The Dorset School of Acting

Be Brave, Be Bright, Be Brilliant

The Dorset School of Acting is an internationally and nationally recognised Drama and Acting School based in the Bournemouth and Poole area of the South coast. Established in 2007 the school attracts talented and ambitious students and teachers alike.

The DSA offers full time vocational courses preparing students for a professional career in acting and musical theatre as well as part time courses for adults. As Dorset’s only full time professional Drama School we are proud of our commitment to the future of acting and drama. As such we provide performing arts youth courses including LAMDA classes for students aged 5-21 years in the south including Bournemouth, Poole, Wiltshire and Hampshire.

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Full Time Courses

Courses for those wishing to pursue a professional career in acting and musical theatre.

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Part Time Courses

Courses for adults wanting to develop and improve their acting and dancing skills.

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Youth Courses

Courses for young people aged 5 – 21 years in musical theatre and acting.

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LAMDA Class

LAMDA class for young people aged 11-18 years to prepare for LAMDA examinations.

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Upcoming Events

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‘Oliver’ Summer school 5-9 yrs

Carter Community School
Blandford Close
Poole
BH15 4BQ

Come and spend a fun-filled week with us while we dance, sing & act our way through one of the most popular musicals ever, “OLIVER”!  Not only will you be busy learning dance routines, scripts and songs but you’ll also develop your … Continued


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‘Mamma Mia’ Summer school 10-18 yrs

Carter Community School
Blandford Close
Poole
BH15 4BQ

Come and spend a fun-filled week with us while we dance, sing & act our way through one of the best loved musicals of all time, “MAMMA MIA”!  Not only will you be busy learning dance routines, scripts and songs but … Continued


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And the winner is……..

Who in their right mind willingly stays up till 5am in the morning watching TV? Evidently me! So after the telethon that was the 88th Academy Awards I have had time to take in the results, the funny moments and … Continued


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Something is rotten in …Drama UK

News this week has emerged that Drama UK is faltering and haemorrhaging Drama Schools! From the point of view of a new and small school this is very interesting! For years students have been advised that they should only attend … Continued


Dame Harriet Walter

DSA's Patron

Dame Harriet Walter

DSA is thrilled to have Harriet Walter as it’s patron. She represents everything that DSA believes in and strives for in classical and modern acting.

I first became interested in the Dorset School of Acting a number of years ago when I saw their creativity, attitude and consideration for the theatre they were producing; a company endeavouring to make difference. Since then they have proved themselves as a tenacious centre of excellence in Acting & Musical Theatre training. I’m excited to be patron to such a bright and fearless school.

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