GSA Conservatoire

Guildford School of Acting has grown from the Grant-Bellairs School of Dance and Drama which was founded in London in 1935. It moved to Guildford at the beginning of World War II and operated from premises opposite the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, the Founders Studio. In 1964 Guildford School of Acting was constituted as a private charitable company whose objectives were to provide vocational training for actors and stage managers.

From January 2010 GSA is based at it brand new HQ at Stag Hill.

GSA's reputation for training multi-skilled performers gained international recognition with the inception of the Musical Theatre course in 1967. The School's ability to train the very best all round performers has gone from strength to strength under the expert leadership of Peter Barlow (GSA Director) and Gerry Tebbutt (Head of Musical Theatre) who joined the School in 1994 bringing with them a new philosophy and approach to training. Their influence and that of its expert specialist staff has ensured GSA's reputation of being the leader in multi-skilled performance training.

Now GSA offers the very best vocational training in Acting, Musical Theatre and Stage Management with courses ranging from National Diplomas and Foundation Degrees through to Post Graduate qualifications. We offer both FE (DADA) and HE funded places as well as private ones. New state of the art facilities for Stage Management, film making, a number of theatres and a very special creative community make GSA a top choice amongst candidates wishing to train for the performing arts industry.

Find out more about the cast and crew that have worked with GSA Conservatoire. If you are interested in working with GSA Conservatoire or similar companies, join The Mandy Network and get alerted of upcoming job opportunities.


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Ian Harding
Ian Harding
Actor
2020, Two blue pennys / Old show, Gangster / Dad
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Chad Heflin
Chad Heflin
Writer
2019, Twelve Steps to Heaven, Librettist
Amelia Sammons
2019, The Sea, Mrs Rafi
Ivy Arts Centre
Sheree Paton
Sheree Paton
Wardrobe Assistant
2019, The Sea, Wardrobe Assistant
The Bellairs Theatre
Sheree Paton
Sheree Paton
Costume Designer
2019, The Sea, Wardrobe Assistant
Ly Nguyen
Ly Nguyen
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, The Love of the Nightingale, Stage Manager
Ivy Arts Theatre
Sophie Thorne
2019, The Love of the Nightingale, Hero/Aphrodite
Bellairs Theatre, GSA
Sam Coggin
Sam Coggin
Actor
2019, The Crucible, John Proctor
Alexandra Brett
2019, Taste, Nicoletta
Jamie Patterson
2019, Table by Tanya Ronder, Finley
Guildford School of Acting
Sheree Paton
Sheree Paton
Wardrobe Assistant
2019, Table, Assistant Stage Manager
Ivy Arts Centre
Sheree Paton
Sheree Paton
Costume Designer
2019, Table, Assistant Stage Manager
Jonny Dickie
Jonny Dickie
Sound Engineer
2019, Shrek The musical, Production Sound
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Juliette Craft
Juliette Craft
Costume Supervisor
2019, Shrek, Costume supervisor
Olivia Graham
2019, Lest We Remember, Lady Ethel Pearson
Guildford (promenade)
Amy Jackson-Ives
2019, LEST WE REMEMBER, Kitty Eckersley/Ensemble
Jessica Emily Venn
Jessica Emily Venn
Child Actor
2019, Guildford School of Acting, Pupil (MT, LAMDA, Ballet, Singing & Drama)
GSA
Jessica Inchbald
2019, Guildford school of acting, Cleopatra
Scarlet Lines
2019, Fame, Dancer
Sam Coggin
Sam Coggin
Actor
2019, Everyday Shakespeare, Mercutio

GSA Conservatoire Jobs

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Alternative Company Names

GSA, GSA Saturday School, GSA Screen Department