"This is the standard that all Youth COMPANIES should aim to"



First Act launched in 2017 with a simple vision: create acting classes for young performers which developed skill, technique, and talent; an acting school where theatre education is the primary goal.

Growing up, we dreamed of having a place like First Act.  Somewhere where we could learn, explore, and (most importantly) improve. Drama classes were too often an addition to a singing and dancing program, or only just brushed the surface of what theatre has to offer. We knew that if we wanted this training-focused setting, we'd have to create it for ourselves.


Since 2017, we've been creating and delivering high-quality training courses for a range of ages, exploring a huge variety of theatre and acting skills. In addition to this, we've built a dedicated, hard-working school of students, who always strive to achieve their best and demonstrate an unparalleled passion for the arts.

With our unique training program, dedication to achieving the best, as well as the drive to provide the best learning opportunities for our students (including annual residential theatre study trips), First Act: Drama Tuition is so much more than acting classes: for many students, it's a home away from home. 

Kit Phillips

First Act: Drama Tuition Principal & Artistic Director

"STUDENTS love coming to First Act and the expertise of the team to nurture the children's talents is second to none."


Kit Phillips

Kit Phillips

First Act Principal and Artistic Director

Ceris Shadwell

Craig Gaffney

Michael Baines

First Act Vice-Principal and Head of Lower School

Head of Middle School and SLT Member

Head of Upper School and Lead Tutor

Mark Murphy

Joe Clarke

Poppy Williams

Seb Farrell

Tom Guest

Head of LAMDA

Junior Tutor

Associate Tutor

Associate Tutor

Senior Tutor