The Arts Educational performing arts schools

14 Bath Rd, Chiswick, London W4 1LW

The Arts Educational performing arts schools are unique and people come from all over the UK and further afield to have the opportunity of learning drama and musical theatre from their staff, who are not only highly skilled at what they do, but very well connected in West End theatre. Their President is Andrew Lloyd Webber; patrons include Sir Matthew Bourne, Nigel Havers, Robert Lindsay and Sir Trevor Nunn. Amongst Arts Ed alumni are Nigel Havers and Bonnie Langford as well as Julie Andrews, Darcey Bussell and Martin Clunes.

Arts Ed is celebrates its centenary in 2019. See Lucinda MacPherson’s feature:
Miss Marple to Hamilton – the history of the Arts Ed.

Lashana Lynch, Jac Yarrow and Thomas Dennis

The Day school, Sixth form and Schools of Acting and Musical Theatre have become centres of excellence which are turning out a stream of extremely talented, high-achieving performers who are quickly becoming stars of screen and stage.

Lashana Lynch, who graduated in 2010, has had a stratospheric career since completing her degree, a BA (Hons) in Acting. She’s been named as the next 007 in No Time to Die. Jac Yarrow went straight from finishing his degree into the lead part in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Palladium. Thomas Dennis left Arts Ed Sixth form in 2016 to take up the role of Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. and went on to play the lead role in War Horse. Read more about Arts Ed success in film, TV and theatre

The ArtsEd Independent Day School for 11-18 year olds offers both an excellent academic education and an outstanding performing arts training. The Arts Educational schools get consistently high marks from Ofsted and in the exam tables.

Arts Ed production of Edwin Drood

The School of Musical Theatre offers a full time Foundation Course, a BA (Hons) Degree in Musical Theatre / three year Diploma course, giving students the opportunity to perform in a wide range of shows and experience West End theatre conditions in Arts Ed’s two theatre spaces: the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre and the Studio Theatre.

The School of Acting offers acting courses for theatre, film, television and radio. Students can pursue a full time Foundation Course, a BA Acting degree / three year Diploma course or a one year MA in Acting, with the opportunity to learn improvisation, story-telling, character creation and analysis, and vocal and physical articulation. Not only will they perform in a wide range of shows but also produce film show reels and original screenplays.

Arts Ed production of Edwin Drood

Club Card discounts for part time and holiday courses

Around these core activities ArtsEd also offers a range of part time, evening, weekend and holiday courses for children, young people and adults at all levels, from middle aged beginners who fancy learning to tap dance purely as a hobby and young people wanting to do something fun during the summer holidays, to aspirational actors needing audition training and professionals wanting to share their experience. We are proud that ArtsEd are members of The Chiswick Calendar club card scheme and offer discount on their course fees to first time joiners of their holiday and part time courses.

The public is also invited to watch the results of their labours. In all three academic terms the Schools of Acting and Musical Theatre put on shows, which often sell out very quickly as people in Chiswick know they will see a West End standard of production and may be witnessing the launch of a future star.


When ArtsEd joined The Chiswick Calendar club card shame in 2016, Jane Harrison, who was then Principal, took us on a video tour.