Dorking School of Performing Arts

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 Launched in 2017 by Big Bold Youth, a not-for-profit organisation, we provide both weekly drama classes and holiday workshops that are both affordable and accessible for young people. Taught by industry professionals, our activities are fun, engaging and rewarding, whilst encouraging students to build confidence, improve co-ordination/listening skills and make friends along the way. All our staff are Enhanced DBS checked, trained in First Aid, child protection and Special Educational Needs, ensuring your child is in safe hands. We hope you find everything you need on our website, but should you have any questions, call us on 01737 428 049, email [email protected] or use the chat option at the bottom of your screen.


The Young Ones

Our Young Ones class is perfect for 6-10 year olds and lasts 60 minutes. From improvisation to storytelling, students build confidence, improve co-ordination and listening skills… More Info

Days/Times: Mondays (5-6pm)

Fees: £59.90 per term*

* Monthly payment option available from just £15.13 per month

The Middle Ones

Our Middle Ones class is perfect for 10-14 year olds and lasts 80 minutes. From improvisation to storytelling, students build confidence, improve co-ordination and listening skills… More Info

Days/Times: Mondays (6-7.20pm)

Fees: £79.90 per term*

* Monthly payment option available from just £15.13 per month

The Older Ones

Our Older Ones class is perfect for 14-18 year olds and lasts 100 minutes. From improvisation to storytelling, students build confidence, improve co-ordination and listening skills… More Info

Days/Times: Mondays (7.20-9pm)

Fees: £99.90 per term*

* Monthly payment option available from just £15.13 per month


Join us this Easter for our One-Day-Play workshop for 6-10 year olds! Filled to the brim with fun games and improvisations, students will be working towards a performance for friends and family… More Info

Date: Wednesday 11th April 2018 09:00-16:00

Fees: £34.99*

* Weekly payment option available from just £7.20 per week

Half Term

Come and explore the wonderful world of drama with our half term drama workshops for 6-14 year olds! Lasting 3.5 hours, students enjoy… More Info

Date: TBC

Fees: £17.49*

* Weekly payment option available from just £3.99 per week

Summer

Join us this summer for our Play-In-A-Day workshop for 6-10 year olds! Filled to the brim with fun games and improvisations, students will be working towards a performance for friends and family… More Info

Date: TBC

Fees: £34.99*

* Weekly payment option available from just £7.20 per week


Josephine Kook-Clark
Josephine Kook-Clark
Drama Teacher
Josie graduated from Italia Conti with a 3-year diploma in Performing Arts. During this time, she trained in acting, singing, and many forms of dance. Since leaving, she has appeared in many theatre tours around the U.K., as well as performing for six months in France and Germany. She has a plethora of experience in voice acting, including a PS3 video game that involved motion capture. Josie recorded radio shows for BBC Radio 4, and voiced characters in The Cabbage Patch Kids films. She can also be seen in season 4 of Outnumbered, the popular BBC sitcom. Josie loves to share her passion through teaching, and can’t wait to join everyone at Dorking!
Sophie Reeves
Sophie Reeves
Drama Teacher
Sophie trained at Mountview academy of performing arts and the Guildford School of Acting and graduated in 2016 with a 1st class Honours in Musical Theatre. Whilst in her final year at The GSA, she joined the West End cast of Les Miserables as First Cover Fantine and Ensemble. Since then,  she has worked alongside Andrew Lloyd Webber in the revival of his musical, The Woman in White where she played the title role. Sophie is very excited to meet and work with all the students at Big Bold Youth this term!
Olivia Owen
Olivia Owen
Assistant Drama Teacher
Olivia is a training young actor with the National Youth Theatre and various classical local companies. She has recently finished college and is hoping to continue her training at drama school over the coming years. Over this next year, Olivia has been accepted into a film course with the Middleweek Newton Academy and is hoping to extend a current verbatim script to take to the Fringe. Olivia is really looking forward to joining the Dorking team and meeting you all this term!

01737 428 049