Where it all began

Northern Lights Drama was established by local actors Hannah Levy and Tilly Oakshott. Originally from Hull, Hannah and Tilly left the area to train at Drama School and went on to work professionally in theatre, film and television across the UK. Hannah and Tilly felt strongly that there was a real need for professional training in the region and guidance for those that wanted to work professionally in the industry. After returning to Hull, they decided to launch their own theatre school and founded Northern Lights Drama in 2013.

About NLD

At Northern Lights Drama we have built an independent theatre school for children, young people and adults. We use our professional training and experience to provide high quality teaching and support to local talent across the region.

We do not restrict entry through audition as we see our role as developing everyone, irrespective of whether they wish to pursue a professional career or not; our training can help develop a young person’s confidence and interpersonal skills in addition to acting ability. Those who progress towards professional work in theatre, film and television will be prepared for auditions and a career within the industry. Our classes are designed to aid and develop self esteem and the life skills needed to enable pupils to realise their full potential, at whatever age.

Here at Northern Lights Drama we praise and applaud all achievements, whether this is a pupil performing in front of a class for the first time or landing their first professional acting job. We strive to deliver contemporary and relevant classes for each age group that we teach, with a focus on exploring new skills and techniques whilst encouraging individual expression. Fun and enjoyment are at the heart of all that we do at Northern Lights Drama. Our inclusive ethos has allowed us to grow the school and we now have over 300 pupils who attend our acting, dance and musical theatre classes on a weekly basis.

For Everyone

We do not restrict entry through audition as we see our role as developing everyone, irrespective of whether they wish to pursue a professional career or not; our training can help develop a young person’s confidence and interpersonal skills in addition to acting ability.

Realise your Potential

Those who progress towards professional work in theatre, film and television will be prepared for auditions and a career within the industry. Our classes are designed to aid and develop self esteem and the life skills needed to enable pupils to realise their full potential, at whatever age.

Tailored Classes

We strive to deliver contemporary and relevant classes for each age group that we teach, with a focus on exploring new skills and techniques whilst encouraging individual expression. Fun and enjoyment are at the heart of all that we do at Northern Lights Drama.

Celebrate Success

Here at Northern Lights Drama we praise and applaud all achievements, whether this is a pupil performing in front of a class for the first time or landing their first professional acting job.

Everybody's Welcome

Our inclusive ethos has allowed us to grow the school and we now have over 250 pupils who attend our acting and musical theatre classes on a weekly basis.