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.

Check out our 2018 Graduating Musical Theatre Students here

Our patrons

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

What’s On

AUDITIONING NOW FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

Musical Theatre Audition Days for 1 year Full Time Musical Theatre Diploma:

11th & 18th June

Opera Audition Days for 1 year Part Time Opera Course:

8th & 14th June

Come train with one of the top providers in Britain for Performing Arts.

Alumni have gone on to perform in Principal and Ensemble roles in West End shows such as Motown, Kinky Boots, Chicago, Mamma Mia and many more!

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Musical Theatre

1 Year Diploma in Musical Theatre (Full-Time)

One of our most popular courses – offers aspiring performers the chance to focus intensively on Musical Theatre training for one year, covering the triple threat skills of Dance, Acting and Singing. The objective of this course is to train you thoroughly in the discipline of performance, working with current industry professionals such as West End performers, directors and producers.

7 Month Musical Theatre Course (Part-Time)

This intensive course provides experienced performers an immersive environment, mimicking the fast paced nature of the industry. Working part-time to develop professional skills in Musical Theatre you will only ever work with seasoned pro’s. 

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Opera

3 Year Opera Performance Studies BA (Hons)

In the first of its kind and in conjunction with Rose Bruford, we are incredibly proud to announce our groundbreaking BA course in Opera Performance Studies. Offering a unique opportunity to learn the academic necessities of the business, whilst also building the practical and essential skills of performance, which are usually only accessible after degree studies. Throughout the course you will work with top industry practitioners including repetiteurs, conductors, performers, language specialists, directors, acting coaches, vocal coaches and movement coaches.

1 Year Opera Course 2018-19 (Part-Time)

This 1-year, part-time Opera Course is designed to afford talented and experienced singers a period of intensive study. The course is designed for singers who demonstrate operatic potential but would benefit from working on the essential skills required to launch a successful career. Working only with industry professionals.

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MUSICAL THEATRE

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.

OPERA

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.

ACTING

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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