Sharpe Academy was opened by professional performer Daniel Sharpe in 2008. Classes were originally part-time and based in Harrow-on-the-Hill, North West London. In 2010 Sharpe started to produce large scale musicals for young performers and Musical Theatre performance has been the heart and soul of Sharpe ever since. In 2011 Sharpe opened a theatrical agency to represent young performers professionally and over the years many have performed in the West End, International Tours, TV series, commercials and films.
In August 2016 Sharpe Academy broke the official Guinness World Record for the Fastest Theatrical Production ever staged when they produced Annie the Musical from start to finish in just 15 hours. Sharpe retained the world title for three years.
2019 took Sharpe moved to a whole new level and became full-time. A brand new 3 Year Diploma and 1 Year Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre & Acting launched at Harrow Arts Centre. The in-house agency Agent Sharpe also opened a new graduate book of clients assisting professional performers from colleges around the UK to obtain work in the Stage, Television and Film industry.
During lockdown Sharpe Academy rebranded as Sharpe Online and continued to run all summer term classes for part-time and full-time students. A grade 2 listed studio building is currently being renovated in Harrow Arts Centre to give Sharpe a new office, changing rooms, ballet studio and music room is due to be completed in October 2020.