Programme overview

Providing training to students from the age of 5 to 17+, 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. 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 variety of classes as possible in order to develop into an all-round performer.

The curriculum is inclusive and multi-cultural, offering access to a broad spectrum of insights.


Saturday School at Guildford School of Acting dance scene


Bookings for the Spring term are now open!


Spring term runs from 14th January until 25thMarch 2023

Half term is 18th February 2023

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 train students in 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.

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.

Click here for our full list of Saturday School teachers and their biographies


Saturday School Ballet

Saturday School classes

Introduction to Musical Theatre

This is a 90-minute class. Students take part in three 30-minute classes of equal length in the three main disciplines, Singing, Acting and Dancing. This class helps to develop children’s confidence as well as give them an insight into the performing arts world. Within the class we have recently worked on numbers and scripts from Annie, Lion King and Oliver. All classes are taught by professionals, who have worked within the industry and are experienced and qualified teachers. 

We offer a wide range of classes within this age range, our classes are designed around having fun in a structured environment. All classes are 55 minutes long, we offer classes in Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting and Singing.

ISTD graded examination classes are offered in both Ballet and Tap, students are able to participate in non exam dance classes in Jazz and Street.

Musical Theatre
Students will work on all three disciplines, dancing, singing and acting. This is the time that they will get a chance to put all three skills together. 

These classes help to develop confidence and acting skills. You will be working on improvisations, scripted work and technical acting skills.

Group Singing
Within the group singing class you will develop self-expression, musicality, rhythm and harmonies. Classes will consist of warm up, technical exercises, group singing/harmonies and staging a performance.

Students can take part in a variety of dance classes, Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Street as well as Musical Theatre, Acting and Singing, these classes are designed to help those wanting to pursue a career in the performing arts as well as helping to develop skills in certain areas, confidence and for fun. All classes are taught by professionals who are passionate about the arts and the development of young students within the arts and are 55 minutes in length. If you are looking for a career in performing arts our team will be able to advise you on auditions and how to develop your skills in order to obtain a place at a vocational college.

Our classes are designed for students wanting to attend as a hobby and for those wanting to improve their skills for a career in the performing arts. These classes are taught by professionals that have had years of experience of teaching within vocational and recreational sectors. We have students of all ages and ability attending the classes. All classes are 55 minutes long.

We have now introduced the GSA Junior Conservatoire for students aged 11+ that would potentially like to go on to a career in the performing arts.


Download the uniform requirements here

You can purchase uniform here 

Hoodies and t-shirts can be purchased here

Terms and Conditions 

View the Saturday School Terms and Conditions here

View the Saturday School privacy policy here



2022/23 Fees
Classes £95 per term
One-to-one tutorial  £240 per subject per term
Intro to Musical Theatre £120 per term

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.

Term dates

  • 14th January - 25th March 2023

  • Half term 18th February

  • 22nd April - 1st July 2023

  • Half term 3rd June


View the Spring Timetable here

Contact us

T: +44 (0)1483 684042  E: 

If you have any complaints, in the first instance, please send them to and they will be dealt with in-line with our complaints procedure.

GSA's safeguarding lead for under 18s is Alison Avis.