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. OPENING IN AUSTRALIA IN FEBRUARY 2019!

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 Rosalind Plowright OBE, Danielle Tarento and Alastair Lindsey-Renton

What’s On


The Naked Face: Secrets to a successful self-tape with David Penn

11th December 2018

Getting cast, in other words, is the holy grail. Most self-tapes delivered today are guaranteed to fail an actor’s natural talent. David shows why but, more important, he shows just what it is that’ll capture the interest of CDs, Directors and Producers

Please email info@associatedstudios.co.uk to book.

Musical Theatre Sunday Sessions (Part-Time)

Musical Theatre Sunday Sessions is a course that provides you with the foundational techniques required to begin your journey as a professional Musical Theatre artist. Looking at the various disciplines of the Musical Theatre performer, you will gain knowledge and experience in the techniques used by West End and International artists.



4 Month Opera Course 2019 (Part-Time)

This 4 month, 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.

Musical Theatre

4 Month Musical Theatre Course 2019 (Part-Time)

This professional development course focuses on taking your skills to the highest level and presenting this to the wider Musical Theatre Industry. The part-time nature of the course allows you to continue your regular work whilst taking the opportunity to develop and polish your skills.

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!




Leading London Performing Arts Academy Associated Studios is expanding to Melbourne following the internationally renowned success of its London courses.

Applications are now open for part-time professional development and 1 & 2 year full-time training courses in Musical Theatre. All courses will commence on 25th February 2019.

The courses offer a unique opportunity to study with one of London’s top drama schools in the heart of Melbourne. Students will have the opportunity to work with renowned industry professionals leading to an agent showcase at the end of the advanced course. Australian students have the option to study a fourth term at Associated Studios London, which culminates in a West End showcase in front of Agents and Casting Directors.

We are proud that many alumni currently feature as Leads and Swings in London’s West End.

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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.


Paul Wiegard – Patron of Associated Studios Australia

We are thrilled to announce that Paul Wiegard is a Patron of Associated Studios Australia   Paul is co-founder of Madman Entertainment, a leading independent film distribution and rights management company, with offices in Australia and New Zealand. Madman has...

Daniel Koek – Patron of Associated Studios Australia

We are delighted to announce that Daniel Koek will be a patron for Associated Studios Australia.   Daniel is an Australian born performer and starred as the original Jean Valjean in Les Miserables West End cast. He has landed leading roles in international touring...


WE'RE HIRING! Marketing and Administrative Assistant (Part-time) Monday - Wednesday 10:00am - 2:00pm A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Marketing and Administrative Assistant to join a small team in a first class Performing Arts Academy. Associated Studios is...


“Having completed the part time Musical Theatre course at Associated Studios and also had individual coaching with Leontine my confidence has improved massively and I would not hesitate to recommend them both.”

Alice Stokoe – Mamma Mia, American Idiot

“Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer volume of talented performers, directors, conductors and tutors I worked with throughout my time on the opera course with Associated Studios.”

Emma Walsh – Soprano