Our Groups

Holly Ray

Holly Ray

Branch Director

Musical Theatre, The Church of the Good Shepherd, Brighton and Hove

  • Location Church of the Good Shepherd, Dyke Road, Brighton, UK
  • Ages 6 - 11
  • Class Times
    • Wednesdays 16.00 - 17.30
  • Branch director Holly Ray

WHAT

Our brand new musical theatre classes give equal emphasis to acting, singing and dancing.

We believe that all three disciplines are equally important in becoming a brilliant musical theatre performer.

WHO

Holly Ray had been directing with us for years. She is a wonderfully experienced, fun and professionally minded actor, singer and dancer.

FEES

Single payment per term of £158.00 or 4 x payments of £37 / month. This covers 10 sessions per term.

HOW DO I COME AND TRY THE GROUP?

Come and join us for a taster as we launch in January by emailing holly.ray@theyoungactorsgroup.com or clicking below.



Katie Hawkins

Katie Hawkins

Branch Director

Hurstpierpoint Methodist Church, 42 Cuckfield Rd, Hurstpierpoint

  • Location Hurstpierpoint Methodist Church, 42 Cuckfield Rd, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9RR, UK
  • Ages 5 - 11
  • Class Times
    • Starters Mondays 15.35 - 16.35
    • Juniors Mondays 16.45 - 18.45
  • Branch director Katie Hawkins

WHAT

Our new group in Hurstpierpoint is the perfect place to grow in confidence and make new friends.

As part of the village, this group will be constantly involved in annual community events, bringing drama to all!

WHO

Katie has been part of the theatre world since the age of three and is professionally trained in acting, dancing and singing with experience in both the musical theatre and film industry.

She has over 10 years’ experience working with children from ages 4 – 18 and has been involved in both performing and producing shows at The Theatre Royal, Brighton Dome and Brighton Centre.

FEES

STARTERS (ages 5-7) = Single payment per term of £104 or 4 x payments of £25 / month. This covers 10 sessions per term.

JUNIORS (ages 8-11) = Single payment per term of £208 or 4 x payments of £49 / month. This covers 10 sessions per term.

HOW DO I COME AND TRY THE GROUP?

Come and join us for a taster by emailing info@theyoungactorsgroup.com or clicking below.



Chance Bliss Dini

Chance Bliss Dini

Branch Director

St Matthias Church, Fiveways, Brighton

  • Location St Matthias C Of E Church, Hollingbury Park Avenue, Brighton, UK
  • Ages 5 - 11
  • Class Times
    • Starters - Thursdays 16.00 - 17.00
    • Juniors - Thursdays 17.05 - 19.05
  • Branch director Chance Bliss Dini

WHAT

This age group provides the perfect introduction to drama, giving the young actors the tools to experiment with creating characters through voice and movement whilst also exploring how to ‘play’ emotions.

It’s a brilliantly fun outlet and certainly allows time to blow off some of that ‘dramatic’ energy!

WHO

Chance has run groups for young actors for years. She has produced and directed sell-out shows at acclaimed London Fringe venues such as The Etcetera Theatre and Tara Arts and co-founded theatre company Covert Accomplice.

FEES

Single payment per term of £104 or 4 x payments of £25 / month. This covers 10 sessions per term.

HOW DO I COME AND TRY THE GROUP?

Come and join us for a taster by emailing info@theyoungactorsgroup.com or clicking below.



Luke Ofield

Luke Ofield

Branch Director

The Church of the Good Shepherd, Brighton and Hove

  • Location The Church of the Good Shepherd, 272 Dyke Road, BN1 5AE
  • Ages 8 - 15
  • Class Times
    • Juniors - Saturdays 09.45 - 11.45
    • Seniors - Saturdays 12.00 - 14.00
  • Branch director Luke Ofield

WHAT

Our junior groups are a mixture of young actors who have done some drama and those who are brand new to it.

It’s the perfect place to make new friends, grow in confidence and have great fun in producing performances for family and friends.

Our seniors are a bit more experience in general and therefore provides the perfect landing spot for anyone looking to both advance their skills or try for the first time. We’re an ensemble so everyone looks after everyone else.

WHO

Luke is an experienced writer and director. He runs Unmasked Theatre, a resident company of The Rialto Theatre, Brighton. As a facilitator and youth director, Luke has worked with many companies, including The Creative Learning Department at The Churchill Theatre.

As a highly valued member of our team, Luke also directs our annual summer Shakespeare show at Brighton Open Air Theatre.

FEES

Single payment per term of £208 or 4 x payments of £49 / month. This covers 10 sessions per term.

HOW DO I COME AND TRY THE GROUP?

Come and join us for a taster by emailing info@theyoungactorsgroup.com or clicking below.



Holly Ray

Holly Ray

Branch Director

All Saints Church, Hove

  • Location Church of the Good Shepherd, Dyke Road, Brighton, UK
  • Ages 8 - 15
  • Class Times
    • Juniors - Tuesdays 16.00 - 18.00
    • Seniors - Tuesdays 18.00 - 20.00
  • Branch director Holly Ray

WHAT

Based at the Hove end of Dyke Road, our juniors and seniors drama groups have a reputation for ensemble excellence!

It’s the perfect place to make new friends, grow in confidence and have great fun in producing high quality performances for family and friends.

WHO

Holly Ray had been directing with us for years. She is a wonderfully experienced, fun and professionally minded actor, singer and dancer.

As a highly valued member of our team, Holly also directs our annual summer holidays musical theatre workshop.

FEES

Single payment per term of £208 or 4 x payments of £49 / month. This covers 10 sessions per term.

HOW DO I COME AND TRY THE GROUP?

Come and join us for a taster by emailing info@theyoungactorsgroup.com or clicking below.



Aaron Tonks

Aaron Tonks

Branch Director

St Mary’s Church, Kemptown, Brighton

  • Location St Mary's Church, 61 St James' Street, Kemptown BN2 1PR
  • Ages 8 - 15
  • Class Times
    • Juniors - Thursdays 16.00 - 18.00
    • Seniors - Thursdays 18.05 - 20.05
  • Branch director Aaron Tonks

WHAT

Based in the heart of Kemptown, our juniors and seniors drama groups are excellent places to learn and create.

It’s the perfect place to make new friends, grow in confidence and have great fun in producing high quality performances for family and friends.

WHO

Aaron Tonks had been directing with us for years. He is a wonderfully experienced, fun and professionally minded director and actor.

Aaron also works closely with all YAG directors to maintain excellent standards of directing across the groups.

FEES

Single payment per term of £208 or 4 x payments of £49 / month. This covers 10 sessions per term.

HOW DO I COME AND TRY THE GROUP?

Come and join us for a taster by emailing info@theyoungactorsgroup.com or clicking below.



Aaron Tonks

Aaron Tonks

Branch Director

Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Kemptown, Brighton

  • Location Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Dorset Gardens, Brighton BN2 1RL, United Kingdom
  • Ages 11 - 19
  • Class Times
    • Seniors - Saturdays 13.00 - 15.00
    • Seniors - Saturdays 15.05 - 17.05
    • Advancers - Saturdays 17.15 - 19.15
  • Branch director Aaron Tonks

WHAT

Based in the heart of Kemptown, our seniors and advancers drama groups are excellent places to learn and create whilst at the same time producing fantastic original theatre and film.

It’s the perfect place to make new friends, grow in confidence and have great fun in producing high quality performances for family and friends.

WHO

Aaron Tonks had been directing with us for years. He is a wonderfully experienced, fun and professionally minded director and actor.

Aaron also works closely with all YAG directors to maintain excellent standards of directing across the groups.

FEES

Single payment per term of £208 or 4 x payments of £49 / month. This covers 10 sessions per term.

HOW DO I COME AND TRY THE GROUP?

Come and join us for a taster by emailing info@theyoungactorsgroup.com or clicking below.



Ross Drury

Ross Drury

Branch Director

The Church of The Good Shepherd, Brighton and Hove

  • Location The Church of The Good Shepherd, 272 Dyke Road, Brighton BN1 5AE
  • Ages 12 - 15
  • Class Times
    • Fridays 17.30 - 19.30
  • Branch director Ross Drury

WHAT

Based on the border of Brighton and Hove, our senior group is an excellent places to hone your craft and make new friends.

It’s the perfect place to grow in confidence and have great fun in producing high quality performances for family and friends.

WHO

Ross Drury is a hugely experienced director, writer and theatre practitioner.

He trained at the University of Kent, East 15 Acting School, Moscow Arts Theatre and National Theatre Director’s Course.

FEES

Single payment per term of £208 or 4 x payments of £49 / month. This covers 10 sessions per term.

HOW DO I COME AND TRY THE GROUP?

Come and join us for a taster by emailing info@theyoungactorsgroup.com or clicking below.



Aaron Tonks

Aaron Tonks

Branch Director

The Church of the Good Shepherd, Brighton and Hove

  • Location Church of the Good Shepherd, Dyke Road, Brighton, UK
  • Ages 12 - 19
  • Class Times
    • Seniors - Monday 18.00 - 20.00
    • Advancers - Tuesday 18.00 - 20.00
  • Branch director Aaron Tonks

WHAT

Based in the heart of Brighton and Hove, our seniors and advancers drama groups are excellent places to learn and create whilst at the same time producing fantastic original theatre and film.

It’s the perfect place to make new friends, grow in confidence and have great fun in producing high quality performances for family and friends.

WHO

Aaron Tonks had been directing with us for years. He is a wonderfully experienced, fun and professionally minded director and actor.

Aaron also works closely with all YAG directors to maintain excellent standards of directing across the groups.

FEES

Single payment per term of £208 or 4 x payments of £49 / month. This covers 10 sessions per term.

HOW DO I COME AND TRY THE GROUP?

Come and join us for a taster by emailing info@theyoungactorsgroup.com or clicking below.



Amy Brown

Amy Brown

Branch Director

St. John the Evangelist, Finsbury Park, North London

  • Location St. John the Evangelist, Brownswood Park, Queen's Drive, Finsbury Park, London, UK
  • Ages 5 - 7
  • Class Times
    • Saturdays 09.30 - 10.30
  • Branch director Amy Brown

WHAT

A fantastic introduction to performance

We believe that drama classes help you to grow in confidence, make friends, improve both physical and vocal clarity and also, they are loads of fun!

WHO

Amy Brown is an experienced professional actor and director.

FEES

Single payment per term of £208 or 4 x payments of £49 / month. This covers 10 sessions per term.

HOW DO I COME AND TRY THE GROUP?

Come and join us for a taster by emailing info@theyoungactorsgroup.com or clicking below.