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. We aim to develop confident, disciplined and happy students through our conservatoire standard training. Our classes are taught by fully qualified professional teachers, not students, to provide the best possible training.

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


How to apply

Applications are going to open for Spring term shortly. You will need to fill in the application form. Our programme director will then call you to discuss your class options and answer any questions you might have on Saturday school. You will then be able to attend your preferred classes the first day of term as a trial, before deciding if you wish to confirm your booking.

Spring term applications are now open


You can purchase uniform here 

Hoodies and t-shirts can be purchased here



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

Term dates

  • 12th January 2019 to 23rd March 2019

    Half term 23rd February 2019

  • 27th April 2019 to 06th July 2019

    Half term 1st June 2019