Summer Academy: Theatre


This year, Summer Academy will be delivered as an online summer school.

Build your confidence and skills, work with industry professionals and experience a taste of conservatoire education at our Summer Academy.

Students who complete the Summer Academy and go on to successfully apply to an undergraduate course at Leeds Conservatoire will receive a reduction of 8 UCAS tariff points in the UCAS tariff points required for entry*. 

* On successful assessment and completion of the course.


  • Starts:
  • Venue: Online
  • Fee: £275
  • Age: Year 12 Students (16-18 Years Old)
  • Study Mode: Summer School

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About the Course

COVID-19 has taught us that the arts and theatre need to embrace new ways of working including new technologies to create and collaborate online.

Students will work towards a virtual performance showcasing recordings and videos of their work during the week. 

The course explores an exciting range of classes and techniques including

  • Acting
  • Text analysis
  • Voice
  • Performance
  • The fundamentals of self-taping
  • Audition preparation
  • Learning how to realise a character
  • Preparing for higher education applications and auditions
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Bursaries & Scholarships

We want to ensure that no one turns down a place on the Summer Academy due to the cost.

We have a bursary fund that supports students and their families dependent on their situation.

We have a fixed amount allocated for bursaries in our budget and we will look at each application on a case by case basis. We allocate partial bursaries wherever possible, totalling a percentage of the fee.

Bursary levels for 2020-21:

  • Household income under £16,190 (the level at which you receive free prescriptions and free school meals) = full bursary where possible
  • Household income between £16,190 and £42,875 = partial bursary where possible


With thanks to the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, we are delighted to be able to offer a number of fully-funded places on the Summer Academy theatre strand. 

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarships will be awarded based on merit and financial need, with an emphasis on supporting young people from currently underrepresented backgrounds (i.e. Black, Asian and ethnic minority students, disabled students and those from low income households).

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Learning in the Digital Space

Summer Academy students will have access to Leeds Conservatoire's virtual learning environment SPACE giving students access to interactive resources and the ability to upload a mixture of videos and recordings.

All lessons will be delivered via Zoom so students can discuss new topics and concepts with their tutors and peers, as well as having individual time to implement new topics into their own practice. 

You do not need any advanced software to attend this course, although some parts may require audio/video recording. This can be done on a mobile device, tablet or any other recording software you have access to.

We are always here to support so please get in touch by emailing or by viewing the Online Learning website page if you have any questions.

Summer Academy pathways

As well as this Theatre strand, there are two other available Summer Academy pathways to choose from in Performance and in Music Production. All three strands will run on the same dates of Monday 2  - Friday 6 August 2021.

Leeds Conservatoire graduate & staff member @jeffreyhewer will be performing with his quartet at Seven Arts on Sun…
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