Welcome to the Huntingdon Theatre Academy

Are you looking for professional drama classes, one to one LAMDA training, to join a thriving youth theatre or for holiday drama workshops?

The Huntingdon Theatre Academy was created by Natalie Lewis in 2012 and is now run by 1st Class Honors Drama Graduate and trained Actress Caroline Monkman. Caroline has recently moved to the centre of Huntingdon with her fiance and stepson. Caroline has a wealth of acting and teaching experience, and a true passion for performing. She loves nothing more than seeing children and adults enjoy drama, and grow into confident, dynamic performers. At the Huntingdon Theatre Academy we believe that all children & teenagers have the ability to use and explore drama skills, including those with disabilities. Drama can help anyone gain confidence, improve communication skills and most importantly learn to interact and integrate with others.

Caroline and her team of professional drama workshop leaders are all DBS checked and hold public liability insurance. Workshops run on a weekly basis term time only, with individual workshops in the holidays.

To find out more about drama classes, our after school clubs, school holiday drama workshops, private tuition and taking LAMDA exams then please have a browse of our website and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or to make a booking.

 

Casting, Child Acting & Modeling Agency

Are you interested in your child being represented for film, TV, commercial or theatrical work? Welcome to Natalie Lewis Casting – a new and exciting agency for babies to young adults.

Natalie Lewis Casting offers:

  • A specialised agency, solely representing children and young adults.
  • Highly-experienced and trained child actors, singers and dancers.
  • Children can attend regular Kiernan Theatre Academy classes to maintain a high standard of performance.
  • All children are based within easy access to Central London.
  • Personal one to one relationship built with the families being represented.

If you have a child or young adult interested in joining please email natalie@huntingdontheatreacademy.com for more information.

 

Our Classes

Just Drama Classes

Suitable for children aged 7 – 10. The group is also designed to encourage
imagination, creativity, confidence, and most importantly for the children to have fun. Workshops include drama games, acting technique, script work, team building, and some performance work. No singing, no dancing, just drama! This is purely a drama based group – which we believe even children who are shy and lack confidence will hugely enjoy and benefit from.

Saturdays 11am – 12 St Mary’s Parish Hall, Huntingdon, £8 per child, booked in half term blocks.

Contact us today to arrange a FREE trial.

The Young Actors Company

The Young Actors Company meet once a week, term time only. These workshops provide professional drama training in all areas of acting for young people aged 11 – 21. Whether you want to become a professional actor or simply gain confidence and experience, meet new people or for something fun to do after School. Students also have the opportunity to be put forward for LAMDA exams.

Workshops Include:
● Improvisation
● Devising Theatre
● Physical Theatre
● LAMDA Technique
● Audition Technique
● Classical Performance
● Stage Combat
● Comedia Del Arte

Runs Tuesday 4pm – 5pm, St Mary’s Parish Hall’s Archdeaconry Library, Huntingdon, £8 per session, booked in half term blocks.

Contact us today to arrange a FREE trial.

 

After School Clubs

Just Drama After School clubs now run at a number of local Primary Schools. The group is designed to encourage imagination, creativity, confidence, and most importantly for the children to have fun.

Workshops include drama games, team building, and some performance work. No singing, no dancing just drama… This is purely a drama based group – which even children who are shy and lack confidence will hugely enjoy and benefit from. All workshop leaders have clear DBS checks and public liability insurance.

Stukeley Meadows Primary School: Mondays 3.20pm – 4.20pm

Whitehall: Tuesdays 3.20pm – 4.20pm

Godmanchester Community School: Wednesdays 3.20pm – 4.20pm

St Anne’s C of E Primary School, Godmanchester: Wednesdays 3.20pm – 4.20pm

Cromwell Park Academy: Wednesdays 3.20pm – 4:20pm

Brampton Village Primary School: Thursdays 3.20pm – 4.20pm

Westfield Primary School: Fridays 3.20pm – 4.20pm

Whitehall: Fridays 3:20pm – 4:20pm

 

Classes cost £5 per session and are booked in half term blocks payable in advance of each half term.

 

LAMDA Exams & Private Tuition

LAMDA exams are much like musical or dance grades but for acting, speaking and musical theatre. The added bonus is that because they are speech and drama based they are recognized by Schools, Colleges, Universities and employers. (With higher grades counting towards UCAS points).

LAMDA training can help build confidence, improve acting and communication skills and is an obvious choice for any child/teen gifted in drama. Both the Acting and Verse & Prose exams require the students to learn and perform two pieces from memory and answer questions on those pieces.

One to one tuition includes:

  • Voice and Speech techniques
  • Script work using duologues, monologues, poems and LAMDA pieces
  • Acting Techniques

All students will have the option to be entered for a LAMDA exam appropriate to their age/ability in either Spring/Summer and or Winter when ready to do so. I complete all admin and will also be there on the day of the exam for support and last minute prep if requested.

Tuition Price:

Private tuition costs £30 per hour. £15 for half an hour or £10 for 20 minutes.

Payment is due in advance at start of each half term.

LAMDA Exam Costs

LAMDA exams like all graded exams do have entrance fees, which are payable by the student. For full details visit www.lamda.org.uk/exams/index.htm

Points towards UCAS: www.lamda.org.uk/exams/ucas.htm

What is LAMDA?

LAMDA examinations are run by a London Drama School (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) throughout the country and are designed to equip candidates with a range of skills that will serve them throughout life. They are the equivalent of musical grades or ballet grades but for speech and drama but have more weight as the higher levels count towards UCAS.

LAMDA Exam Areas

  • Acting
  • Speaking Verse and Prose
  • Public Speaking
  • Reading for Performance

Who is LAMDA for?

We recommend LAMDA for students who:

  • Struggle with confidence
  • Need to work on their English
  • Have a gift for drama
  • Are keen actors who want to polish their performance skills
  • Are less likely to gain high grades in mainstream subjects and want to gain UCAS points
  • Improve presentation skills and gain confidence at speaking in public