Sylvia Young Theatre School

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Sylvia Young Theatre School
Sylvia Young Theatre School Logo.png
Established 1972
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
Local authority Westminster
Students 230~
Gender Co-educational
Ages 10–18
Sylvia Young Theatre School.

Sylvia Young Theatre School is an independent school in the Marble Arch area, London, England. It is a specialist performing arts school named after its founder and principal, Sylvia Young.


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, film), 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).

Students from the Sylvia Young Theatre School have appeared in television, film and theatre productions, including main roles in Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean, Matilda, Billy Elliott, The Lion King, The Bodyguard, Les Misérables, and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Alumni include Royal National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company actors, and performers in TV and music.

Notable alumni[edit]

Performers who attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School, include:

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Bessie's talent gets her a part in West End show Oliver!". 25 February 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  2. ^ "BBC One - Waterloo Road - Harry Fisher". Archived from the original on 29 October 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  3. ^ (16 March 2011). "TREVOR NELSON AT THE SYLVIA YOUNG THEATRE SCHOOL". BBC Radio 1xtra. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  4. ^ Hollie's Aussie TV show break
  5. ^ " Laura Evans profile". Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Obituary: Laura Sadler". 20 June 2003. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  7. ^ Eddo-Lodge, Reni (5 January 2018). "Reni Eddo-Lodge on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 22 January 2018. Hi @WestminsterWAG I didn't attend Sylvia Young Theatre School full time as a child. I went on a few summer schools though. Didn't you call up to check? Wikipedia is not a credible fact checking source.
  8. ^ "Rita+Ora profile". Retrieved 10 August 2011.

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Coordinates: 51°31′1″N 0°9′45″W / 51.51694°N 0.16250°W / 51.51694; -0.16250