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Take The Lead Musical Theatre Summer School will take place from 8th-12th August 2022 at our Laban Building in Deptford, London.

Book your place for 2022 via our online shop

What to expect

A typical day runs from 9am – 5pm, with time for warm-ups, classes, workshops, breaks and lunch. At the end of the course, an informal performance event gives you the opportunity to showcase and share what you have created during your week.

The course timetable will include an opportunity to see a live West End Show.


Our dance classes will concentrate on performance/acting skills within musical theatre choreography and are fast-paced, in order to show the technique needed in picking up combinations quickly and overcoming nerves. Along with this, you will explore choreography from well-known musicals and choreographers.


This class will introduce you to the skills and techniques needed for acting within musical theatre. In acting you will cover improvisation, script work, character study as well as learning tricks and tips to approach audition material.

Musical Theatre Integration

Love Musicals? This class explores how to combine the skills of singing, acting and dancing for musical theatre. Learn how to create a full performance number from understanding the characters and story, learning the music and exploring the choreography before learning how to elevate your performance skills.


This class will introduce and guide you through the basics of Ballet and introduce new techniques to help you refine your skills with content that complements that of the general dance classes. Learn how to strengthen and control your body ready for performance.

Acting & Singing for Audition

The perfect classes for anyone who is planning to apply to drama school or brush off your skills for industry auditions. In these sessions you will explore solo performance work one to one with a tutor and discover how to effectively prepare for and present yourself in auditions.

Participants are requested to bring an audition song and a short monologue to work on during these sessions.

Open Sharing

The Open Sharing is an informal performance at the end of the Summer School where you will present the material you have worked on over your week with us. If Covid-19 protocol prevents large group gatherings we will share performances via live stream for friends and family.

Covid-19 Health & Safety

Safety is incredibly important to us.  We will be encouraging social distancing in the lessons and around the building as best practice and asking participants to take regular lateral flow tests. All of our work spaces and changing facilities will be regularly cleaned and ventilated. Students are able to wear face masks throughout the studios if they would like to. They are also able to wear masks/face shields in lessons if they feel more comfortable doing so. Hand sanitiser will be readily available.

Optional Consultation Lessons

Participants are able to book 30 min or 1-hour optional ‘add-on’ consultation lessons in either singing or acting. These sessions (held during lunch or after course hours during the summer school) provide valuable one-to-one time with our industry professionals and are an excellent way to focus on a particular aspect of your individual development. To get the most from these sessions we recommend you prepare a song or monologue for these consultations and/or come prepared with questions.

Further Information

For more details about our summer school, please download the 2022 pre-course participant pack.

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Choose Musical Theatre Summer School in the Hear About section.

“After the summer school I feel more certain of my career choice, and even more motivated to pursue my goal of becoming a musical theatre performer.” – 2018 participant

“The teaching was absolutely phenomenal and I didn’t want it to end!” – 2018 participant

Take the Lead

Hear from Divya on her experience at our Musical Theatre Summer School