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Short Courses

Central offers a wide range of short courses for all ages and abilities, including summer and termly evening courses in acting, voice and youth theatre; year-long diplomas and bespoke corporate training

Image of short courses at Central, including summer schools and evening courses in acting, voice and youth theatre, and bespoke business and corporate training



Central offers up to one year, part-time, non-accredited, practical Diplomas for those who wish to undertake an introduction to actor or performance training. Many Diploma students have gone on to full-time courses, or to work professionally.

Evening Courses

Teacher and student

Practical and fun courses to develop your acting and improve confidence and communication skills.

Summer Short Courses

Central Summer Courses for Acting, Voice and 6-17 year olds

Lasting anywhere between 2 days and 3 weeks, our acting, voice and youth theatre summer short courses take place throughout July and August each year. For all ages and abilities.

Saturday Youth Theatre (6-17 year olds)

Saturday Morning Youth Theatre

Central's Saturday Youth Theatre provides drama classes that are challenging, educational and enjoyable. You do not need any previous experience to take part in the Saturday Youth Theatre, just enthusiasm and commitment.

Business Training - Central for Business

Business training is offered by Central for Business, corporate training courses in London for Business professionals

From the theatre to the boardroom - our diverse range of business training courses are designed for teams and individuals.