Guildford School of Acting

Training Institution

  • Name
    Guildford School of Acting
  • Established
    1935
  • Clients
    400
  • About
    GSA has built an international reputation for excellence in training for actors and technicians in all areas of theatre and the recorded media.

    We are based at the University of Surrey with excellent facilities for all areas of training.

    GSA provides vocational training with nationally recognised qualifications. All two and three years courses are validated by either Trinity College, London or the University of Surrey.

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Testimonials

Sarah Dungworth
Course: 3 yr. Musical Theatre, 2012
Loved my time at GSA - It is a great course.
Harry Boyd
Harry Boyd
Actor
Course: Post Graduate Acting, 2013
Just started the course, in second week but so far impressed by the experience and professional knowledge of the tutors and pleased to see we are getting regular advice and access to aspects of the professional world.
Sarah Dungworth
Course: 3 yr. Musical Theatre, 2012
Loved my time at GSA - It is a great course.
Andrea Nodroum
Course: Post Graduate Acting, 2012
Before joining GSA I did a summer school there and immediately I knew this is where I belonged, call it a feeling. Once I joined I was welcomed in with open arms and became part of the GSA family. GSA is warm and friendly and very supportive. I am very lucky to have studied there. Thank you GSA
Josie Kyan
Josie Kyan
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2012
My course at Guildford School of Acting was the One Year Foundation in Acting. It was not in the drop down box, however it is accredited. It is the only foundation course that is.
Joanna Leese
Joanna Leese
Actor
Course: Post Graduate Acting, 2012
This course has provided me with everything I need in order to start my career as a professional actor and I know I can always ask when I need support. It's been great!
Ruth Laverick
Course: 3 yr Musical Theatre, 2012
Very good 3 year course.
Kathryn Rutherford
Course: 3 yr Musical Theatre, 2011
I am very lucky to have been a graduate from a 3 year course in Musical Theatre from such a prestigious drama school.
Charlotte Chinn
Course: 3 yr. Acting, 2005
Wonderful Course!!!!!! Best three years of my life!!!
Tracey Ann Wood
Course: Post Graduate Acting, 1999
I loved GSA and I thoroughly enjoyed my course. I felt that it gained me valuable skills, confidence and experience especially with the use my voice. I graduated feeling that I was expertly and professionally trained.
Helena Martin
Course: Grades 1-8 Hons in Group, Duologues and Monologes, 1997
Perfect introduction to a higher disciplined drama whilst still at school.
Ben Stock
Ben Stock
Actor
Course: 3 yr. Musical Theatre, 1997
GSA provided me with an excellent training ground for life as an actor. In fact so good - I teach there now as well as still working as an actor!
Dom Warwick
Dom Warwick
Lighting Designer
Course: 2 yr. Stage Management, 1995
I graduated in 1995 from GSA on the 2 yr course and found it a complete platform of technical training in theatre. The course spent the first 8 weeks of the term classroom based and then sent out to work on productions in junior roles such as crew or followspot op etc. Spring term was a mix of classroom based work and production work. Summer term was mostly production work taking on more senior roles such as DSM and chief LX. The 2nd year was all production work with roles in senior positions such as SM, Lighting designer, Chief LX and so on. We were also able to specialise in our chosen areas and take on the production roles as suited. For example, there were 3 of us based in the LX office with the Technical Tutor and we would swop roles of LD, Chief LX and Sound. Touring was also on the agenda - and we toured shows national, Europe and USA. An unforgettable experience for all the right reasons! Luckily, I was funded through Hampshire County Council having had to go through another round of interviews after Guildford. It would of been heartbreaking having got a place at GSA to being unable to go if had been refused funding by HCC. The entire course was well structured, ran by excellent staff who are theatre professionals themselves in their own right and i will never forget the course leaders first sentence to us as we were all sat around the desks in the clasroom on day one - 'This is the first day of your professional life'. Dom Warwick
Michael D'Cruze
Course: 3 yr. Acting/Musical Theatre, 1987
Student of the year 1986
Richard Hainsworth
Course: 3 yr. Musical Theatre, 1983
Brilliant place to train back then. It's now on the Surrey Universitay campus, so apparently the facilities now are brilliant as well.

Trained mandy members

Rohan Carr
Rohan Carr
Stage Manager
Course: Theatre Production (Stage Management)
Alannah Egan
Alannah Egan
Actor
Course: Theatre and Performance , 2022
Amy Jackson-Ives
Course: BA (Hons) Actor Musician , 2022
Keisha Mowchenko
Course: Post Graduate Musical Theatre
Howard Williamson
Howard Williamson
Production Stage Manager
Course: Sm , 2022
Lucy Appleton
Course: 2 yr. Musical Theatre , 2021
Nathan Boulton
Nathan Boulton
Lighting Technician
Course: Technical Theatre , 2021
Martyn Case
Martyn Case
Lighting Programmer
Course: BA(Hons) Theatre Production , 2021
Sophie Kandola
Sophie Kandola
Dance Teacher
Course: Musical Theatre , 2021
Scarlet Lines
Course: 3 yr. Acting/Musical Theatre , 2021
Reese Marchant
Reese Marchant
Stage Manager
Course: Theatre Production , 2021
Rachel O'Hanlon
Rachel O'Hanlon
Technician
Course: Theatre Production , 2021
Ieuan Sion Thomas
Ieuan Sion Thomas
Stage Manager
Course: Ma Stage and Production management , 2021
Dee Thompson
Dee Thompson
Actor
Course: Masters , 2021
Jordan Williams
Jordan Williams
Lighting Operator
Course: Theatre Production , 2021
Fern Bamber
Fern Bamber
Assistant Stage Manager
Course: MA Stage and Production Management , 2020
Sarah Capobres Cowan
Sarah Capobres Cowan
Stage Manager
Course: MA Stage and Production Management , 2020
Tabitha Elser
Tabitha Elser
Assistant Stage Manager
Course: BA (Hons) Theatre Production , 2020
Amy Gardner
Amy Gardner
Actor
Course: Postgraduate Musical Theatre , 2020
Hannah Rose Johnson
Course: 3 yr. Acting , 2020