About us

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, which is different to traditional stage and theatre schools.

Our team of highly skilled teachers create a varied programme of professional training in all musical theatre disciplines – acting, singing and dance – live stage experiences and theatre production training.

As these first-class opportunities closely emulate the realities of working in the theatre arts industry, our students gain an excellent introduction and insight into the world of theatre helping them to be a more accomplished and well-rounded theatre professional.

Many of these amazing experiences come from our parent company, Vivo D’Arte Ltd, a theatre arts training organisation and production company.

We provide the most innovative musical theatre and theatre production training in the area. Our Aylesbury based HQ boasts not only practical and safe performance spaces for our students, but also well-equipped technical and performance facilities for a range of production skill training, including sound and lighting.

We are partnered with The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, which has one of the biggest stages in the area. We have produced many performances at this venue, including Whistle Down the Wind, Oliver! and Made in Britain – a showcase of all musicals made in Britain.

With our industry knowledge and excellent industry links, we help young people discover their true passion within theatre whether it is on or off stage. We are dedicated to ensuring we give our students the right support, experience and skills needed to achieve their desired career goal.