About Us

Associated Studios Australia is a leading Drama school specialising in Musical Theatre training at the highest level, renowned for training the Musical Theatre stars of the future. It is the sister school to one of Britain’s leading performing arts academies, based in London.

Associated Studios Australia offers full-time and part-time courses, and is committed to the training and continued professional development of both aspiring and established performers. In addition to our 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, repetiteurs, 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 audition to continue their studies at Associated Studios London, culminating in a West End industry showcase.

Associated Studios Australia 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.

Why train with us

Associated Studios is a small and prestigious Drama school. Class sizes are limited to 20 students. Most Dance classes are streamed to cater for movers and advanced Dancers. Students have frequent opportunity to perform as soloists.

Associated Studios has produced a string of West End leads due to its commitment to excellence and rigour in the training of young voices. With a reputation for training performers who can excel both as exceptional vocalist and as Actors, alumni are a step ahead in professional auditions.

Associated Studios cares about its students. Students enter into an ongoing relationship with the school and after graduating, come back for advice, to have lessons or to connect with Staff and Students.

Associated Studios prides itself on its ethical approach to artistic learning and provides a safe, supportive and private working space in which performers can work and thrive. We build your confidence whilst developing your talent.

Associated Studios is not just a Drama school, but a place where creative projects and philanthropic outreach projects happen. The Principal, Staff and Students have volunteered at Feltham Young Offenders Prison, at Crisis Homeless Charity and have organised performances for the wards at St Mary’s Hospital. A handful of bursaries are offered annually to exceptionally talented performers who cannot afford Drama school. Other creative activities include new writing workshops, open mic nights, seminars with industry luminaries and more.

Associated Studios is run by the industry for the industry. We understand current trends in the Performing Arts and ensure students have an up-to-date Audition portfolio, are exposed to top agents and casting directors, understand entrepreneurialism and audition etiquette. 

Associated Studios is based in a beautiful three-storey terrace in the heart of Kensington & Chelsea, just near the bustle of Portobello market. Latimer Rd is a street full of artists and theatre. Our building has a warm and creative atmosphere filled with light, music and creatives. It also offers a visually beautiful environment in which the Principal and Management team are always ready to help.

“Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer volume of talented performers, directors, conductors and tutors I worked with throughout my time on the opera course with Associated Studios.”

Emma Walsh - Soprano

The Associated Studios is a UK registered charity no.1152203 and has the Patronage of Sir Tim Rice, Jeremy Irons, Timothy West, Rory Bremner, Jeremy Herrin, Danielle Tarento, Alastair Lindsey-Renton and Rosalind Plowright OBE.


Marina Caldarone • Michael Fentiman • Kate Golledge • Max Reynolds • Robert McWhir • Neil Rutherford • Jeremy Sams • Christian Durham • Michael Fry • Hal Chambers • Cressida Carre • Cameron Menzies • Mike Alfreds • Michael Attenborough • Dominic Cooke • Sir Richard Eyre • Robert Fried • Pete Gallagher • Jeremy Herrin • Joe Hill-Gibbins • Terry Johnson • Peter Kosminsky • Phelim McDermott • Lindsay Posner • Melly Still • Che Walker •  Mike Alfreds • Michael Attenborough • Dominic Cooke • Sir Richard Eyre • Robert Fried • Pete Gallagher • Jeremy Herrin • Joe Hill-Gibbins • Terry Johnson • Peter Kosminsky • Phelim McDermott • Lindsay Posner • Melly Still • Che Walker


Sam Spencer Lane • Bex Slater • Charlotte Scott • David Lee • Laurie Scarth • Christie Lee-Manning  • Ste Clough • Amy West • Gaby Coca • Gavin Eden • David Allwood • Ricardo Castro • Brandon Lee Sears

Musical Directors & Supervisors

Greg Arrowsmith • Barney Ashworth • Dean Austin • Niall Bailey • Nick Barstow • Dan Bowling • Bob Broad • Jason Carr • Tom Deering • Mike Dixon • Michael England • Joel Fram • Noam Galperin • Magnus Gilljam • Sean Green • Chris Guard • Graham Hurman • Theo Jamieson • Nathan Jarvis • Tom Kelly • Nigel Lilley • Martin Lowe • Tony McGill • Jodie Oliver • Stuart Pedlar • John Rigby • Matthew Samer • Nicholas Skilbeck • Gareth Valentine • Jodie Oliver Howar • Inga Davis Rutter • Laura Bangay • Tamara Saringer • Michael Webborn • Joe Bunker • Richard Bates


Rosemary Ashe • Simon Callow • Hugh Grant • Tim Howar • Jeremy Irons • Daniel Koek • Gloria Onitiri • Nigel Planer • Matt Rawle • Sir Patrick Stewart • Peter Straker • Timothy West • Douglas Hansell • Orlando Seale • Nigel Whitmey

Casting Directors

Jim Arnold (Pippa Ailion Casting) • Stephen Crockett • Jill Green • David Grindrod • Benjamin Newsome • Debbie O’Brien • Neil Rutherford


Andy Charles (VSA) • Shane Collins (Shane Collins Associates) • Gavin Denton-Jones (CAM) • Lesley Duff (Diamond Management) • Michael Garrett (Global Artists) • Alastair Lindsey-Renton (Curtis Brown) • John Markham (The Markham Agency) • Josh Boyd Rochford • Michael Harris (Apollo Artist Management) • Yvonne I’Anson (F&I Associates)


Martin Dodd (UK Productions) • Michael Harris (Riverside Studios) • Paul Taylor Mills • Danielle Tarento • George Wood (First Family Entertainment)


Leontine Hass (Vocal Coach) •  Kathy Taylor-Jones (Vocal Coach) • Scott Harrison (Vocal Coach) • William Lester (Vocal Coach) • Simone Niles (Vocal Coach & Performance confidence coach) • Graeme Danby (Performer & Vocal Coach) • Paul Martin (Cabaret) • Janine Fletcher (Clowning) • Charlotte Tomlinson (Confidence Coach) • Yvonne I’Anson (Marketing Consultant) • Stacey Jenson (Accent/Dialect Coach) • Mitch Leow (Yoga) • Ronin Traynor (Stage Combat) • Scott Alan (Composer) • Anthony Drewe (Stiles & Drewe Lyricist) • Sir Tim Rice

Guest Opera Coaches Include:

Composers / Librettists

Rory Bremner (Satirist/English Librettist) • Paul Sarcich (Composer)


Sally Burgess (Mezzo-Soprano/Director) • Graeme Danby (Bass-Baritone) • Sophie Daneman (Soprano) • Rebecca Evans (Soprano) • Christopher Maltman • Brindley Sherratt (Bass) • Andrew Watts (Countertenor)


Rebecca Barham • Robin Bowman • Iain Burnside • David Eaton • Ben Frost • Philip Headlam • Mary Hill • Jonathan Hinden • Adam Johnson • Kelvin Lim • Michael Lloyd • Natalie Murray • Gavin Roberts • Elizabeth Rossiter • Elizabeth Rowe • Sergey Rybin • William Van • Roger Vignoles • Robert Bottriell


Stuart Barker • James Conway • David Edwards • Olivia Fuchs • Giles Havergal • Max Key • Robin Norton-Hale • Alessandro Talevi • Justin Way • William Relton • John Ramster • Michael Fry


Thomas Blunt • Brad Cohen • Jonathan Cohen • Jonathan Hinden • Robin Newton • Jeremy Silver


Leontine Hass (Vocal Coach) • Aurelia Jonvaux (French Coach) • Mary King (Vocal Coach) • Norbert Meyn (German Coach) • Natalie Murray (Opera) • Penny O’Connor (Alexander Technique) • Paola Quaglia (Italian Coach) • Rowena Ricci (Flamenco) • Marcus van den Akker • Pepi Ferrari (Italian Coach) • Jenny Weston (Movement) • Alison de Burgh (Stage Combat)

Core Tutors & Guest Coaches