The training

How the training programme works…

The Fierce Theatre Schools timetable of classes and workshops reflects our belief that young students need to get a balanced exposure to dance, singing and acting and be encouraged to nurture their talents in each to work on their strengths, weaknesses and main areas of interest.

Fierce students do get the opportunity to specialise in an individual skill set during optional workshops and courses but are encouraged during regular weekly classes to study all three disciplines, ensuring they have the widest sphere of opportunities when choosing a training and career path in the future.

Students are divided into groups by ability, with age and experience being a secondary considerations for certain aspects of the training.

Technique over performance

The main aim of Fierce Theatre Schools is the delivery of exceptional technique-based teaching – and so emphasis is always on training rather than public performance.

However, we do encourage public performance and our students are welcome to participate in productions produced by FTS teams but also in youth theatre projects around the UK – our students do not belong to us alone and we welcome any performance opportunities they can get their hands on!

Industry in-house

In-house productions give students another perspective on the professional environment, and opportunity to experience industry etiquette.

Rehearsal time for such productions may be incorporated into weekly hours, or as additional rehearsal time but we try and give as much notice as possible of any extra commitment required.

We also run holiday workshops, usually specialist classes such as ‘Acting for TV’ or ‘Stage Makeup’, that are led by visiting industry professionals.