About us

Associated Studios is one of Britain’s leading Performing Arts Academies, dedicated to providing top level training in Opera and Musical Theatre for aspiring performers who have the potential and ability to pursue a professional career.

Associated Studios provides uniquely tailored training, with greater attention to the practical needs of its students in terms of flexibility and finance than any other UK Drama school. Diploma courses are written to allow students to continue supporting themselves through part-time work, whilst participating in a rigorous training schedule led by eminent industry professionals from the West End and abroad. Not only our Diplomas, but also our part-time Foundation and Advanced courses have been designed to cover all aspects of vocational training, and have produced some of the best performers working in the industry today.

Associated Studios also have a professional development arm called ‘The Advanced Performers’ Studio’, which provides workshops for performers who have finished their drama school training, but who wish to continue to practice and hone their skills in between work engagements, in Opera, Musical Theatre and Acting.

Our patrons

Sir Tim Rice, Jeremy Irons, Rory Bremner, Scott Alan, Timothy West, Jeremy Herrin and Rosalind Plowright OBE.

What’s On


Prepare your voice and rep for 2018 auditions

Date: 7 March 2018
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Cost: £30
Venue: TBC

Leontine is a renowned vocal coach who teaches many West End leads and Swings and has worked on West End shows, for the BBC and for ITV.


West End Musical Director Greg Arrowsmith and West End Vocal Coach Leontine Hass are starting a choir for singers. Singers of all styles are welcome. You do not have to be current student or alumni, but you can be.

The choir will rehearse Tuesday evenings 7pm – 9pm in Hammersmith West London. There will be plenty of solos. It’s free!

To join email info@associatedstudios.co.uk


Associated Studios and Rose Bruford College Announce Unique Opera Degree

Associated Studios are very proud to launch Britain’s first BA in Opera Performance Studies in collaboration with Rose Bruford College in September 2018.  Coaches are all established industry professionals including repetiteurs, conductors, directors, movement coaches and vocal coaches.



Acting Intensive Course: 9th – 13th April 2018

Musical Theatre Intensive Course: 9th – 13th April 2018

Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm    

Cost: £480

Our courses are about individual journeys and the opportunity to expand and develop your skills.
We offer training at the highest levels, and focus on allowing performers to develop in accordance with their needs, whilst allowing you work with eminent theatre practitioners from all sides of the industry.
Applicants must be over 18 to apply, and we welcome international applicants.


We pride ourselves on understanding industry requirements and have a network of dedicated and highly experienced Musical Theatre practitioners, ready to offer you help and advice whilst you are studying with us, and after you embark on your career.


Associated Studios have a reputation for delivering world-class practical opera training, giving students a crucial understanding of all the aspects of their craft, as they prepare for a career in the industry.


As a central part of all courses, students work with leading industry professionals including directors, vocal coaches, musical directors, repetiteurs, conductors, agents, casting directors, producers, choreographers and well-known performers. Students not only gain from the wealth of knowledge and experience of such industry luminaries but also develop valuable professional contacts.

About Our Founder

Leontine Hass is an internationally renowned Vocal Coach and Principal of the Associated Studios London Performing Arts Academy.

Leontine teaches workshops and lectures internationally on singing, voice and performance. She rehabilitates voices after surgery, or as surgery prevention. She has taught at leading Music & Drama Schools including GSA Conservatoire, the Oxford School of Drama, Mountview, LSMT, YMT, The Brit School, La Salle (Singapore), the Queensland Conservatorium, Centre Stage and The VCA (Melbourne).

Leontine has acted as vocal consultant to various music management/production companies, including ITV and the BBC. Leontine is vocal coach for ‘The Voice’ for BBC TV. She was featured as a mentor/vocal coach on the Gareth Malone show, ‘The Naked Choir’, for BBC2 and will also be involved with Series 2. She is a regular columnist at voicecouncil.com and for The Stage newspaper. She is a contributor to ‘The Singer’s Complete Guide to Vocal Health’ (Oxford Uni. Press), and advisor/contributor to ‘The Ultimate Guide to Singing’ published by TC Helicon in 2014.

Having originally trained as a classical singer (BA, Melb. Uni, BMus. Kings College London, Dip. RAM), Leontine has performed as a singer and actress in concert, theatre and TV.


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