering a dance intensive programme providing excellent training for young people with a passion for the performing arts industry.

Classes include:

  • RAD ballet examination classes
  • Acrobatics and Gymnastics
  • Lyrical Jazz dance
  • Classical ballet - non syllabus (includes pointe work and body conditioning)


  • Foundation training 5 - 7 years
  • Secondary training 8 - 10 years
  • Academy level training 11 - 13 years
  • Academy senior 14 - 16 years

Classes from 1:00pm.

Bookings should be made directly with Elite Dancers Academy.

Dynamic Piano Lessons

Dynamic Piano Lessons are offering private piano lessons on a Saturday.

Bookings should be made directly with Dynamic Piano Lessons.

Flamenco Classes

Flamenco classes are for ages 6 - adult at all levels including International Diploma courses, examination and medal tests under the auspices of the Spanish Dance Society.  Classes are throughout the day till 2:00pm. You do not have to have prior experience, just come and enjoy. There are also Spanish conversational classes available by arrangement. All classes are taught by the co-founder and senior examiner Theo Dantes.

Bookings should be made directly with Theo on 07786667832.


LAMDA Private Exams

Verse and prose

When preparing for a Verse and Prose LAMDA exam the student will explore different poetry and literature. They will learn the techniques such as rhythm and rhyme and learn how to use different modulations so the words jump off the page! After the student has performed their work there will be a short interview with the examiner about the pieces.

These lessons are an amazing opportunity for students grow in confidence and learn teamwork skills, time management and is a chance for students to learn and appreciate theatre and poetry in a fun, creative way.

This exam can be taught as a solo class or as a small group (6 max).


In a private acting class we will work closely with the student to pick monologues that I feel they can perform to the best of their ability. We will explore the technical aspects of theatre such as stagecraft, projection, and modulation and will also explore different ways to find a character – for higher grades this will be using practitioners like Stanislavski. This is a great way for a student to be creative and learn about different plays and playwrights including Shakespeare!

There will be a short interview with the examiner about the pieces and how you explored the character. This is something that is going to be so helpful to the students as a transferable skill into their future life.

This exam can be a solo monologue or a pair (duologue).

Musical Theatre

In a musical theatre exam the student will put on a one-person show! There is usually a theme to link the songs together and a short monologue in between the songs. For example: if the theme was ‘Weather’ they might perform ‘Singing in the rain’ into ‘Summer Holiday’. This is a great opportunity for the students to use their triple threat skills!

This would be a private course where time will be shared with an MD and choreographer.

Musical Theatre Company

In January 2017 you will be able to take a Musical Theatre exam in a group of about 10-15 you can put on a shortened version of an existing musical. Entry to this course will be by audition.

Contact the team to disucss and book LAMDA classes 020 8987 6692 / ptc@artsed.co.uk


TAPAS - Technical And Practical Arts Skills (Adult courses 16yrs+)

Come and try a little TAPAS with us. A range of new bite size course lasting 2/3/5/8 weeks focusing on Acting Skills / Contemporary Acting / Shakespeare / Jazz & Commercial Dance / Singing / Body Conditioning / Musical Theatre.

These courses will be for adults of all abilities delivered mid-week evenings and from 1:30pm on Saturdays. Please book these through our Adult Courses pages