Welcome to PPA — Performance Preparation Academy

At PPA we believe that theatre training should be a challenging, inspiring, life affirming, and ultimately life changing experience. We're committed to creating a nurturing and supportive environment in which every single student is valued as an individual. We believe that in theatre training, the best teachers are those who do, and so most of our tutors remain actively involved in professional theatre at the highest level.

PPA offers regular tours of the college to give you a fascinating "day in the life of" insight of our students and faculty. Please email enquires@ppacademy.co.uk to book your place.

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We are NOW taking applications for ALL courses for 2015.

01483 459080

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Term Dates


Autumn Term

15th September 2014 – 12th December 2014

(Half Term W/C 27th October 2014)


Spring Term

5th January 2015 – 2nd April 2015

(Half Term W/C 16th February2015)


Summer Term

20th April 2015 – 17th July 2015

(Half Term W/C 25th May 2015)

Foundation Students 20th April 2015 – 29th May 2015 Graduation Saturday 30th May 2015


Our Patrons

Bonnie Langford Bonnie Langford has packed a wealth of experience into her outstanding career which has embraced success in theatre, television, film and radio in both Britain and America.
Kerry Ellis Kerry trained at Laine Theatre Arts. Kerry has just finished a year starring as Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh's production of Oliver! at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Hadley Fraser Hadley Fraser studied at the University of Birmingham then trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduating in 2002. In 2011 he was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
Steven Hartley Steven studied at LAMDA and found his time at Drama school wonderful and exciting. He was fortunate to secure the all important equity card and first job upon leaving in 1984, starting a 6 month contract at the Colchester Mercury Theatre.

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