East 15 Acting School

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East 15 Acting School
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Hatfields House, Loughton Campus
2000 – merged with University of Essex
DirectorDr Chris Main
Location, ,
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East 15 Acting School (East 15) is a British drama school[1] in Loughton, Essex.

The school is accredited by Drama UK and its degrees are awarded by the University of Essex, with which it merged on 1 September 2000.[2] As of 2020, Essex University, where East 15 is located, has been ranked No. 1 UK university for studying drama and dance in the Guardian's University Guide.[3] It is a member of the Federation of Drama Schools.[4]


East 15 Acting School was founded in 1961 by Margaret Bury. [5]


Many of the school's undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are accredited by the National Council for Drama Training. This means that the actors who graduate from this course are allowed automatic entry into Actors' Equity, the professional actors' union.[6]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable graduates from East 15 include:[7]


  1. ^ "Conference of Drama Schools – East 15 Acting School" Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 26 May 2008
  2. ^ "East 15 Acting School: University of Essex" Archived 13 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 26 May 2008
  3. ^ "University guide 2020: league table for drama & dance". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 27 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  4. ^ Granger, Rachel. "Rapid Scoping Study on Leicester Drama School" (PDF). De Montfort University Leicester. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  5. ^ "East 15 Acting School". educations.com. 2020.
  6. ^ "East 15 Acting School: BA (Hons) Acting Course (3 year)" Archived 13 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 26 May 2008
  7. ^ "East 15 Alumni". east15.ac.uk. 2020.

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Coordinates: 51°38′58″N 0°04′36″E / 51.6495°N 0.0768°E / 51.6495; 0.0768