Sylvia Young Theatre School
|Type||Independent day and boarding|
|Principal||Sylvia Young OBE|
|Headteacher||Frances Chave BSc, PGCE, NPQH|
|Artistic Director||Steven Baker|
|Founder||Sylvia Young OBE|
|Location||1 Nutford Place
The Sylvia Young Theatre School was founded in 1972 with part-time classes in East London. It was established as a full-time school in 1981 on Drury Lane but due to expansion it moved to Rossmore Road, Marylebone in 1983. The school moved premises once again in 2010 to a converted church in Nutford Place, Westminster. The school aims to provide a sound basis on which to build a career in performance media(theatre, television etc.), whilst ensuring that academic studies are of a consistently high standard.
Students either attend the full-time school (students aged 10 to 16 years), the part-time school on Thursday evenings or Saturdays (students aged 4 to 18 years) or holiday schools (students aged 7 to 18 years). Experience days and adult classes are also available.
Many students from the Sylvia Young Theatre School have gained professional experience in TV, film and theatre productions, including main roles in Matilda, Billy Elliott, The Lion King, The Bodyguard, Les Misérables, and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Alumni include National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company actors who are well known within the profession and many faces from TV and music, including Billie Piper, Denise Van Outen, Tom Fletcher, Matt Willis, Amy Winehouse, Rita Ora, Nathan Sykes, Jenna Russell, Emma Bunton and many members of the cast of East Enders past and present.
Many well-known performers have attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School, including:
Notes and references
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