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


15th April 2018 – 31st July 2018
Sundays 1pm – 8pm
Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings 6.30pm – 9.30pm 
(Half-Term Break Sunday 3rd June 2018)

Fee: £2,590

This Foundation course focuses on developing the performers’ vocal, acting and dance skills – with a view to further training after the course.

Entry is via audition only. 
Email info@associatedstudios.co.uk or call 020 7385 2038


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.


2 Year Diploma ‘Actor- Singer’ (Full-Time)

This pioneering new course offers aspiring performers the chance to focus intensively on acting training for one year, followed by further studies in all aspects required to become a fully rounded Actor-Singer. The objective of this course is to train performers as straight actors separately and before continuing their training in Musical Theatre.

1 Year Diploma in Acting (Full-Time)

This intensive new course provides a thorough grounding in the basic principles of acting. The work of the great acting practitioners will be explored in detail including Michael Chekhov, Uta Hagen and Stanislavski. 


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, Melbourne Uni, BMus. Kings College London, Dip. RAM), Leontine has performed as a singer and actress in concert, theatre and TV..


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