GSA launched their Junior Conservatoire on September 2019 which offers associate training for young students age 11+ for Musical Theatre and age 14+ for Acting. The Junior Conservatoire runs alongside GSA Saturday School. This specialist and focused programme provides pre-vocational training for students who would like to consider higher education or a career in the performing arts. The programmes run in two streams – Musical Theatre and Acting, both split by age group/ability. Professional teachers, including those from the GSA Conservatoire itself, provide a package of skills needed to further training and provide a taste of conservatoire life. This is an intensive programme, with structured training therefore we are looking for young students with experience, a high level of commitment and passion for the performing arts. The course runs from September to July and students will be able to reapply the following year

We have two pathways that the students can audition for - Acting and Musical Theatre

Our 4 hour training programme on Saturday afternoons, prepares students age 11+ for a career in the Musical Theatre industry. Our classes are in Musical Theatre, Singing, Jazz and Ballet. The programme consists of two terms of technical training and the third term focuses on performance training, culminating in a performance in the Bellairs Theatre on campus. The programme is designed to complement additional training and students will be able to refine their technical and performance skills. The programme will be led by professional tutors with conservatoire teaching experience. Entry to this training programme is based on an audition and interview.

We run a three hour acting programme on Saturday morning working on acting technique, voice and movement. This programme is for student’s age 14+ who are highly committed and would like to enrol on pre-vocational training course. All our tutors are highly qualified and have had excellent experience in performing and teaching. We are offering a unique programme offering intensive conservatoire-style training on a weekly basis. There will be opportunities to work on plays and to perform, as well as technical training which will give students a taste of full time vocational training. Entry to this training programme is based on an audition and interview.

Auditions fill quickly so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Entry is by audition only. Auditions will take place via submitting a video, more information will be given when you apply. The audition fee is £16.

Musical Theatre Audition

Students will need a verse and chorus of a song and sheet music. They will be asked to read a short monologue provided by us. They will also need to dance in a jazz class.

Acting Audition

Students will be required to prepare 2 monologues, one Shakespeare and one their own choice. 

  • 21stSeptember-30thof November 2019

  • Half term 2ndNovember 2019

  • 11thJanuary-21stMarch 2020

  • Half term 22ndFebruary 2020

  • 25thApril-5thJuly 2020

  • 19 September - 28 November 2020

  • Half term 31 October 2020

  • 16 January - 27 March 2021

  • Half term 20 February 2021

  • 24 April - 3 July 2021

  • Half term 5 June

Performance Dates: Acting 26 and 27 June, MT 3 and 4 July 2021

The Junior Conservatoire is a year long course which runs from September to July (three terms).

Actors Course 3 Hours per week: £900 (£300.00 per term)

Musical Theatre Course 4 Hours per week: £1200 (£400.00 per term)

Junior Conservatoire Application Form

Download the GSA Junior Conservatoire terms and conditions here

Download the GSA Junior Conservatoire privacy policy here