ASA Theatre Arts

ASA Theatre Arts is fast becoming a revolutionary and leading provider of theatre and performing arts for the next generation of passionate performers.

We are committed to providing you with an exceptional standard of training, exciting and dynamic performance opportunities, and a place for you to explore your creativity in a fully supported, vibrant, and engaging environment.

Our philosophy treats you as an individual, promoting inclusivity and acceptance. We encourage, nurture and inspire you to reach your greatest potential, whilst strengthening your love for the performing arts. We offer an unrivalled community of support from teachers, staff and fellow students, to make your full time college experience unforgettable.


Kerry Ellis

"I’m so honoured to be a patron of such a wonderful training school, ASA Theatre Arts. When I recently had the pleasure of working with some of the students, I was blown away by the talent, sense of community and dedication. It took me back to my own training, and how special and important that was."- Kerry Ellis - West End and Broadway Superstar

Charlie Kristensen

"ASA was where I started my journey, and holds a very special place in my heart. I couldn't be more proud or honoured to be a patron to such a phenomenal school. The talent that this school produces is so very special, and I can't wait to watch the school grow over the coming years. To have a scholarship awarded to a male identifying student, named after me, makes me realise that my story needs to keep getting told. I am truly privileged knowing that a career can start because of the Charlie Kristensen Scholarship.” - Charlie Kristensen Multi Award Winning Campaigner and West End Performer.

The course consists of 13 units over 2 years. These are split into mandatory and optional units. 

Mandatory units are:

  • Investigating Practitioners’ Work
  • Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
  • Group Performance Workshop
  • Performing Arts in the Community
  • Individual Performance Commission
  • Final Live Performance for an Audience
  • Employment Opportunities in the Performing Arts

Optional units include:

  • Tap Dance
  • Musical Theatre Techniques
  • Jazz Dance Technique
  • Singing Techniques
  • Street Dance Technique
  • Contemporary Dance Technique
  • Physical Theatre
  • Acting Styles


"Every teacher I’ve met here has been nothing but encouraging, sweet and honest, which in my opinion is everything you look for in a teacher! To any parent debating on whether to send their child to be a part of #ASASQUAD... DO IT! You won’t regret it." - Ryan Ncube - Student

"I can honestly say ASA is the best decision I’ve ever made. I was lucky enough to gain a place on the BTEC course. You are inspired everyday by the staff, and this allows you to work hard and see amazing results. From West End industry professionals teaching masterclasses to audition technique ... ASA provides it all and is THE place to be!" - Holly Short - Student

Audition process:

Upon application, students can choose to audition in person at our studios in Hinckley, or they can submit a video audition.


Please prepare two or three of the following:

1 minute Contemporary monologue

2 minute cut of a Musical Theatre song

1 minute dance (style of your choice)


Please send a 1 minute dance solo of your choice, or a 1 minute cut of a Musical Theatre song, or 1 minute monologue. You may send two or three videos if you wish to demonstrate more skills. The panel will review your footage and contact you within one week, upon a decision being made.



ASA Theatre Arts
6 Holliers Walk
LE10 1QW






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