Academy of Live and Recorded Arts

Training Institution

  • Name
    Academy of Live and Recorded Arts
  • Established
    1979
  • Clients
    160
  • About
    Founded in 1979, professional training for Theatre, TV & Film and Radio fin Acting and Stage Management and Technical Theatre with experienced, qualified faculty and industry professionals.

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Testimonials

  • Alicia Calderon Orozco
    Alicia Calderon Orozco
    2016, Stage Management and Technical Theatre
  • Luke M Francis
    Luke M Francis
    2016, Foundation Degree in Stage Management and Technical Theatre
  • Rosaria Hollywood
    Rosaria Hollywood
    2016, Stage Management and Technical Theatre
  • Marco Carpegna
    Marco Carpegna
    2016, Stage management and technical theatre
  • Harriet Stanley
    Harriet Stanley
    2015, Stage Management and Technical Theatre
  • Edwina Allen
    Edwina Allen
    2015, Stage Management and Technical Theatre
    ALRA provides excellent training in all aspects of theatre production with the option to specialise skills in one area. It has a great community and friendly, welcoming environment for learning. I chose ALRA because the course allows students to work on back to back shows throughout the 2 years to gain experience in all departments of the productions. There is also opportunity for learning from industry professionals and going on work placements.
  • Laura J Harris
    Laura J Harris
    2014, Performing Arts
  • Jack Tutt
    Jack Tutt
    2014, BA (Hons) Acting and National Professional Diploma in Acting
  • Sophie-Anne Massie
    Sophie-Anne Massie
    2011, Post Graduate Acting
    As a student at ALRA I have learnt and grown so much as a person and as an actor. The course is varied and has provided great opportunities in working with professional actors and directors.
  • Tom Skitt
    Tom Skitt
    2009, 3 yr. Acting
    The deciding factor for me in going to ALRA was the real family atmosphere within the school. There are so few students at any one time that you tend to know everyone at the school that was important for me - I felt at home there, and still feel part of the community a year after graduating. The training doesn't specialise in one technique or medium, they simply throw ideas at you for three years and see what sticks. Everyone that left from my year left with their own techniques and style, in my opinion everyone an individual and a better actor.
  • Ryan Jones
    Ryan Jones
    2008, Post Graduate Acting
    Alra is a no nonsense Drama school that allows actors to find their own way creatively without specifying in one certain area. The tutors are very realistic and will help actors to identify what they need to work on and introduce you to the skills required to survive as an actor. It is no secret that that the average actor's wage is £8000 per year with most of us not even hitting that figure, Alra will re-inforce this into actors and give a good rounding of what you bring as an actor and how you will be seen by others.
  • Richard Holt
    Richard Holt
    2008, Post Graduate Acting
    ALRA offers a well rounded training, including tv and radio, which many other insitutions skip out, to the disadvantage of their graduates. A close knit community atmosphere, coupled with the beautiful surroundings makes it a great place to learn. The Voice training was especially good.
  • Stephen Lloyd
    Stephen Lloyd
    2008, 3 yr. Acting
    I trained at ALRA on the 3 Year Acting Course from 2005-2008 and can honestly say they were the best 3 years of my life! I learned so much at ALRA and made so many great friends. I also learned a lot about myself over the 3 years and gained an awareness that I think every actor needs - be it technique (Voice and Body), Emotional (the discipline of an actor), Cultural (Opening my eyes to the many different plays, playwrights and styles) and Professional (Etiquette for the industry). Since leaving ALRA I have worked professionally in TV, Film and Theatre. I would advise anyone who wants to be an actor to train at drama school, particularly at ALRA. Stephen Lloyd.
  • Robert Harding
    Robert Harding
    2008, Post Graduate Acting
    I graduated from the postgraduate course in the Summer of 2008 after one of the most challenging yet rewarding years of my life. The ALRA postgrad course encourages people from various non-dramatic backgrounds to use their life experience as a foundation to build upon with intensive, enjoyable drama training. In our particular year we had people from all over...vets, doctors, business people and types who had done something completely different at undergrad like myself. The best thing about the course is that, if you completely throw yourself into all of the opportunties presented to you, you will get an enormous amount out of the year. We genuinely learned something new everyday which, in itself, enriched all of us who took part making us all much happier people! The course also created a team spirit amongst the twelve of us 'OYs' which has been great since we've graduated as we know we have a network of people and friends that we can call upon if we ever need help. ALRA as a college has also been incredibly helpful since graduating. They've always been available via the phone or in person to give advice if requested or just to celebrate in your successes. They've also always been flexible in allowing you to use college facilities and just generally helping out. To sum up, the course gives you a huge amount of quality training as well as the opportunity to meet people who will support you for the duration of the course and for the years after you graduate as a confident, happy and employable performer. Rob Harding One Year Course 2008
  • George McLean
    George McLean
    2007, 3 yr. Acting
    loved it and im now a working actor so all good
  • Linda Mathis
    Linda Mathis
    2005, Post Graduate Acting
    I chose this course because I wanted to refresh my skills after a break away from the business and I was glad that I did so. I gained a greater confidence as an actress being on the course, was taught by some very excellent tutors and made good friends. I thoroughly recommend ALRA.
  • Adrian Harris
    Adrian Harris
    2004, Post Grad Professional Acting
  • Brent Ford
    Brent Ford
    1996, 3 yr. Acting
    A great school. A great course
  • Sophie Bickerdike (was Sigston)
    Sophie Bickerdike (was Sigston)
    1994, Post Graduate Acting
    I remember my ALRA time so fondly. It was the best most fun year of my life. All the teachers were brilliant but seriously strict and they worked us really hard. But that stood us in good stead for later on. I only wish that I had believed them when they said that acting would be really hard!!
  • Kerry Owen
    Kerry Owen
    1992, Postgraduate Diploma in Acting for TV, Film and Radio
    I had a great time - a lot of good teachers, two spectacular ones.
  • Charles Lloyd
    Charles Lloyd
    1990, Three Year Actors Course
    Was The Best Three Years Of My Life. Were Taught Well & Was Tutored For A Life In Theatre.
  • Maria Maley
    Maria Maley
    1990, 3 yr. Acting
    It was quite a few years ago, its run by different people now with different tutors. I enjoyed it, I think like most things you get a lot out of something if you put a lot into something.I learned a lot about myself there. On the whole it was a posive experience.
  • David Hamblett
    David Hamblett
    1987, Stage Management
    This course gave me an excellent grounding in all practical and theoretical aspects of Stage Management.

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Katie Bignell
2019, Foundation in Acting

John Carter
2019, 3 yr. Acting

Leah Eddleston
2019, Foundation Acting

Catherine Fitzgerald
2019, 1 Year foundation in Acting

Zoe Frances
2019, Post Graduate Acting

Daniel Heley
2019, Stage Management and Technical Theatre

Sam Jarvis
2019, 3 yr. Acting

Beatrice Lamb
2019, Post Graduate Acting

Sian McBride
2019, Stage Management and Tecnical Theatre

Luke McCarthy
2019, Foundation in Acting

Molly Merwin
2019, Post Graduate Acting

Geoffrey Mullen
2019, Post Graduate Acting

Heather Nelson
2019, Full-Time Foundation Course

Olivia Pearson
2019, 3 yr. Acting

Megan Porter
2019, 3 yr. Acting

Nick Rawbin
2019, 3 yr. Acting

Charlie Snuggs
2019, Stage Management and Technical Theatre

Yasmin Steadman
2019, BA Acting

Yasmin Steadman
2019, 3 yr. Acting

Tom Sturgess
2019, Acting BA Hons