Introduction

About us

About us

Get an insight into the history of East 15, how we were inspired by the work of the legendary Joan Littlewood and the Theatre Workshop, and how those principles still influence us today.

East 15 Acting School has over 50 years experience of professionally training actors, directors, theatre practitioners and technicians for the international stage, TV, film and radio.

Based at our Loughton and Southend campuses, our luminaries include Alison Steadman (Gavin and Stacey), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), Arsher Ali (Four Lions), Reece Ritchie (The Lovely Bones) and Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours).

Our strengths

  • 96% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)
  • Training by professionals for professionals
  • International community of students and staff
  • Outstanding facilities
  • Drama UK accredited

News and events

News

Check out our news and events section for the latest information about our award-winning students and achievements of our graduates.

Courses

Courses

We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, plus summer schools and workshops that take place throughout the year.

Productions

Productions

Our students create highly acclaimed productions throughout the year at our Corbett Theatre in Loughton, our Clifftown Theatre in Southend and central London venues.