About us

Associated Studios, one of Britain’s leading performing arts academies, renowned for training the Musical Theatre stars of the future, has opened an Australian branch in Melbourne. Applications are now open for part-time and full-time courses, working with some of the best practitioners in Australia and from abroad.
Associated Studios Australia is committed to the training and continued professional development of both aspiring and established performers. In addition to the courses, Professional Development workshops run throughout the year, lead by eminent industry professionals.
As a central part of all courses, students work with leading theatre practitioners including directors, vocal coaches, musical directors, agents, casting directors, producers, choreographers, and well-known performers. Students not only gain from the wealth of knowledge and experience of such industry luminaries but also develop valuable professional contacts.
Students of the British Diploma in Musical Theatre, have the opportunity to perform a showcase to an invited audience of Australian agents, casting directors, and industry members, thereby facilitating auditions and work. On completion of their training in Australia, advanced students are invited to take a fourth term at Associated Studios London, culminating in a West End industry showcase.
Associated Studios prides itself on its ethical approach to performance and artistic learning and provides a safe, supportive, and private working space in which performers can work and develop.

Our patrons

Jeremy Irons, Sir Tim Rice, Daniel Koek, Paul Wiegard



We are currently taking applications for our 2022 courses

2 Year Triple Threat Musical Theatre Course

1 Year British Diploma in Musical Theatre

1 Year Foundation Musical Theatre Course

5 Month and Part Time Musical Theatre Courses





Doug Hansell
who is currently starring in the Australian cast of Come From Away

Rachael Ward
who has just started rehearsals for An American In Paris Australia

Daniel Koek
ASA patron, Daniel Koek will be performing the role of Phantom in the upcoming Australian Production of Phantom of the Opera.

Erin Cornell
was on the 2019 season of The Voice Australia & wowed the judges in her blind audition.


We pride ourselves on understanding industry requirements and have a network of dedicated and highly experienced Musical Theatre practitioners, ready to offer you help and advice whilst you are studying with us, and after you embark on your career.

About Our Founder

Leontine Hass is an internationally renowned Vocal Coach and Principal of the Associated Studios Performing Arts Academy. Leontine teaches workshops and lectures internationally on singing, voice and performance. She rehabilitates voices after surgery, or as surgery prevention. She has taught at leading Music & Drama Schools in the UK and abroad. Leontine has acted as vocal consultant on West End shows and various music management and production companies, including ITV and the BBC. Leontine is vocal coach for ‘The Voice’ ITV and the Gareth Malone show, ‘The Naked Choir’, for BBC2. She is a regular contributor to various newspapers and publications including ‘The Singer’s Complete Guide to Vocal Health’ (Oxford Uni. Press), and advisor/contributor to ‘The Ultimate Guide to Singing’. Having originally trained as a classical singer, Leontine completed her post-graduate studies in Musical Theatre at The Royal Academy of Music London. Leontine has performed as a singer and actress in concert, theatre and TV.


Madman Entertainment Bursary

Madman Entertainment Bursary

MUSICAL THEATRE BURSARY WORTH $18K Associated Studios Australia are thrilled to announce that global entertainment brand, Madman Entertainment is gifting one full Bursary to an exceptionally talented performer facing financial hardship, to study on either our...



⭐️2021 APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW⭐️ Ready to put 2020 behind you and start planning for an awesome 2021?Come and join the ASA family and study Musical Theatre in a school like no other Applications for 2021 are open now for our four courses:- 2 year Triple Threat Musical...