The Growing Studio is by actors for actors. We offer affordable classes, with a low student-faculty ratio that helps our students further their careers while growing as artists along the way.
The Growing Studio opened its doors to New York City actors years ago. We soon began to see our actors grow tremendously both in their careers and as artists. We began to have a major impact on the theatrical community. It wasn't long before we made the decision to open in London and provide the same training, opportunities, and experiences to British actors. Actors come to The Growing Studio to get feedback on how to improve their audition pieces, find out what they need to work on, and learn how to put their best and most marketable self forward. Actors should not have to go into an audition without their skills being fresh and without the knowledge of what the creative team is looking for. We've created a safe space where actors are able to work on new pieces outside of the pressurized audition context. We design our programming FOR the actor, we truly care about our students, and we provide the opportunities for our actors to get in front and work with the most influential and experienced industry professionals.
We introduce our students to artists they won't meet elsewhere. Our entire faculty is comprised of professionals currently working in the theatrical industry, this enables us to maintain close relationships with pivotal guest artists. This also allows us to bring in industry professionals we've worked outside of the studio whom wouldn't ordinarily teach class. All of our programming is designed to help actors, we structure multi-class series instead of one off classes as we aim to strongly encourage a learning environment versus an audition opportunity.
Guest instructors include Pippa Ailion Casting, Ambassador Theatre Group Casting, Stephen Brooker (Music Supervisor Les Miserables), Dominic Shaw (Resident Director Kinky Boots and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Alfonso Casado Trigo (Music Director The Phantom of the Opera), Chris Guard (Music Director Jersey Boys), Stewart/Whitley Casting (Royal Caribbean), Auri Marcus Casting (Celebrity Cruises), the resident choreographers and/or dance captains of Wicked, Mamma Mia, Thriller Live!, Matilda, over 20 of the top legit-theatrical agencies, and many many more brilliant artists and innovators.
Whether you're a veteran of the West End stage or just beginning in your career we're here to help make things a little easier.
Come grow with us!