UKTheatreSchool provides its students with a structured, comprehensive performing arts syllabus within the finest environment of bespoke studios and lecture facilities in the heart of Glasgow City Centre.

The syllabus, along with the training provided, has been commended by industry professionals and has led students to progress to many leading performing arts establishments in London, France, Germany and Italy, and the Juilliard School in New York.

UKTheatreSchool is an independent performing arts academy that bridges the gap between drama clubs and further education performing arts establishments. Founder, Lizanne Thomson, noticed a clear gap in the education system to provide the proper training for young people looking to advance in performing arts. UKTheatreSchool opened as an independent drama and musical theatre school within the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD), now known as The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS).

Due to increasing popularity and growth, the school expanded into its own specially designed premises and established itself as a charity to ensure performing arts could be fully inclusive. UKTheatreSchool is ideally situated at 4 West Regent Street within the most beautiful listed building in the centre of vibrant Glasgow and is a two-minute walk from Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street train stations.

UKTheatreSchool students enjoy special elements exclusive to this particular academy.  Students have continued success in the theatre, film, radio and TV industries due to working with qualified, experienced tutors from the performing arts industry and the network of people connected with UKTheatreSchool.  Programmes are designed to introduce key elements of performance and ensure ongoing new work is created for and by the students.

Our students range from age four years through to 20 years old. The earlier a young person is exposed to performing arts, the sooner they become familiar with the theatre and performing arts environment and become confident in all walks of life.


UKTheatreSchool… Born in Scotland, recognised throughout the UK

“Talented Students Becoming Educated Performers”


Programme fees can be paid annually or monthly (by arrangement). All programme fees are in place to sustain the Programme and go towards helping disadvantaged and talented young people get involved in performing arts. Means-tested bursaries are available for all Programmes for underprivileged young people. For additional information, please email funding@uktheatreschool.com.