Bradford Playhouse Academy

Enrol now at Yorkshires newest and most exciting professional musical theatre academy. Receive expert tuition in singing, drama and dance by tutors with over 30 years professional experience on stage and screen. Perform yearly shows and showcases on the famed Bradford Playhouse stage. Learn valuable industry skills in a fun, social and friendly environment, and all at an affordable price. Open to students between 5 and 18 and the first lesson is free!

To enroll now, or to find out more information about our classes email boxoffice@bradfordplayhouse.org.uk

Meet the Tutors…

David has been acting and performing professionally for over 30 years. He has appeared in professional touring productions of Oliver, Gypsy and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, as well as spending 2 years on the West End of London in Les Miserables. His screen credits include main roles in BBC productions “The Cops” and BBC Screen 2 “Criminal” as well as roles in ITV’s “A Touch of Frost” “Emmerdale” “Judge Rinders Crime Stories” and Channel 4’s “Steve Coogan Presents”. Along with main roles in award winning films produced by The Northern Film School, David has also written, directed and appeared in his own comedy drama which is presently being shown on Amazon Prime. Over the last 5 years David has been teaching drama and screen acting to both children and adults, bringing with him a wealth of practical experience and industry understanding.

Jessica has studied dance and choreography at both college and university. She has appeared on stage at Her Majesties theatre and The London Palladium and has choreographed and performed in an episode of ‘Don’t tell the bride’. Since this, she has worked with both children and adults teaching Contemporary, Jazz and Street Dance classes all over West Yorkshire as well as representing the North of England in national dance competitions. Most recently she has choreographed for amateur theatre productions in the local area.

Poppy has been performing for as long as she can remember, starting dance at the age of 3. She studied Musical Theatre at Mechanics Performing Arts and went on to get her degree in Musical Theatre from the Blackpool School of Arts where she was trained in Estill Voice training. Since graduating Poppy has been a Bluecoat, a performer and Entertainments manager for TUI in Madeira, Cyprus and Egypt and has performed in new musicals in Yorkshire. Poppy has taught both acting and singing at various performing arts schools over the last 7 years. If she’s not working, you will find her on the stage performing at the Bradford Playhouse, which she is proud to call her second home!