ALRA Acting Schools in London & Manchester
  • Rosaria Hollywood – ALRA SMTT Graduate 2016

    Stage management professional perspective

    Interview with ALRA SMTT graduate Rosaria Hollywood Read More
  • Discover Wandsworth Arts

    Discover Wandsworth Arts

    If you missed our Open Days and want to find out about ALRA join us on June 10th, our team can show you around Read More
  • A technical fairy tale

    A technical fairy tale

    SMTT Showcase at ALRA South on 3rd and 4th July Read More
  • The Annihilation of Jessie Leadbeater

    The Annihilation of Jessie Leadbeater

    at ALRA South Read More
  • Alumni Update: April 2017

    Alumni Update: April 2017

    featuring Nicole Bartlett, Emma Beattie, Evelyn Roberts, Matt Holt, Louis Bernard and Kelly Blackburn Read More
  • Amy Walsh in Emmerdale

    Alumna and Emmerdale actress Amy Walsh

    talks to ALRA about her experience in the industry Read More
  • Eleanor Bennett in Before the Party

    ALRA graduate Eleanor Bennett

    features in Before the Party, Dysfunctional, Lazy Town: Live and more Read More
  • Yellow Earth Academy 2017

    Yellow Earth Academy 2017

    This year the focus will be on Acting for Camera. Auditions: Sat, 20th May Read More
  • Evangeline Osbon wins the 2017 Sir Alec Guinness Award

    ALRA student Evangeline Osbon

    wins 2017 Sir Alec Guinness Award Read More
  • Decades

    Decades

    at ALRA North Read More
  • There is a War

    There is a War

    at ALRA North Read More
  • The Crucible

    The Crucible

    at ALRA South Read More
  • Alumni Update: March 2017

    ALRA Alumni Update

    March 2017 Read More
  • Sarah Parish plays Cath Atwood in Broadchurch

    ALRA Grad Sarah Parish

    plays Cath Atwood in ITV's hit crime drama show 'Broadchurch' Read More
  • ALRA students at Carleton Hobbs Bursary Awards

    ALRA's third year student Abbie Andrews

    Wins BBC Carleton Hobbs Bursary Award Read More
  • ALRA interviews Megan McCormick

    ALRA interviews Megan McCormick

    We discuss her role in London Fields, Anita and Me and more Read More
  • Movement Master classes

    Movement Master classes

    Book now for our Movement Master classes taking place this Summer Read More
  • ALRA through the eyes of two drama students from two different generations of the same family

    Emma and Sam Tugman's Interview

    ALRA through the eyes of two drama students from two different generations of the same family Read More
  • Young Filmmakers Event

    at ALRA North Read More
  • Tanya Franks talks to ALRA

    Tanya Franks talks to ALRA

    about her role in The Truth, Aux and We Still Steal the Old Way Read More
  • Jim Cartwright

    ALRA partners with Cartwright Higgins Management

    in a bold new initiative 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 Alumni News

    ALRA Alumni News

    Keep up with our alumni news and what they get up to Read More
  • Interview with ALRA Graduate

    Interview with ALRA Graduate

    Jeremy Ang Jones about his role in "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" Read More
  • ALRA in the News

    ALRA in the News

    Find a selection of press coverage of our students & grads

    Read More
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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

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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