Arts Ed

Welcome to Arts Educational Schools London for the last 90 years we have taught and developed some of the worlds leading performing artists across all disciplines.

Arts Educational Schools London have their origin in schools founded in 1919 by Grace Cone and in 1922 by Olive Ripman. The Cone and Ripman schools were pioneers in providing suitably talented children with a general academic education in conjunction with specialised training in dance, drama, music and art, preparing young men and women for professional careers in or connected with the theatre. In 1939 the two schools amalgamated to become the Cone Ripman School.

With the outbreak of World War II the school was evacuated to residential accommodation in various countryside mansions, including Tring in Hertfordshire. In 1941 the school reopened its Stratford Place premises in London and was renamed Arts Educational Schools in 1947. The London school occupied various premises in the post war years, including Golden Lane in the City of London.

So unique, varied and flexible was the training at Arts Educational Schools London, that Dame Alicia Markova and Sir Anton Dolin drew almost exclusively on students from Arts Educational Schools to help them create their revolutionary company – London Festival Ballet –which eventually became English National Ballet.

Continuing links in the great ballet tradition, Dame Beryl Grey became Director of Arts Educational Schools London in the 1960s, and the school uniform colours chosen by her continue to this day – most notably “Green Beryl”. The schools continued to be innovative, introducing both professional acting and professional music theatre courses before most of its current competitors.

In 1986 the old Chiswick Polytechnic was purchased and the school moved to its present, permanent home.

Today Arts Educational Schools London continues to support a world–renowned co–educational Independent Vocational School for pupils aged 11–18 years as well as a professional conservatoire with two main divisions Acting and Musical Theatre, offering BA and MA degrees. There is also a wide ranging programme of part time courses for all ages.

In 2007, Lord Lloyd Webber agreed to take on the role of President, taking on the role vacated by the death of Dame Alicia Markova, marking an auspicious new era for the Arts Educational Schools London.


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Connected mandy members:

Anna-Rose van der Wiel
2019, Andorra, The Idiot
Tom Haig
Tom Haig
Actor
2019, Andorra, The Doctor
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre
Robert Dempsey
2019, Andorra, Innkeeper
Isaac Beechey
2019, Andorra, The Solider
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre
Chris Mould
Chris Mould
Lighting Designer
2019, Andorra, Lighting Programmer
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre
Brandon Dodsworth
2019, Andorra, Andri
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre, ArtsEd
Anna Tammela
Anna Tammela
Actor
2019, Andorra, Senora/ Jew Detector
Ellen McLeod
Ellen McLeod
Actor
2019, Andorra, Innkeeper
Sara Sioufi
Sara Sioufi
Actor
2019, Action, Lupe
Charlotte Medhurst
2019, 13, Sarah Harrison
Lyric Hammersmith
Chris Mould
Chris Mould
Lighting Designer
2019, 13, Lighting Designer
Studio Theatre
Tunji Joseph
Tunji Joseph
Actor
2018, Yerma, John
Kerryn Arcari
Kerryn Arcari
Producer
2018, Weightless, Line Producer
Cash Holland
Cash Holland
Actor
2018, Weightless, Shelley Anne
Lydia Cherry
Lydia Cherry
Actor
2018, Weightless, Jasmine
Emily Megson
Emily Megson
Set Designer
2018, Various productions, Wardrobe Assistant
Arts Educational Schools London
Helen Hill
Helen Hill
Actor
2018, Underworld, Mabel
ArtsEd
Luis Torrecilla
2018, Two Sisters and a Piano, Portuondo
The Fortune Theatre
Amy Clement
Amy Clement
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Treasure Island/Pravda, Deputy Stage Manager
Colette O'Brien
2018, TREASURE ISLAND, Killigrew & Silent Sue

Arts Ed Jobs

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