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East Grinstead Drama Academy

Academy Lessons

Ariel’s Buddy System

Each academy has a resident Principal who oversees the running and creative development of their academy, along with a team of tutors and support tutors who all have specialised experience in acting, dance and singing. Each academy also has administration staff who meet and greet students and support the teaching team.


Students are divided into groups to ensure that they do age-appropriate work which stretches and engages them. Selected students are also offered free LAMDA tuition as part of their academy experience.

It can be daunting when starting something new and because of this, Ariel operates a ‘Buddy’ system.  When new students join, they will be appointed with a Buddy who can answers questions, guide them through the first lessons and provide a friendly face while they settle in.


The Buddy system is also extended for more experienced students who wish to gain volunteering experience and are willing to give up some of their own time to volunteer either with the Hamlets or our special needs students - the Othellos.  This proves popular with older students who are working for their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

Where We Are

Free Trials and Fees


Imberhorne School

Imberhorne Ln, East Grinstead RH19 1QY


7 - 19   AGE GROUP



14:15 PM - 17:00 PM

13:00 PM - 14:00 PM


Ariel offers free trials. We are very happy for students to attend for one or two weeks to see Ariel in action. We do have specific times when we run our free trials so do check with us and we can arrange a date.


Please visit our Fees' section in "How to Join" for more information.

Academy Term Times

01.09.18 Until 15.12.18 Inclusive

05.01.19 Until 06.04.19 Inclusive

27.04.19 Until 27.07.19 Inclusive

31.08.19 Until 21.12.19 Inclusive

11.01.20 Until 04.04.20 Inclusive

25.04.20 Until 25.07.20 Inclusive

East Grinstead Academy Principal



Photo of Karen Brown  Ariel Drama Academy East Grinstead principle.

'To impact the lives of young people by providing educational programmes that build character, instil life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through Drama, Singing and Dance.'

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