Why GSA?

GSA is widely recognised by the entertainment industry as a provider of the foremost musical theatre training in the world and our Saturday School can set you on the road to becoming proficient in all three disciplines of acting, dancing and singing – a must for anyone considering taking the profession seriously.

Programme overview

Providing world-class training to students from the age of 5 to 17+ GSA Saturday School all sessions take place between 9.30am and 5.30pm every Saturday during a ten week term. There are three terms per year, coinciding with the academic year. Covering classes in acting, singing and movement as well as one-to-one tutorials all sessions take place at our purpose built facilities located on the Stag Hill Campus at the University of Surrey in Guildford.

Our staff

Saturday School staff consist of a team of skilled qualified and dedicated teachers and performers, all highly successful in their particular field, many of whom form part of the GSA main school faculty. In addition to the regular team at GSA we have a large network of specialist professionals who we can call upon for advice and assistance with any individual needs or challenges, whether that is of a vocal or physical nature or help with discussions about your future career options.

Our students

GSA Saturday School classes cater for a wide range of students and all sessions are graded to age and ability. We provide classes for complete beginners right through to the very experienced. Students are encouraged to take a wide as wide a variety of classes as possible in order to develop into an all round performer.

  • We offer children aged 5-7 years a 90 minute class which gives an insight into Acting, Singing and Dance to help prepare students for our group classes.
  • Children from 8 years upwards who are looking for a focused and caring environment in which to learn whilst having fun can take part in a wide selection of our 60 minute classes.
  • Students aged 16 years+ can take part in classes to gain an insight into the demands of full-time training regardless of previous experience
  • Our classes for adults of 17 years+ are suited to a wide range of needs, from students who are looking to audition for further training on a full-time performance course, embark on a career change or hone skills they have already acquired


New students are invited to attend a free introductory workshop before the start of the new term. Workshops last an hour and give students a taster of Saturday school. It is an opportunity for the tutors to assess the students’ abilities and make sure they are placed in the correct group(s). After the workshops, parents are invited to discuss classes with the Programme Director.

Workshops are scheduled by age (8-11, 12-19).

Scheduled workshops

Saturday 24th March 2018

Please note Introduction to Musical Theatre students do not require a workshop. Students aged 20+ are contacted by phone to discuss the class options.


Number of classes being booked 2018 fees
1 – 2 classes £90 per class per term
3 – 4 classes £85 per class per term
5 – 6 classes £80 per class per term
Other classes 2018 fees
One-to-one tutorial £230 per subject per term
Introduction to Musical Theatre (5-7 years) £90 per student per term
Specialist workshops Fees on request


Payment for classes can be made on the GSA online store (GSA Saturday School Fees).

Select ‘Saturday School Fees’  > Enter the full amount payable (do not use the + and – function) > ‘Add to basket’ and proceed to payment.

Summer term payment deadline is Monday 16th April

Entry requirements

  • Entry is by group workshop and students are only able to join at the commencement of a term. Please note, Introduction to Musical Theatre students do not require a workshop.

  • Applications for our Summer term 2018 close on Thursday 22nd March.


Download the Saturday School timetable here

Term dates


  • Please note that we do not offer taster sessions/days at GSA Saturday School


Autumn Term 2018

15th Sept-24th Nov

Half Term 27th Oct


Spring Term 2018

12th Jan-23rd March

Half Term 23rd Feb


Summer Term 2018

Snow Replacement Date- 21st April- (Spring Timetable)

28th April 2018 - 7th July 2018

Half Term 2nd June 2018 (No Classes)

Contact us

For more information contact us on:

T: +44 (0)1483 684042