About Us

Associated Studios is a leading British Drama school, committed to the training and continued professional development of performers in Musical Theatre.

Associated Studios offers full-time and part-time training in Musical Theatre. In addition to the courses, professional development workshops in all disciplines run throughout the year with leading industry professionals.

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. The full-time Musical Theatre courses offer the opportunity to take part in our 'Agent Panel Week' for UK agents, casting directors and industry professionals as well as a full-scale public production in a professional theatre for students in their final year.

Why train with us

Associated Studios is a small and prestigious Drama school. Class sizes are often limited to 22 students. Most Dance classes are streamed to cater for movers and advanced Dancers. Students have frequent opportunities to perform as soloists.

Associated Studios has produced a string of West End leads due to its commitment to excellence and rigour in the training of young voices. With a reputation for training performers who can excel both as exceptional vocalist and as Actors, alumni are a step ahead in professional auditions.

Associated Studios cares about its students. Students enter into an ongoing relationship with the school and after graduating, come back for advice, to have lessons or to connect with staff and students.

Associated Studios prides itself on its ethical approach to artistic learning and provides a safe, supportive and private working space in which performers can work and thrive. We build your confidence whilst developing your talent.

Associated Studios is not just a Drama school, but a place where creative projects and philanthropic outreach projects happen. The Principal, Staff and Students have volunteered at Feltham Young Offenders Prison, at Crisis Homeless Charity and have organised performances for the wards at St Mary’s Hospital. A handful of bursaries are offered annually to exceptionally talented performers who cannot afford Drama school. Other creative activities include new writing projects, cabaret nights, masterclasses with industry professionals and more.

Associated Studios is run by the industry for the industry. We understand current trends in the Performing Arts and ensure students have an up-to-date audition portfolio, are exposed to top agents and casting directors, and understand entrepreneurialism and audition etiquette. 

Associated Studios is based in a beautiful three-storey terrace in the heart of Kensington & Chelsea, just near the bustle of Portobello market. Latimer Rd is a street full of artists and theatre. Our building has a warm and creative atmosphere filled with light, music and creatives. It also offers a visually beautiful environment in which the Principal and Management team are always ready to help.

"As a student here, I have been given the opportunity to develop as a performer in every lesson under the guidance of industry legends who truly care about what YOU bring to the table."

Jemma Walton

Core Tutors & Guest Coaches

Associated Studios is a UK registered charity no.1152203 and has the Patronage of Sir Tim Rice, Jeremy Irons, Timothy West, Rory Bremner, Jeremy Herrin, Danielle Tarento, Alastair Lindsey-Renton and Rosalind Plowright OBE.


Marina Caldarone • Michael Fentiman • Kate Golledge • Max Reynolds • Robert McWhir • Neil Rutherford • Jeremy Sams • Christian Durham • Michael Fry • Hal Chambers • Cressida Carre • Cameron Menzies • Mike Alfreds • Michael Attenborough • Dominic Cooke • Sir Richard Eyre • Robert Fried • Pete Gallagher • Jeremy Herrin • Joe Hill-Gibbins • Terry Johnson • Peter Kosminsky • Phelim McDermott • Lindsay Posner • Melly Still • Che Walker •  Jenny Eastopp • Russell Bolam • Ian Good • Andrew Keates


Sam Spencer Lane • Lucy Aiston • Charlotte Scott • Lucy Glover •David Lee • Laurie Scarth • Christie Lee-Manning  • Ste Clough • Amy West • Natorii Illidge • Gaby Coca • Gavin Eden • David Allwood • Ricardo Castro • Brandon Lee Sears • Bex Slater • Luke Byrne • Joshua NKemdilim • Philip Comley • May Tether • Zoe Heighton • Ross Clifton • Akeem Ellis-Hyman • Simon Hardwick

Musical Directors & Supervisors

Greg Arrowsmith • Barney Ashworth • Dean Austin • Niall Bailey • Nick Barstow • Dan Bowling • Bob Broad • Jason Carr • Tom Deering • Mike Dixon • Michael England • Joel Fram • Noam Galperin • Magnus Gilljam • Sean Green • Chris Guard • Graham Hurman • Theo Jamieson • Nathan Jarvis • Tom Kelly • Nigel Lilley • Martin Lowe • Tony McGill • Jodie Oliver • Stuart Pedlar • John Rigby • Matthew Samer • Nicholas Skilbeck • Gareth Valentine • Jodie Oliver Howar • Inga Davis Rutter • Laura Bangay • Tamara Saringer • Michael Webborn • Joe Bunker • Richard Bates • Ben Papworth  


Rosemary Ashe • Simon Callow • Hugh Grant • Tim Howar • Jeremy Irons • Daniel Koek • Gloria Onitiri • Nigel Planer • Matt Rawle • Sir Patrick Stewart • Peter Straker • Timothy West • Douglas Hansell • Orlando Seale • Nigel Whitmey

Casting Directors

Jim Arnold (Pippa Ailion Casting) • Stephen Crockett • Jill Green • David Grindrod • Benjamin Newsome • Debbie O’Brien • Neil Rutherford • James Pearson


Andy Charles (VSA) • Shane Collins (Shane Collins Associates) • Gavin Denton-Jones (CAM) • Lesley Duff (Diamond Management) • Michael Garrett (Global Artists) • Alastair Lindsey-Renton (Curtis Brown) • John Markham (The Markham Agency) • J Boyd Rochford (JBR Creative Management) • Michael Harris (Apollo Artist Management) • Yvonne I’Anson (I&K Talent)


Martin Dodd (UK Productions) • Michael Harris (Riverside Studios) • Paul Taylor Mills • Danielle Tarento • George Wood (First Family Entertainment)


Leontine Hass (Vocal Coach) •  Kathy Taylor-Jones (Vocal Coach) • Scott Harrison (Vocal Coach) • William Lester (Vocal Coach) • Simone Niles (Vocal Coach & Performance confidence coach) • Graeme Danby (Performer & Vocal Coach) • Paul Martin (Cabaret) • Janine Fletcher (Clowning) • Charlotte Tomlinson (Confidence Coach) • Yvonne I’Anson (Marketing Consultant) • Stacey Jenson (Accent/Dialect Coach) • Mitch Leow (Yoga) • Ronin Traynor (Stage Combat) • Scott Alan (Composer) • Anthony Drewe (Stiles & Drewe Lyricist) • Sir Tim Rice