The Brighton Academy opened its doors to its first class of Full-Time Performing Arts students in September 2011. With four successful West End performers at its head.

The Brighton Principals say: “Instead of handing out free training to a select handful of students every year we have decided to make our tuition fees affordable for every student that wants to train with us. In fact, we believe that it is entirely possible for a student with no financial support to be able to train during the day at The Academy and still make enough money of an evening to put themselves through college. Such is the extent of the difference we charge in our fees compared to other institutions.”

The only attributes a new performer should need are potential and a willingness to learn. Their financial background should not be a consideration. This is why I believe that TBA is the most important new college in the country.



Killian Donnelly - TBA Patron

Why be a number when you can be a name?

The Brighton Academy is structured so students can complete a course of study tailor-made to their needs. Students can audition to enter a course at the level most suitable to them.

Our professional courses have been designed after thorough consultation with many leading theatre practitioners from the UK and the US. Faculty members and graduates from some of the world’s finest Performing Arts institutions including The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Bird College, Laine Theatre Arts, Mountview Academy, The Royal Academy of Music, Arts Educational and New York University have helped us create some truly exceptional Musical Theatre courses.

Training young people to be successful professional performers in the entertainment industry is our main objective. We believe that with hard work, determination, the outstanding training at The Brighton Academy and its subsequent support network, people graduating from our courses can go on and sustain fulfilling careers.

Details of each course are posted below. If you are unsure about which course is most suitable please contact the Academy to discuss your application.

  • Musical Theatre Course – BA (Hons)

  • Performing Arts Course – BA (Hons)

  • 1 Year Post Grad Course

  • DDI / DDE Teacher Training in Modern, Tap and Ballet (Open to students and non-students alike)

If you want to take advantage of top-quality training but live in other parts of the UK or abroad, no problem – Brighton is a great place to live!

Our Patrons

TBA proudly boasts a 100% graduate success rate with top West End agents and delivers courses in Musical Theatre and Performing Arts, offering you the very best start towards a successful career.

Stephen Mear

Choreographer / Director

Matthew Bourne

Choreographer / Director

David Essex

Music Legend

Carole Todd

Choreographer / Director

Bill Deamer

Choreographer / Director

Mary Hammond

Leading Vocal Expert

Killian Donnelly

West End / Broadway Star

Scott Alan

Broadway Composer

Pearson Casting

Casting Directors

Apply now for your FREE audition!

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