GSA is widely recognised by the entertainment industry as a provider of the foremost musical theatre training in the world and our Saturday School can train students in acting, dancing and singing – a must for anyone considering taking the profession seriously. We aim to develop confident, disciplined and happy students through our conservatoire standard training. Our classes are taught by fully qualified professional teachers, not students, to provide the best possible training.

Programme overview

Providing training to students from the age of 5 to 17+, all sessions take place between 9.30am and 5.30pm every Saturday during a ten week term. There are three terms per year, coinciding with the academic year. Covering classes in acting, singing and movement as well as one-to-one tutorials, all sessions take place at our purpose built facilities located on the Stag Hill Campus at the University of Surrey in Guildford.

Our staff

Saturday School staff consist of a team of skilled, qualified and dedicated teachers and performers, all highly successful in their particular field, many of whom form part of the GSA main school faculty. In addition to the regular team at GSA we have a large network of specialist professionals who we can call upon for advice and assistance with any individual needs or challenges, whether that is of a vocal or physical nature or help with discussions about your future career options.

Our students

GSA Saturday School classes cater for a wide range of students and all sessions are graded to age and ability. We provide classes for complete beginners right through to the very experienced. Students are encouraged to take a wide as wide a variety of classes as possible in order to develop into an all round performer.


Saturday School classes

We offer children aged 5-7 years a 90 minute class which gives an insight into Acting, Singing and Dance to help prepare students for our group classes.

NEW FOR 2019: Primary Ballet classes 

Our primary ballet classes are taught by professional dancer and ISTD examiner Alison Avis. Your child will receive expert training in ballet in a fun and engaging half hour lesson. £55 per term

Children from 8 years upwards who are looking for a focused and caring environment in which to learn whilst having fun can take part in a wide selection of our 60 minute classes.

Students aged 16 years+ can take part in classes to gain an insight into the demands of full-time training regardless of previous experience

Our classes for adults of 17 years+ are suited to a wide range of needs, from students who are looking to audition for further training on a full-time performance course, embark on a career change or hone skills they have already acquired

We have now introduced the NEW GSA Junior Conservatoire for students aged 11+ that would potentially like to go on to a career in the performing arts. Find out more here


How to apply

Applications are now closed for the Autumn Term 2019.



You can purchase uniform here 

Hoodies and t-shirts can be purchased here


Number of classes being booked 2019 fees
1 – 2 classes £90 per class per term
3 – 4 classes £85 per class per term
5 – 6 classes £80 per class per term
Other classes 2019 fees
One-to-one tutorial £230 per subject per term
Introduction to Musical Theatre (5-7 years) £90 per student per term
Specialist workshops Fees on request

Payment for classes can be made on the GSA online store (GSA Saturday School Fees).

Select ‘Saturday School Fees’  > Enter the full amount payable (do not use the + and – function) > ‘Add to basket’ and proceed to payment.

Term dates

  • 21st September-30th of November 2019

  • Half term 2nd November 2019

  • 11th January-21st March 2020

  • Half term 22nd February 2020

  • 25th April-5th July 2020

  • Half term 30th May