Acting. Singing. Music. Movement. 


"Great stories happen to those who can tell them." - Ira Glass

Storytelling is at the heart of all great performances and so we’ve put storytelling at the heart of our performance training. 


Collaboration. Expression. Performance.

We developed the Theatre Arts courses to support aspiring young actors, musicians, and performers in reaching their full potential as creative and performing artists. 







1st November

Applications open

Theatre Arts Advanced 

Taster Day

4th November

27th November

College Open Day

14th - 15th January

The Theatre Arts 

London Trip

22nd January

7th May

Audition Days

The Addams Family

(Theatre Arts Production)

You can apply now to The Hammond's Theatre Arts Advanced course via the link below. If you have any questions, please email:

For those students looking at Post-16 training, this is the day for you. A day in the life of a Theatre Arts Advanced student, where you'll experience classes, meet the faculty and students currently on the course. Email with any questions you may have.

The first Theatre Arts performance of the year, a seasonal showcase involving musical performances from all years of the Theatre Arts courses.

This is your chance to come and say hello. You'll be able to take a tour of our gorgeous facilities, meet staff and current students, see classes in action and ask any questions you might have. You can register to attend our Open Day here:

The annual Theatre Arts London Trip. Students stay overnight in the capital, go to see a West End show and take part in a West End Musical Workshop delivered by industry professionals. 

Once you have submitted your application, you will be invited to attend our Audition Day. You can find out everything that will be required of you at your audition via the link below..

Featuring all of The Hammond's Theatre Arts students, coming to see this full-book musical performed in The Hammond's on-site 400-seat theatre is your chance to the course's exceptional students in action. Keep an eye on Hammond social media and this site to find out how to get your tickets.

17th - 19th February

26th November

Theatre Arts Christmas Cabaret



Our Advanced courses offer full-time pre-drama school or pre-music college training. Students get used to the demands of conservatoire-style tuition in a professional, performing arts-focused environment and train in their area of focus for over 20 hours per week. 


This course is popular with students who have completed years 7-11 in traditional education environments and who are now ready to put all their energy and focus into their performing arts training. 


The advanced course covers a broad and diverse curriculum and is delivered by industry professionals and specialist staff. Students can expect to complete between 12 - 15 units over the two years of study with many units resulting in both in-house and public performances. 


Acting units may include: 


Classical Acting 

Acting for Film and TV 

Physical Theatre 

Contemporary Theatre 

Comedy in Performance 


Movement for Actors 

Practitioner Study 

Music and Singing Ensemble 

Musical Theatre 

Rehearsal and Production 


Music Performance units may include: 


Vocal Techniques 

Composing Music

Music of the World 

Music Theory 


Solo Music Performance 

Pop Music Theory 


The Theatre Arts Advanced program leads to the completion of the RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative and Performing Arts, a vocational qualification worth the equivalent of 3 A-Levels. 


Most Advanced students will also complete a LAMDA Grade 8 (Gold) qualification as  part of their first year of training. 


Advanced students can choose to take one or two optional A Level or Level 3 qualifications alongside their Theatre Arts course.




‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’ - Susan Jeffers 


Ask any of our students, what’s your favourite time at school and they’re likely to answer ‘show week’. 


A usual year of public performance opportunities for a Theatre Arts Student may include: 


Christmas Cabaret 

Foundation, Specialised, Advanced. 


Main Stage Show - Musical / Play 

Foundation, Specialised, Advanced 


Advanced Performance Project 



Individual Unit Performances





Recent graduates of the Hammond Theatre Arts courses (formally Drama) have gone on to study at: 


The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Mountview, American Academy of Dramatic Arts NYC, Trinity Larban, Guilford School of Acting, Rose Bruford, Fourth Monkey, The Arden, Alra, East 15, Stella Adler Studio NYC. 

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