Italia Conti Associates

Italia Conti Associates

Italia Conti has always recognised that the industry demands excellent standards of training in all areas. Our aim has always been to develop courses to fulfil these goals.

Italia Conti’s reputation is renowned throughout the World and the request for the training it offers outstretches the commuting practicalities of just a London based centre.

Demand resulted in the opening of some part-time Schools throughout the Country, delivering our Associate Programme.

No audition is required as we wish to encourage participation in the arts for all abilities.

Classes are offered to students between 6 and 18+ years (plus 3-5 years at some locations). Whether it’s for recreation, physical and social development or as a serious step towards a long-term career in performing arts, the emphasis is on enjoyment and first-class training.

Make the most of your performing arts education

With extremely high quality training and excellent student satisfaction, Italia Conti is one of the leading drama schools in the UK, and certainly the most prestigious. Our vocational training, renowned across the performing arts world, stretches far beyond our Woking academy. Italia Conti Associate Schools are among the best UK drama schools, with distinguished dance and musical theatre courses to make sure our students get the most out of our professional training.

As well as regular weekly classes, functioning as a part time drama school, acting school or dance school, our Associate Schools offer exciting workshops, holiday courses and coaching sessions.


School Directory

The Italia Conti Associate Schools offer a wide range of classes, providing students with the opportunity to receive a full and thorough training whilst learning a wide range of performance skills.

Find your nearest school by choosing from the list or entering your town or postcode below. Our Associate classes vary by venue so please contact your nearest School directly to find current classes, timetables, information and to arrange your free trial.

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Free Trial

Try before you join!

All prospective students are invited to join us for a free trial day where you can see how the Associate School runs, meet the teachers and other students, take a tour of our facilities, ask any questions you may have and take part in our classes. We encourage you to try as many classes as you are interested in to ensure you are happy and have picked the right classes for your age and ability. Trial classes are subject to availability.



Students are only accepted between the ages of 3 – 18 years.

Entry Requirements

No audition is required for our classes as we wish to encourage participation in the arts for all abilities. We offer a free trial session before you commit to enrolling. This can be arranged by contacting your nearest Associate School’s Principal directly.


Students are required to wear the Italia Conti Associate uniform and appropriate shoes for specific classes. Uniform can be purchased from our online store here.


The safety and wellbeing of our students is of paramount importance at Italia Conti Associates.​

Our students are taught and cared for by experienced, trained, DBS checked staff. A minimum of two trained First Aiders are always present.

​We recommend students bring plenty of water and snacks with them to sessions.

Further Development

Many of our students progress onto our full-time, professional training courses.

The Associate classes and courses are the perfect stepping stone for this.


Our staff are all chosen for their ability and experience. Many are seasoned professionals who have worked in the industry and have a wealth of credits to their name. All staff are DBS checked and we always have a designated first aider on site.


Workshops & Holiday Courses

Italia Conti has close links with the professional world of performing arts and we draw on these links to enhance the experience of our students. We offer workshops and masterclasses where specialists in their field come in to share their knowledge. Additional workshops are also offered with our holiday courses.

Shows & Exams

Italia Conti Associates Schools regularly take part in productions to showcase their work and this is often a highlight of the year for many students. Those at the appropriate standard may also have the opportunity to take dance and acting exams and gain qualifications and certificates with the exam boards.

Italia Conti Agency

We are able to put forward exceptional students for representation by the Italia Conti Agency in London which finds work for young people in the performing arts. The Agency has placed many young performers in professional work from roles in West End theatre to film, television and commercials.

School Locator

Find a school for you!

Enter your postcode or town to find your nearest Italia Conti Associate School.

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If you would like to see Italia Conti Associates in your area please let us know.

Open your own associates school

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  • “I have just graduated from Liverpool Theatre School with a Level 6 Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre. I wanted to do the BA Hons (Top Up) in Professional Arts Practice course to further develop my skills for the industry. It is the perfect balance between academic writing and creativity. I already have seen improvements, both in my academic and performing work, and I now really value the ability to critically reflect on past experiences in order to improve my current skills.”

    - Sarah Collinge – Musical Theatre Performer Current Student, Class of July 2024
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    - Kate Drummond – Actor Current Student, Class of July 2024
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    - Amy-Jo Sumner – Musical Theatre Performer
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    - Rachel Ward – Performing Arts Tutor Graduate, BA Top up Class of Sept 2022
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