Aylesbury's Leading School of Theatre Arts
Innovative musical theatre and production training for 4-18 year olds.
Vivo D'Arte School of Theatre Arts
We are an independent school of theatre arts based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Established in 2012 by our Principal and Artistic Director Dan Cowtan, we take an exciting and unique approach to theatre arts. As such, we are different to traditional stage and theatre schools. Because we are committed to developing the next generation of musical theatre artists. We provide unrivalled industry development, unique live stage experiences and advanced theatre production training.
Come and find out what we do
Free Trial Sessions Available
We realise that it can be quite a commitment to sign up to the school. So, we offer free trial sessions for anyone who would like to come and see what we do. Because we’re pretty confident you’ll like what you see. And absolutely no previous experience is required.
The Addams Family
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, August 2019
Don't just take our word for it
What do people think of Vivo D'Arte School of Theatre Arts
What do we offer?
We provide a wide range of lessons in musical theatre
We run Musical Theatre sessions all day on a Saturday, for our students between the ages of 4 to 6 and 7 to 18. In addition, due to overwhelming interest, we are launching both a Friday school and a Sunday morning school in the autumn of 2022. We also provide both one-to-one and group training sessions for acting, singing and musical theatre. And this includes LAMDA based training.
Senior School of Theatre Arts
Our team of highly skilled teachers create a varied programme of expert training. In all musical theatre disciplines – acting, singing and dancing.
Junior School of Theatre Arts
Our junior school of theatre arts aims to introduce musical theatre to little ones. So, it is very much focused on enjoyment.
1:1 Musical Theatre Training
We offer 1:1 training and coaching in singing, acting and dancing. Our training also helps prepare our students for LAMDA exams.
Musical Theatre Electives
Our elective sessions are designed to give students the opportunity to develop their skills in advanced, niche subjects.
Leading Musical Theatre Professionals
Meet the School of Theatre Arts Principal
Our school is led by founder and principal Dan Cowtan. Dan is supported by a team with years of professional experience in musical theatre. Whether it’s acting, singing or dancing, we provide an unparalleled learning experience. We’re passionate about helping young people develop and thrive. So we are dedicated to ensuring we give our students the right support, experience and skills needed. In order to achieve whatever they want to.
Principal and Artistic Director
Dan has been working as a director, producer and singing teacher within musical theatre and opera for almost 20 years.
A student of the Royal Northern College of Music and a classically trained tenor, Dan has performed in a wide range of musical genres including productions such as Eugen Onegin, La Rondine, Threepenny Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Whistle Down the Wind and Oliver.
In more recent years, Dan’s main focus has been his work as a director, producer and educator. As managing director of Vivo D’Arte Ltd, Dan has worked consistently to create relationships within all areas of theatre and currently works in partnership with the Ambassador Theatre Group. As a director, Dan take’s great pride in creating exciting and innovative theatre.
Dan’s continued passion is supporting and developing all levels of performers and creatives within arts education.
Elgiva Theatre, November 2021
Purpose built studio facilities
Where are we based?
The school of theatre arts is located at Vivo D’Arte’s HQ in Aylesbury. We have three dedicated and fully equipped rehearsal and performance spaces with air conditioning, wifi and bluetooth audio systems.
Our HQ is newly refurbished, and is a vibrant and safe learning environment. We also have a dedicated recording studio. There is ample free parking with coffee and shopping close by.
We'd love you to join us
If you’d like to find out more about our school of theatre arts, then we’d love to hear from you. Just give us a call, drop us an email, or fill out the contact form.