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Emil Dale Academy

Hello and welcome to Emil Dale Academy, the next generation of full time Musical Theatre training in the United Kingdom.

Our courses could change your life. We offer affordable, extreme, and triple threat Musical Theatre training to people from all over the World aged 16+.

Take a look at our courses above and APPLY NOW to audition.

Head of Music is Tim Evans who was previously the Deputy Dead of Music at Arts Educational London and currently works on Les Mis and Matilda West End.

Head of Dance is Laurie Scarth who has appeared in Musicals such as CATS, Hairspray, Fame, and Grease.

Head of Acting is Jason Marc-Williams who co-directed 35 Times the Welsh Tour and was Assistant Director for Yolo at the National Theatre London. Jason has also performed as Bill in Trespass the UK Tour, and Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream UK Tour.

Most recent graduate success:

  • Max cast in The Boy in The Dress with the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Tom cast in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the London Palladium
  • Jade cast in The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales theatre
  • Joseph cast in Bat Out of Hell at The Dominion Theatre

Click here to see more of our alumni success.

If you can find a like for like Musical Theatre course in the U.K. offering more contact hours with private weekly singing lessons included in fees for less money we will train you for FREE" - Emil Dale.

CLICK HERE for our online open day

CLICK HERE for our Youtube Channel


  • Minimum of 31 weeks vocational training
  • Up to 35 contact hours every week
  • Private 1:1 singing lessons every week for every student all year
  • 43 students in a year group for Sixth Form and Foundation courses. 48 students in a year for BA (Hons). (These numbers may slightly vary from year to year)
  • Triple-threat training in all disciplines, spread evenly across all disciplines
  • Industry professionals teaching daily from West End, Broadway, TV and film
  • Access to professional facilities within Emil Dale Academy premises
  • Commitment to safeguarding and wellbeing for students


  • Hot yoga weekly in a studio heated to 39º
  • Weekly gym session led by qualified personal trainer weekly
  • London Showcase
  • Guaranteed agency representation for every student

EDA Features in the Stage!

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Our Patrons

Chris Hocking

Chris Hocking

Principal and Director of the School of Musical Theatre at the Arts Educational Schools (ArtsEd)

Neil Rutherford

Neil Rutherford

International director, casting director, writer and composer, having worked for over 30 years in professional theatre in London and Australia.

Kerry Ellis

Kerry Ellis

Kerry Ellis has fast become recognised as the First Lady of West End musicals from her starring roles in London and on Broadway, she has also achieved chart-topping success as a recording artist signed to Universal Decca with her debut album Anthem.

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Audition / Book Open Day

Email us at | Difficulties completing the form? Please call 01462 677 808.

Applying for a virtual audition
for our 2020 entry? Click here

We hold auditions throughout the year and offer places as we go. Our auditions are all day on a Saturday from 10am- 3pm (finish times variable) and the fee is £35. You are only required to prepare two things: one musical theatre song with sheet music and one monologue of your choice. You will then take part in an open jazz class. Remember we are looking for trainability. You do not have to be perfect. The audition fee is £35 which you will need to pay online by filling in the form below.The audition fee is non-refundable.

We believe the best way to get a feel for our Academy is to attend one of our Open Days or watch one of our full scale production in our theatre book here  Meet the teachers, look around the building and take classes in all disciplines. We only offer a limited number of open days. Please note: You ALSO get to look around, meet teachers and ask questions on our audition days. You can also book an open day below.

Students apply directly to Emil Dale Academy for the BA Hons Musical Theatre course. Students do not have to apply through UCAS for this course

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