May 2020. Our studio is sadly closed due to Covid-19. We now offer weekly group training classes or 1-1 acting and singing classes via Zoom so please get in touch to take part in our fun training in acting, singing and dancing. 

Postponed until further notice

Congratulations to our student Isobel who has been offered a full scholarship (DADA) to train at Mountview Academy on the Ba in musical Theatre. Isobel has been training with us since 2013. 

Richard Dale in the new studio

'An independent theatre school with a passion for professional 'triple threat training'. With West End workshops every year with performers from shows such as Shrek, We Will Rock You,  Grease, Charlie and the Chocolate factory, Legally Blonde, 9 to 5 and X Factor and with industry professionals leading the way, you will soon be the performer you want to be.  NO babysitting! No tea breaks! No other school in the area can offer this level of training. We have students enrolled from schools all over the South West including Plymouth College, Colyton Grammar, Collumpton, QE, Isca, St Peters, Maynard, Exeter School, St Lukes, West Exe, Clyst Vale, Taunton, Torquay Grammar and many primary schools. 


With over 120 students enrolled but class sizes kept small, students get the individual attention they need to succeed in their training. Many Students have been awarded places at top drama schools including Arts Ed, Italia Conti, Performers, Alra, GSA and Birds to continue their professional training. Come and see what all the fuss is about..






The School






Technique training by an industry professional.

The chance to learn West End Theatre material






A SAFE and ENCOURAGING environment working with each individual student. 

​All Teachers are CRB checked and our Public Liability insurance is through Equity.

One on one tuition for drama school entry

All dancing, singing and acting techniques

Students can be themselves. SHOWCASE performances in a professional theatre for industry professionals

A modern, fresh Stage school. We are now in a state of the art £2.5million studio @ Exeter College. We also have a security team to look after us. 

​​​​With Richards extensive performing credits and an excellent understanding of 'triple threat' musical theatre vocational training, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience a taste of professional musical theatre training in the South West.

​​Chris Hocking 

Deputy Principal & Director of Musical Theatre

Arts Educational School, London ​​​​​​​- Andrew Lloyd Webber School





Get in touch for a place @ RDTS

Ages 7,8,9 = 4.45pm -6.30pm INTERFOUNDATION Ages 10,11,12 = 6.30pm - 8.30pm Mondays at Exeter College Studio.


Ages, 13, 14 & 15 Wednesday at Exeter College Studios 5.00pm - 8.00pm.

ONE SESSION A WEEK: either; Tuesday or Thursday school, which is for students aged 15-19. The school runs from 5-8pm. 


A fantastic masterclass with Chris Hocking - Arts Ed Principal. Chris is principal at the top musical theatre school in London. Chris was impressed by the talent and awarded our student Keelan Freeman a full scholarship to the Arts Ed summer School. 













Video Highlights

Luke Baker who plays Dean in the West End show 'Jamie' took an industry workshop for our students. 

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