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Emil Dale Academy

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 and above.

Take a look at our courses and apply now to audition.

Head of Music is Tim Whiting who has been the musical director for West End and UK and International tour productions such as Evita, Cabaret, Ghost the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Sound of Music, Joseph, Starlight Express and 9 to 5.

Head of Dance is Laurie Scarth who has appeared in West End 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.

“If you can find a like for like musical theatre course in the UK that offers more contact hours with private weekly singing lessons included in fees for less money, we will train you for FREE.” - Emil Dale

Click here to see our Emil Dale Academy alumni success.


  • 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 - - May be replaced with alternative classes during Covid-19.
  • Weekly gym session led by qualified personal trainer weekly -- May be replaced with alternative classes during Covid-19.
  • London Showcase
  • Guaranteed agency representation for every student

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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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Please select one of the options below to apply for our BA (Hons) course with access to student finance towards fees and living costs, Sixth Form and Gap Year course.

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

Emil Dale Academy is dedicated to widening participation within the industry and has set up an Audition Fee Waiver Scheme to encourage applications from talented candidates who are deterred from applying by financial barriers.

If you would like to talk through your eligibility for a waiver, please get in touch with our admissions team at Waivers are only available to UK residents.

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