Acting, producing and stage management

For over 60 years East 15 Acting School has produced some of the most distinctive practitioners in the industry.

Acting, producing and stage management
As a leading drama school training actors and theatre makers and member of the Federation of Drama Schools, we place equal importance on developing your craft and creativity. 

True to our founding principles, our aim is to provide you with the skills and confidence to continually develop and sustain yourself throughout your career. We are ranked as the No.1 institution for training in drama and acting for 2022 (Guardian University Guide 2022).

Why study here?
  • East 15 is one of the UK’s leading conservatoires, ranked No.1 for 2022 (Guardian), and is a member of the Federation of Drama Schools.
  • We give you access to a substantial network of respected industry practitioners.
  • You benefit from industry-standard facilities including studios and innovative theatre spaces.

East 15 Acting School grew from the work of Joan Littlewood's internationally acclaimed and ground-breaking Theatre Workshop.

With a reputation extending far beyond the UK, it's a home for excellence in performing and media arts globally.

Why study here?
  • Our exceptional industry links offer you access to distinguished visiting actors and directors from UK theatres and beyond.
  • 97% of our drama students expressed overall satisfaction with their course (NSS 2020).
  • We provide a platform by which our actors and directors are encouraged to develop collaborative projects and create new work.

At East 15, we celebrate and interrogate contemporary theatre practice and its cultural, political and social relevance.

Our research takes many forms including practice-as-research and text-based enquiry, and champions a spirit of radical curiosity and experimentation.

Why study here?
  • We are ranked 1st in the UK for drama (Guardian University Guide 2020).
  • As a highly competitive acting conservatoire we are well equipped to cater for a range of activities and practices.
  • We have extensive links with all sectors of the theatre industry and as one of the most international drama schools in the UK, we also have a range of established international connections.
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