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A Place to Thrive

Applause Theatre School was established over 25 years ago and is run by Samantha Bradshaw. She is supported by sisters  Veca (Singing Coach) and Kate (Dance Coach).

Applause Theatre School is based in Darlington (Hurworth Grange).

The school provides a unique and highly personalised method of learning, creating an environment to nurture, educate and encourage creative individuals to achieve the highest level of success.

Since opening their doors, they have been committed to helping people pursue a career they love. With a set of passionate teachers, exceptional support staff and a very talented student community, they are confident in the education, guidance and network they provide.

Shows are put on every other term for parents to see how their children are progressing.

Students are given every opportunity to audition for outside theatre companies and community acting roles.

Sam also runs private drama lessons for those who wish to do their LAMDA exams and receive grades for their education, gaining valuable UCAS points for use at higher levels; and delights in encouraging and nurturing older students with auditions for Drama College and Universities. In addition, Veca provides private singing lessons and LAMDA exams outside of the school.

The ethos of the school is a belief that every student gains as much individual attention as they need to maximise their opportunities. As such, the school keeps its enrolled numbers to realistic levels where everyone is involved, and everyone can flourish.  

The school boast an impressive alumni list of students working across the spectrum of Film, TV and Theatre. The results achieved by students are truly outstanding. If you want to learn more and get involved in that success, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Please feel free to browse the site to learn more about what we have to offer.

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