Sharpe Academy currently holds the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the FASTEST THEATRICAL PRODUCTION
London Centre

Welcome to Sharpe Academy London!

We are based at:

Church House
Old Church Lane

Please do not write to us at our Stanmore centre.
Please use our Watersmeet office address.

ACT 1 Musical Theatre

Ages 13-18

Year 8 – Year 13

3.5 Hour Class


6.00pm – 9.30pm (Principal Rehearsals)


6.00pm – 9.30pm (Full Company Rehearsals)


per 10-week term


Sibling Discount

Entry by Audition Only

Class Content

  • Weekly Production Rehearsals to include Singing, Acting and Dance
  • Spring Term Musical
  • Summer Term Musical
  • 6.00pm-7.00pm (Tuesdays)
    Optional ISTD Grade 4 Modern/Tap Dance Exam Tuition (Additional fee applies)
  • LAMDA Acting Course Available – Entry Level to Grade 8 Exams
    (Optional – Additional Fee applies)
Sharpe Academy Dancewear
Watersmeet Auditorium Photo

Sharpe Academy is a performance Academy. Our classes are designed to build confidence and skill in children of all ages. Children study Acting, Singing, Dance and Performance. Many of our students go on to perform professionally both as child and adult performers.

Regular theatrical productions are presented by all our students at our resident theatre Watersmeet in Rickmansworth. Watersmeet is a professional 500 seat venue and is also home to our offices and annual theatre summer school.

Previous productions have included Beauty and the Beast, Fame, Aida, Jekyll and Hyde, The Jungle Book Kids, Hairspray, Aladdin Jr, The Little Mermaid Jr, Grease, My Son Pinocchio Jr, West Side Story, Annie and Legally Blonde. Our 2018 productions will be announced shortly.

The Sharpe Academy LAMDA programme allows our students to study Introductory Poetry Grades in ACT 1 as part of their class and Acting Grades in ACT 2 & ACT 3 as an optional extra. The course fee for ACT 2 & ACT 3 is £50.00 for the academic year and includes Monologue selection, access to staging movies, course administration, knowledge worksheets and two self-tape assessments. Private tuition is also available at an additional cost.

LAMDA – the London Academy of Dramatic Arts – is the largest speech and drama examination board in the world. Sharpe Academy has been teaching LAMDA exams since we opened and has a 100% pass rate.

Sharpe Academy has strong links with the professional world of theatre, television and film.

Many of our students have worked professionally. Our most recent credits have included West End productions of Les Misérables, The Railway Children, The Go-Between, Fathers and Sons; Commercials for ASDA, Tesco, Samsung, Barclays, KFC, Tolly Boy, Help for Heroes, Lloyds Bank, T-Mobile, Capital One; Television Series The Missing, Silent Witness, Peter and Wendy, The Reluctant Landlord; Films including The Justice League, Kein Herz Für Inder, Radio 4’s new Midnight’s Children series; Photo shoots for The Saatchi Gallery, Pearson Education and The Oxford University Press.

All our ACT 1, ACT 2 and ACT 3 classes include ISTD Modern Dance tuition. This is to allow our students to work on balance, posture, flexibility, rhythm, skill and presentation. Those students who are ready can take their dance examinations at the end of each academic year.

ISTD – the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing – is one of the worlds leading dance examination boards. Sharpe Academy only employs dance teachers with ISTD teaching qualifications and has a 100% pass rate.