West End Musical Theatre Academy: Winter and Summer 2018

Overall rating: 9.3 based on 1 reviews

Program Description

Work and learn from some of the most renowned directors, instructors, dancers, & actors in the world as you study in London's West End. This is an intensive course designed to give you the experience of training like a West End professional. This course includes a West End show ticket, backstage tour of a West End theatre, West End workshops, Masterclasses (such as audition technique and working with a West End agent) & classes in acting, singing, dance & stage combat. This is an amazing opportunity to work with West End cast members & industry experts every day.

This is an ideal course for adults & students who are over 16 years of age who want to embark & learn about what a career as a professional in the West End entails. In the morning, you will have dancing, singing, or acting lessons followed by an afternoon West End show workshop taught by a recent or a current member of that West End show. This first hand experience makes our program really stand out, you can also take photos with the West End cast members & interact in lively Q&A sessions. This is an amazing chance to see the life of a theatre professional & increase your own creativity and confidence.

DATES:
SUMMER - 23rd July - 28th July, 30th July - 4th August, 6th August - 11th August 2018 - sign up for 1, 2, or 3 weeks

Highlights

Work with West End cast members every day on this action packed course.
Backstage tour of a West End show
Watch West End shows
Enjoy the sights and sounds of London
Welcome all levels from beginners to advanced
Grow in confidence and talent
Work with a West End Agent
Sign up for 1, 2 or 3 weeks
Accommodation can be provided in the heart of London

What`s Included

3 Week course:
Acting, singing, dance classes taught by West End professionals
West End Theatre Workshops: Work on at least 6 West End Shows with a current or recent West End cast member
West End Rehearsal Experience: Work with a West End creative team and experience what it is like to be in a West End rehearsal environment
West End Agent Masterclass: Meet a West End theatre agent & ask them any questions about the industry. You can choose to perform a song or monologue & they will give you feedback and discuss your castability.
Stage Combat Masterclass
Audition Technique Masterclass
Watch 3 West End Musicals
Backstage Tour
Work in West End Show rehearsal venues
Completion Certifi

Subjects

Acting, Acting, Dance, Music - Vocal Performance, Musical Theater, Theater, Drama, Dance

Program Locations

London, United Kingdom

Overall rating 
9.3
Experience
8
Program Administration
10
Living Conditions
8
Cultural Immersion
10
Social Life
10
Health and Safety
10
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Program Details

Provider:
West End On Demand
Location
  • United Kingdom: London
School Term:
Summer, Winter
Languages:
English
Participants:
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South african, South aftican, WorldWide
Cost:
£600 - 1 week, £1080 - 2 weeks, £1500 - 3 weeks
  • Dear applicants, we encourage you to leave a personal review if you have ever taken part in this program. Leaving a review will help fellow travelers to decide where to go and which program to go with as they plan their trip abroad.
    Review this program
    My 'Year Completed' was actually 2015 - I had to choose 2014 because there was no option for 2015.

    I would totally recommend the experience for the unparalleled exposure to the West End! The numbers speak for themselves - 33 classes in total with actors, singers, dancers, directors and musical directors working in the West End, original choreography with actors from 6 different shows, chance to see 3 shows covered by the programme and many more outside the official programme, and chance to perform in front of 1 agent, all in 3 weeks at a cost of less than £20 per hour. And I haven't even mentioned how much fun it was to get to know and hang out with young aspiring actors from all over the world! I literally did hours and hours of research into drama summer schools in the UK before deciding on West End on Demand, and this was easily the best deal for me.

    I was probably quite an unusual participant in the programme, in that I came as a complete beginner in singing, acting and dancing. Nevertheless, I was made to feel very comfortable when trying out all three, by all the teachers as well as by the other participants. Since the programme I have fallen in love with musical theatre and been inspired enough to sign up to further lessons in all three.

    I have also gained some great insights into how the industry works, and the ups and downs that come with a career in theatre, through Q&As and conversations with the West End actors and actresses who taught us. Some of the stories they told were really quite inspiring.

    Some of my personal highlights were:
    - Comedy masterclass
    - Puppetry masterclass
    - Original choreography from 'Chicago'
    - 2-day masterclass with a director, working on a scene from 'The Grand Hotel'
    - Stage combat masterclasses
    - Original choreography from 'Book of Mormon'
    Avatar Kelvin Wong

    Unrivalled Exposure to West End Shows, Actors and Directors!

    Review by: Kelvin Wong , On: 11 Oct 2015 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    My 'Year Completed' was actually 2015 - I had to choose 2014 because there was no option for 2015.

    I would totally recommend the experience for the unparalleled exposure to the West End! The numbers speak for themselves - 33 classes in total with actors, singers, dancers, directors and musical directors working in the West End, original choreography with actors from 6 different shows, chance to see 3 shows covered by the programme and many more outside the official programme, and chance to perform in front of 1 agent, all in 3 weeks at a cost of less than £20 per hour. And I haven't even mentioned how much fun it was to get to know and hang out with young aspiring actors from all over the world! I literally did hours and hours of research into drama summer schools in the UK before deciding on West End on Demand, and this was easily the best deal for me.

    I was probably quite an unusual participant in the programme, in that I came as a complete beginner in singing, acting and dancing. Nevertheless, I was made to feel very comfortable when trying out all three, by all the teachers as well as by the other participants. Since the programme I have fallen in love with musical theatre and been inspired enough to sign up to further lessons in all three.

    I have also gained some great insights into how the industry works, and the ups and downs that come with a career in theatre, through Q&As and conversations with the West End actors and actresses who taught us. Some of the stories they told were really quite inspiring.

    Some of my personal highlights were:
    - Comedy masterclass
    - Puppetry masterclass
    - Original choreography from 'Chicago'
    - 2-day masterclass with a director, working on a scene from 'The Grand Hotel'
    - Stage combat masterclasses
    - Original choreography from 'Book of Mormon'
    Overall rating 
    9.3
    Experience
    8
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    8
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    10

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