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    Northern Lights Drama is proud to train the next generation of stars with a growing number of pupils being cast in professional theatre, film & television roles.

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  • NLD is a highly respected independent theatre school that provides professional performing arts training for 3-18yrs in Hull & East Yorkshire.


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  • Fun and enjoyment are at the heart of all that we do. Our inclusive ethos has allowed us to grow the school with over 300 pupils attending our classes on a weekly basis.

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Welcome to NLD

Find out more about the classes we deliver across Hull and East Yorkshire

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Our Acting classes for children aged 7 – 18 years are a fantastic introduction to professional actor training. Pupils explore new acting skills and techniques each week to help them to think on their feet and respond imaginatively to different scenarios through performance.

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Musical Theatre

Our Musical Theatre classes for children aged 3 - 18 years explore the three different elements of Musical Theatre: Drama, Dance and Singing. Each pupil is encouraged and supported by industry professionals to become a confident and well-rounded performer.

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LAMDA Examinations

LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding organisations. The exams are about achievement, recognising and rewarding the endeavours of each individual, but they are also about empowerment.

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Saturday Stage Schools

Our Saturday Stage Schools are for young performers aged 6 – 18 years looking to take their skills to the next level. Pupils attend a 3 hour weekly session led by our team of industry professionals with over 25 years experience in nurturing local talent and inspiring young people to shine.

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Production Club

Production Club gives our pupils the opportunity to work on a full show, directed and choreographed by industry professionals. Open to NLD pupils only (8 - 18 years) children must attend one of our weekly classes in order to be part of production club. Please note Production Club runs every other year.

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First class is completely free!

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February Half-Term Musical Theatre Workshop Day

Work with our team of industry professionals as they lead you through a full day of dance, acting and singing workshops, culminating in a spectacular end of day Musical Theatre showcase. Open to all children 3-16yrs (not just NLD pupils). Only £30 per child. Tuesday 18th February 2020, 10am - 3pm, at Hull Collegiate School in Anlaby. Booking in advance essential - this workshop will sell out quickly! To book please call 01482 641690, email info@heynld.co.uk or simply click the button below...

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In The Spotlight...


NLD has just announced the launch of more classes to cope with the demand for extra places at their popular theatre school by expanding its scope with a new Saturday Stage School. Northern Lights Drama (NLD), the now highly respected East Yorkshire based independent theatre school, was established by local actors Hannah Levy and Tilly Oakshott just six years ago in 2013 and now holds 20 classes for over 300 young people each week...

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