ALRA Acting Schools in London & Manchester
  • Outreach Auditions

    Outreach Auditions

    Middlesbrough: 22nd Feb at Middlesbrough Little Theatre Read More
  • Outreach Auditions

    Outreach Auditions

    Manchester: 24th Feb at Royal Exchange Theatre Read More
  • Outreach Auditions

    Outreach Auditions

    Glasgow: 25th Feb at Rockvilla Read More
  • “Go to a drama school audition knowing that you really want it” ALRA interviews Denise Gough

    Denise Gough's Interview

    "Go to a drama school audition knowing that you really want it" Read More
  • ALRA SOUTH | 3rd Year Showcase 20167

    3rd Year Showcase '17

    At ALRA SOUTH Read More
  • ALRA North | 3rd Year Showcase 2017

    3rd Year Showcase '17

    At ALRA North Read More
  • More Eavesdropping - an Angel Theatre Company production

    More Eavesdropping

    An Angel Theatre Company production directed by ALRA graduate, John Patterson Read More
  • Comedy fundraiser for Barnardos at ALRA

    Comedy fundraiser for Sarah Double's marathon race for Barnardo's

    Starring Maddy Anholt and Bianca Mulligan Read More
  • Once a Catholic Once a Catholic by Mary O'Malley

    Once a Catholic by Mary O'Malley

    At ALRA North Read More
  • The Funfair by Simon Stephens

    The Funfair by Simon Stephens

    At ALRA South Read More
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare

    Hamlet by William Shakespeare

    At ALRA South Read More
  • Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth

    Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth

    At ALRA North Read More
  • Alumni December Update

    ALRA Alumni December Update

    Featuring Ex-ALRA from the mid-1980s, Andrew Woodall and Denise Gough Read More
  • The Wind in the Willows and Swallows and Amazons at ALRA
    A review of our latest shows in Manchester & London Read More
  • ALRA Alumni News

    ALRA Alumni News

    Keep up with our alumni news and what they get up to Read More
  • Seat 25 sci-fi film

    ALRA alumni in new sci-fi feature film Seat 25

  • ALRA's website becomes dyslexia-friendly

    ALRA launches dyslexia-friendly website

  • ALRA alumna Shelley O'Brien in She Wins all the Races - a tragicomedy with biscuits

    She Wins all the Races

    by ALRA graduate Shelley O'Brien Read More
  • Emmanuel Imani wins Best Actor for Invisible Men at BUFF Awards 2016

    BUFF Awards 2016

    ALRA alumnus Emmanuel Imani wins Best actor award Read More
  • Michaela Longden in feature film

    Michaela Longden in feature film

    The Creature Below

    Read More
  • Interview with

    Interview with

    ALRA graduate Jeremy Ang Jones Read More
  • ALRA Alumni in Eavesdropping

    ALRA Alumni in Eavesdropping

    Directed by John Patterson. Cast: Sarah Kerr, Samantha Loxley, Anna Bonnet, Lara Bell and Bradley Crees

    Read More
  • ALRA Alumni to feature in Arthur Miller's No Villain

    ALRA Alumni to feature in Arthur Miller's No Villain

    Starring Sean Turner, Edwina Allen, Michael Lyle and George Turvey

    Read More
  • ALRA student Grant Reeves

    ALRA student Grant Reeves

    in Romeo & Juliet, showing in Italy Read More
  • ALRA graduate Dominic Burgess

    ALRA graduate Dominic Burgess

    Talks of Feud, a new miniseries and his career Read More
  • ALRA Open Days

    ALRA Open Days

    Discover ALRA, its 'feel' and its identity.
    Book it now!

    Read More
  • ALRA in the News

    ALRA in the News

    Find a selection of press coverage of our students & grads

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  • Denise Gough and Bronwyn James’ “Hangmen” win Oliver Awards

    Denise Gough and Bronwyn James’ “Hangmen” win Oliver Awards

  • What are our Alumni up to?

    What are our Alumni up to?

    Award winning Bronwyn James’ in Hangmen

    Read More
  • Denise Gough wins Best Actress prize in Critics’ Circle theatre awards

    Denise Gough wins Best Actress prize in Critics’ Circle theatre awards

  • Emmanuel Imani lands Hollywood role

    Emmanuel Imani lands Hollywood role

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Acting Schools in London & Greater Manchester

 

ALRA is a drama school, a member of CDET and one which provides the highest quality training for students following a career as an actor, actress, stage manager or technician. Based in both London and Wigan, Lancashire, our drama training covers TV & film acting for camera from week 1 to the end of your training. You will also study movement, voice, acting technique, text, stage combat, TV presenting, radio and other drama elements required to work as a professional actor.
 
Many successful actors trained at ALRA and now have careers from stand up to film and stage. Our drama training includes Postgraduate acting coursesFoundation courses in acting, BA in acting with honour degree and MA acting course and some funded places are available to applicants through the Dance and Drama Award scheme.

You can view our prospectus and here is a link to ALRA:TV to view all our work.

Terms Dates

Spring Term 2017 - 9th January to 24th March 2017

Summer Term 2017 - 24th April to 7th July 2017

London & Greater Manchester Acting Schools

ALRA is a drama school, a member of CDET and one which provides the highest quality training for students following a career as an actor, actress, stage manager or technician.

Based in both London and Wigan, Lancashire, our drama training covers TV & film acting for camera from week 1 to the end of your training.

You will also study movement, voice, acting technique, text, stage combat, TV presenting, radio and other drama elements required to work as a professional actor.

Accelerate your acting career with ALRA

A variety of actors within the industry trained at ALRA and went on to build very successful careers, from stand-up to film and stage.

ALRA's drama training includes a wide range of courses, such as our Foundation acting courses, BA Hons in acting degree, our MA acting course and some funded places which are available to applicants through the Dance and Drama Award (DaDa) scheme.

Keep up with our Alumni stories here

Terms Dates

Reasons to study at ALRA
  • ALRA is...

    ALRA is...

    ...a leading conservatoire drama school with a reputation for training hard working, fully-rounded professional actors.
  • ALRA’s acting training includes...

    ALRA’s acting training includes...

    ...specialist instruction in stage, film, TV, audio, comedy, voice and movement and is supported with contextual studies to prepare for work.
  • ALRA has built...

    ALRA has built...

    ...strong relationships within the industry and our showcases and productions are directed and attended by agents, directors, casting directors, writers, producers and our own inspiring Alumni.
  • ALRA’s resident teams...

    ALRA’s resident teams...

    ...are dedicated, talented professionals with a wealth of knowledge and experience and a passion for teaching. Our students are supported in all aspects of their studies.
  • ALRA’s reputation...

    ALRA’s reputation...

    ...of securing opportunities for students grows each year and our Alumni are working in the West End, Regional and Touring Theatre Productions, as well as in Film, TV and Comedy both in the UK and beyond.
  • ALRA recruits...

    ALRA recruits...

    ...a comparatively small number of students each year so that everybody has our full attention and feels part of the school from the moment they arrive.
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Reasons to study at ALRA
  • ALRA is a leading conservatoire drama school with a reputation for training hard working, fully-rounded professional actors.



  • ALRA’s acting training includes specialist instruction in stage, film, TV, audio, comedy, voice and movement and is supported with contextual studies to prepare for work.


  • ALRA has built strong relationships within the industry and our showcases and productions are directed and attended by agents, directors, casting directors, writers, producers and our own inspiring Alumni.

  • ALRA’s resident teams are dedicated, talented professionals with a wealth of knowledge and experience and a passion for teaching. Our students are supported in all aspects of their studies.

  • ALRA’s reputation of securing opportunities for students grows each year and our Alumni are working in the West End, Regional and Touring Theatre Productions, as well as in Film, TV and Comedy both in the UK and beyond.
  • ALRA recruits a comparatively small number of students each year so that everybody has our full attention and feels part of the school from the moment they arrive.


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