Our Groups

Chance Dini

Chance Dini

Branch Director

St John’s Baptist Church, Hove

  • Location St John the Baptist's Church, Hove, Church Road, Hove, UK
  • Ages 5 - 7
  • Class Times
    • Tuesdays 15.50 - 16.50
  • Branch director Chance Dini

WHAT

Based on church street, in the heart of Hove, St John’s is the perfect location for our new Starters group.

For ages 5 – 7 the priority is to have fun, make friends and grow in confidence. This age group have amazing imaginations so it’s about teaching them how to express that in a drama setting.

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 £26 / 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.



Clare Jarvis

Clare Jarvis

Branch Director

Hurstpierpoint Methodist Church, 42 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks

  • Location Hurstpierpoint Methodist Church, 42 Cuckfield Road, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9RW, UK
  • Ages 5 - 11
  • Class Times
    • Starters - Mondays 15.35 - 16.35
    • Juniors - Mondays 16.45 - 18.45
  • Branch director Clare Jarvis

WHAT

Our Hurstpierpoint groups are the perfect place to grow in confidence and make new friends.

As part of the village, the group will be constantly involved in annual community events, with the juniors performing at The Players’ Theatre.

WHO

Clare has worked for us for years across a number of our groups. She’s a hugely experienced director, particularly of younger age groups. Clare is also now a gigging stand up comedian and is often seen on the Brighton circuit.

FEES

STARTERS (ages 5-7) = Single payment per term of £104 or 4 x payments of £26 / month. This covers 10 sessions per term.

JUNIORS (ages 8-11) = Single payment per term of £208 or 4 x payments of £52 / 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.



Mia Mackie

Mia Mackie

Branch Director

Hurstpierpoint Holy Trinity Church, High St, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks

  • Location Holy Trinity Hurstpierpoint, High Street, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, UK
  • Ages 12 - 15
  • Class Times
    • Wednesdays 17.00 - 19.00
  • Branch director Mia Mackie

WHAT

Our Hurstpierpoint groups are 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, including a yearly performance at The Players’ Theatre.

WHO

Mia professionally trained as an actor at the prestigious Drama Centre London (alumni includes Tom Hardy, Emilia Clarke and Colin Firth) where she gained an MA in Acting. She has been an actor and teacher for over fifteen years. In addition to teaching and theatrical work, Mia is also a qualified therapeutic practitioner in schools, using the creative arts.

FEES

SENIORS (ages 12-15) = Single payment per term of £208 or 4 x payments of £52 / 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

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

  • Location Church of the Good Shepherd, Dyke Road, Brighton, UK
  • Ages 5 - 11
  • Class Times
    • Starters - Wednesdays 15.45 - 17.15
    • Juniors - Wednesdays 17.15 - 18.45
  • Branch director Holly Ray

WHAT

Our 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.

Our Starters group (ages 5 – 7) meets at 15.45.

Our Juniors group (ages 8 – 11) meets at 17.15.

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 £39 / 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 by 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

STARTERS – Single payment per term of £104 or 4 payments of £26 / month. This covers 10 sessions per term.

JUNIORS – Single payment per term of £208 or 4 payments of £52 / 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 £52 / 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 All Saints' Church, The Drive, Hove, UK
  • Ages 8 - 15
  • Class Times
    • Juniors - Tuesdays 16.00 - 18.00
    • Seniors - Tuesdays 18.00 - 20.00
  • Branch director Holly Ray

WHAT

Based in the heart of Hove, 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 £52 / 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 £52 / 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 £52 / 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 - Mondays 17.30 - 19.30
    • Seniors - Tuesdays 16.00 - 18.00
    • Advancers - Tuesdays 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 and is a core member of the company. He is a wonderfully experienced, fun and professionally minded director and writer.

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 £52 / 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 £52 / 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.