Our Groups

Clare Jarvis

Clare Jarvis

Branch Director

St Matthias Church, Hollingbury Park Ave, Fiveways, Brighton

  • Location St Matthias C Of E Church, Hollingbury Park Avenue, Brighton, UK
  • Ages 4 - 7
  • Class Times
    • STARTERS (ages 4-5) - Mondays 16.00 - 16.45
    • YOUNGERS (ages 5-7) - Thursdays 16.00 - 17.00
  • Branch director Clare Jarvis

The perfect fun introduction to performing and make-believe. Grow in confidence and build friendships.

Clare is an experienced actor and singer with over 20 years professional experience.

Clare has worked as a drama teacher for the last ten years this experience includes; facilitating workshops in primary schools on the curriculum, managing a children’s drama school, leading parties and directing various plays and musical productions along the way!  Clare also visits infant schools and nursery’s taking singing dance and drama workshops and is very experienced and enthusiastic about working with this age group.

Please do drop us an email to come and try a taster.

info@theyoungactorsgroup.com

Clare Jarvis

Clare Jarvis

Branch Director

Hove Methodist Church, Portland Road, Hove

  • Location Hove Methodist Church, Portland Road, Hove, UK
  • Ages 5 - 7
  • Class Times
    • Tuesdays 16.00 - 17.00
  • Branch director Clare Jarvis

Based in the heart of Hove at the wonderful Hove Methodist Church, our Youngers is perfect for years 1 – 3 and some older reception children.

Clare is an experienced actor and singer with over 20 years professional experience.

Clare has worked as a drama teacher for the last ten years this experience includes; facilitating workshops in primary schools on the curriculum, managing a children’s drama school, leading parties and directing various plays and musical productions along the way!  Clare also visits infant schools and nursery’s taking singing dance and drama workshops and is very experienced and enthusiastic about working with this age group.

Come and try a taster session and book in by emailing:

info@theyoungactorsgroup.com

Luke Ofield

Luke Ofield

Branch Director

The Church of the Good Shepherd, Brighton

  • Location The Church of the Good Shepherd, 272 Dyke Road, BN1 5AE
  • Ages 8 - 11
  • Class Times
    • Saturdays 09.45 - 11.45
    • Saturdays 12.00 - 14.00
  • Branch director Luke Ofield

Our two junior drama groups at The Church of the Good Shepherd are our flagship groups.

Set up 4 years ago, this is an amazing juniors group run by director, Katherine Kotz.

Set in a wonderfully inspiring space with easy access, these juniors are welcoming and passionate.

info@theyoungactorsgroup.com

 

Holly Ray

Holly Ray

Branch Director

Emmanuel, Clarendon Villas, Hove

  • Location Emmanuel, Clarendon Villas, Hove, UK
  • Ages 8 - 15
  • Class Times
    • Juniors - Tuesdays 16.00 - 18.00
    • Seniors - Tuesdays 18.00 - 20.00
  • Branch director Holly Ray

Holly heads up our drama groups in Hove for ages 8 – 15.

Holly has been directing with The Young Actors Group for years and is an extremely popular and friendly director.

Drop us an email to book in a taster session.

info@theyoungactorsgroup.com

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

Our Kemptown acting group serves the local vibrant artistic community with both our junior 8 – 11 age groups and our senior 12 – 15 age groups. Headed up by the amazing, Aaron.

“I just wanted to say that this has been brilliant. It’s clear that each session is well thought out and enjoyable, and the ideas clearly conveyed. Our son has had a great time and is looking forward to next term.”

info@theyoungactorsgroup.com

Aaron Tonks

Aaron Tonks

Branch Director

Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Kemptown

  • Location Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Dorset Gardens, Brighton BN2 1RL, United Kingdom
  • Ages 8 - 19
  • Class Times
    • Juniors - Saturdays - 13.00 - 15.00
    • Seniors - Saturdays - 15.05 - 17.05
    • Advanced - Saturdays - 17.15 - 19.15
  • Branch director Aaron Tonks

Aaron Tonks heads up our Saturday acting classes in Kemptown, Brighton.

Running ages 8 – 19 on a Saturday, it’s the perfect place to come and explore drama with a much sought after director.

info@theyoungactorsgroup.com

Sophie Cerys Knighton

Sophie Cerys Knighton

Branch Director

The Church of The Good Shepherd, Brighton

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

Situated on the boundary between Brighton, Hove and Preston Park, this is our founding branch and typifies our culture of a strong, supportive and welcoming acting group.

Sophie has been a director and drama tutor since 2012. She also teaches screen acting at The Academy of Creative Training, where she trained in Acting for two years. She went to Brighton Film School to learn more about filmmaking and her first short ‘Weighted’ is in currently in pre-production. She works closely with award winning production company ‘Pier Street Films’ having played lead roles and also in casting and producing.

Her stage directorial credits include new writing nights at The Arcola and Theatre N16.

Sophie is an associate artist of award winning theatre company ‘Broken Silence Theatre’.

“Scarlet and Seb have really enjoyed it and feel safe and comfortable. They have felt part of the group and have been really engaged with what they have been doing. I can see that it is teaching them to observe and express emotional states – developing their emotional intelligence.”

info@theyoungactorsgroup.com

Aaron Tonks

Aaron Tonks

Branch Director

The Church of the Good Shepherd, Brighton

  • Location Church of the Good Shepherd, Dyke Road, Brighton, UK
  • Ages 12 - 19
  • Class Times
    • Seniors - Monday 17.30 - 19.30
    • Advancers - Tuesday 18.00 - 20.00
  • Branch director Aaron Tonks

Aaron Tonks’ Brighton based senior and advancers drama groups are extremely popular.

These drama groups are perfect for those looking to explore performance for the first time or to continue developing their acting technique. Our advancers group is great for those looking to enter the profession.

It’s such an important age to be within a safe, friendly and inspiring group.

Come and try out by emailing and booking a taster session.

info@theyoungactorsgroup.com