UKTheatreSchool is one of UK's most prestigious and credible part-time training grounds for young talent. This Performing Arts Academy prides itself on teaching talented young people from beginner to advanced levels in all aspects of performing arts on a part-time basis - allowing the student to continue with their academic tuition within their own primary or secondary school. The times and length of the UKTheatreSchool classes compliment perfectly with the students' own primary or secondary school classes. During their own school holidays our performing arts academy run extra classes and holiday academies for the vocational type students who want to excel.
Every student is encouraged to be an individual as well as understanding the importance of being part of a team. Placement into this theatre school is strictly by audition. The school has its Scottish headquarters located within the vibrant Glasgow City Centre (Please see the foot of this page for more information on Glasgow).
A brief History of UKTheatreSchool
The school run independently within The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) in Glasgow running part-time Courses in Acting, Singing, Dance and Musical Theatre for young people age four through to nineteen years of age.
UKTheatreSchool remained housed within the RSAMD for years and built a fantastic reputation for providing excellent part-time performing arts courses for young people. These courses bridged the gap between the standard drama clubs and the further education establishments and conservatoires.
UKTheatreSchool prides itself in preparing the student fully for the next step towards a performing arts career. It enables its students to realise their full potential and gives full guidance towards their goals.
Young people attending UKTheatreSchool in Glasgow travel from all over Scotland to this main UKTheatreSchool Performing Arts Academy and with independant Associate Schools open throughout Scotland and in London; the UKTheatreSchool name has become one of the largest and most credible part-time performing arts academies in the country.
The growth of UKTheatreSchool Ltd and its success has been due to the complete guidance of its Principal, Lizanne Thomson being at the helm of this Performing Arts Academy. The curriculums are carefully designed to encourage and allow the student to advance at their own pace and ability.
The main performing arts academy has its own dedicated space in order to achieve its full potential. It sits in a beautiful city centre Grade B listed building on Glasgow’s West Regent Street. Lizanne Thomson arranged to have the premises converted from an open plan building into beautiful purpose built studios with the very best quality dance flooring and highest spec sound systems and upright pianos. The RSAMD now hire the UKTheatreSchool Ltd's splendid studios throughout their term time. This works beautifully as UKTheatreSchool Students train evenings and weekends and RSAMD use the building throughout the week during the daytime for their own rehearsals and training. It proves to be a busy building but immersed in young driven people pursuing careers in the arts.
The main reception area within UKTheatreSchool Performing Arts Academy houses the most vibrant and creative inspiration. Glasgow artist and Turner prize nominee, Jim Lambie installed his famous Zobop floor and designed the reception desk and seating areas which are mirrored cubes. Lizanne Thomson said ‘The floor is very distinctive and provides the students with a rush of energy and creativity from the minute they enter the building. I think it is important that the young people understand entertainment on every level and this work certainly provides you with a full scale show’.
UKTheatreSchool Performing Arts Academy has been described as being 'the perfect niche filler for the performing arts'. Many visiting professionals have enthused that 'something special happens in this building' and 'there is true creativity here'. This is emulated through the success of our students and the standards we have grown to expect. The UKTheatreSchool motto 'Talented Students Becoming Educated Performers' is exactly what happens within UKTheatreSchool Performing Arts Academy.
UKTheatreSchool Ltd is the main company which houses the UKTheatreSchool Performing Arts Academy, The UK Theatre Company, UKCastings, UK Rehearsal Studios and UKTheatreSchool International Performing Arts Schools.
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Glasgow the City
Glasgow city centre is an exhilarating city where the arts play a large part of what is going on. It houses many fantastic theatres and venues as well as many exciting entertainment events. Glasgow hosts the massive traditional Celtic Connections, the Glasgow Mayfest for theatre lovers through to the West End Festival and the Merchant City Festival which shows comedy, art, jazz, piping and river expositions along the way.
Cutting-edge theatre can be discovered at the Tramway where among other productions UKTheatreSchool’s young performers show that Scotland is continually producing a well educated and individual talent as well as this the King’s Theatre and Theatre Royal present big name touring productions.
Steeped in history yet defined by innovation, Glasgow’s breathtaking Victorian architecture and traditional welcoming embrace have provided a stately inheritance for the city’s commercial resurgence and cultural vigour.
Reiterating its status as one of the world’s most desirable destinations to work, study or simply enjoy a weekend visit, Scotland’s thriving central metropolis is developing and recasting itself to meet the challenge of hosting the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Glasgow Music Scene
Likened to 1960s Detroit for its music scene, Glasgow is producing Franz Ferdinand, Belle and Sebastian and Glasvegas in recent years, legendary venues like the Barrowland, King Tut’s and The Arches stage the world’s biggest and most promising new bands, while the fantastic City Halls and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall regularly play host to classical performances, all making a contribution to the city’s recent honouring as a UNESCO City of Music. For more on Glasgow's brilliant music scene see:
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Hailed as the dear green place, Glasgow has plenty of attractive, well-maintained parks, but its aesthetic standing truly rests with its buildings. Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s fame draws visitors from far and wide and his distinctive style can still be appreciated in the award-winning refurbishment of The Lighthouse, Scotland’s centre for architecture and design, with its panoramic views of the city centre, as well as the Scotland Street School Museum and the aptly named House for an Art Lover, a contemporary edifice built from the Art Nouveau architect’s original blueprints. It is however; surely the Glasgow School of Art ( www.gsa.ac.uk) itself; built on the hill in the centre of this city centre that exudes the Rennie Mackintosh magic. The young talent is submerged in this fabulous building steeped in creative history.
A cultural treasure trove, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, with its eclectically arranged, eye-catching exhibits, recently welcomed its five millionth visitor and remains one of the largest museums in the UK.
Just out of the city centre, the Burrell Collection contains a wealth of Egyptian, Chinese and Islamic artifacts, while the Hunterian, attached to the 15th century University of Glasgow, is the oldest public museum in Scotland, its gallery housing the largest display anywhere of James McNeill Whistler.
The Ultimate Shopping Experience
Glaswegians enjoy retail therapy and the city has cemented its reputation for offering the UK’s best shopping outside London, from the Italian Centre in the Merchant City, to the exclusive, designer label parade of Ingram Street, right through to the delicatessens and boutique shops of the fashionable West End, where the weary and shopped-out drag a chair onto the Ashton and Cresswell Lane cobbles at one of the countless bars and cafes.
In Glasgow, regardless of the weather, you can emerge yourself in culture and entertainment – no matter how you entertain yourself – Glasgow will provide.
Visiting, living, studying, working in this city has many rewards.
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UKTheatreSchool Ltd’s Company registration number is SC303604