Straight from our social media channels, we present to you our 12 Days of Christmas…

On the first day of Christmas NLD gave to me…


Come along for a FREE taster session and join our #Acting, #MusicalTheatre and #DanceClasses in 2019 🎶🕺🎭

Classes for 3-18yrs and adults across Hull and East Yorkshire. Work with industry professionals to learn new skills, build self confidence and have lots of fun!!!

On the 2nd Day of Christmas NLD gave to me…

A Theatre School Open to All!!!

At Northern Lights Drama Theatre School 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, singing or dance 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.

On the 3rd day of Christmas NLD gave to me…

Learn to dance with Tilly, every Saturday in Welton!!!

Led by company director, Tilly, our dance classes for children (6yrs+) are fun, energetic and an opportunity to strut, ‘hair flick’ and feel like a star! Explore different dance styles from commercial to musical theatre, learning choreography to the latest chart topper and hit Broadway shows. A great class for budding performers and those who need a bit of fabulousness in their day.

On the 4th day of Christmas NLD gave to me…

Professional Acting Classes for 7-18yrs!!!

Our Acting Classes for children 7-11yrs and 12-18yrs are led by professional actor, Jessica Duffield, and NLD co-founder, Hannah Levy in #Cottingham (Saturdays) and #Willerby (Thursdays). The classes explore group drama games and exercises, improvisation, devising and script work to help pupils to think on their feet and respond imaginatively to different scenarios. Each pupil is encouraged and supported by industry professionals to become a more confident and well-rounded performer.

We are not a theatre school that constantly churns out productions. From experience we know it is far more useful for pupils to have time to focus on learning new skills and techniques which will enable them to develop as performers.

We will be working towards a spectacular summer showcase performance in June 2019 which family and friends will be invited to attend.

On the 5th day of Christmas NLD gave to me… 

A dance masterclass with Jon Beney in 2019!!!

Back by popular demand, join top UK dance practitioner and movement director, Jon Beney, in an exclusive dance masterclass at Northern Lights Drama in March 2019.

Venue: Welton Memorial Hall, 33 Cowgate, Welton, HU15 1ND

Date: Sunday 10th March 2019

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Age: 7 – 16 years (open to all children, not just NLD pupils)

Cost: £20 per child

Limited Places Available.

On the 6th day of Christmas NLD gave to me…

NEW Musical Theatre LAMDA examination classes led by professional actor Annie Kirkman, launching January 2019!!!

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. The aim is to provide children with the opportunity to develop the life skills needed for success; attributes such as self-confidence and the ability to communicate and present ideas clearly. We provide LAMDA examination classes in Acting and Musical Theatre for children 6 – 18 years. We are a registered private LAMDA centre which allows our pupils to take their examinations at our school each year.

A little bit more about our new Musical Theatre LAMDA Teacher Annie…

Hi, I’m Annie, I’ve been performing since I was little and have been lucky enough to work all over the world, telling stories on stage. “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living”, to quote Dr. Seuss, and this is exactly why I love my job.

I trained in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in Musical Theatre where I graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree in 2013. Since then, I’ve worked internationally with various companies including LAF in New Zealand and as a part of the Festival of Cabaret in Mexico City.

I’m a founding member of She Productions, company in residence, at the East Riding Theatre and have co-written and performed in shows such as MissCast, Beverley Does Broadway and The StorytEllas. Most recently, I was part of the writing team and cast in our first UK tour, It’s Different for Girls, inspired by Hull 1960’s girl-band Mandy & the Girlfriends.

I can’t wait to join the NLD team in January 2019!

On the 7th day of Christmas NLD gave to me…

Lunchtime clubs, after-school clubs, curriculum themed workshops and performance opportunities at local schools!!!

We deliver clubs in Dance, Acting and Musical Theatre or let us know your class topic or theme and we will create a fun and engaging drama workshop for your school. We offer drama workshops for any curriculum topic, theme or book. Half or full day workshops are available for KS1, KS2, KS3 & KS4 pupils.

Previous examples of workshops include Anti-bullying, The Vikings, Romeo & Juliet, The Egyptians, Clowning, Medieval Times and Space Exploration. Whatever you are studying, we can offer a workshop that suits your pupils. We also offer workshops, activities and performance-based projects that can be incorporated into a school’s transition programme for their local feeder schools.

We have built strong working relationships with local schools in Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, delivering lunch time and after school clubs, curriculum themed workshops, Key Stage 3 Drama and Year 7 transition activities.

We are proud to be a DRET endorsed organisation providing enrichment opportunities and sharing our skills and expertise with pupils at David Ross Educational Trust schools.

On the 8th day of Christmas NLD gave to me…

Musical Theatre Classes for 3-18yrs in #Beverley, #Hedon, #MarketWeighton, #Welton and #Willerby!!!

Book your #FREE taster session today.

Our Musical Theatre classes are for children 3 -18 years and 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.

Explore hit musicals from #Broadway, the #WestEnd and #SilverScreen, jumping into the world of #Frozen, #MeanGirls, #Wicked and #MaryPoppins (to name just a few).

On the 9th day of Christmas NLD gave to me…

Holiday Workshops!

Next up is our February Half-Term Workshop 10am-3.30pm on Tuesday 19th February at Hull Collegiate School in #Anlaby.

Open to all children 3-16yrs (not just NLD pupils). Work with our team of industry professionals as they lead you through fun and exciting #singing, #dance and #acting workshops, culminating in a spectacular showcase performed on stage at the end of the day to an audience of family and friends.

🌟Only £28 per child🌟

Limited places available.

On the 10th day of Christmas NLD gave to me…

Strong relationships with reputable theatrical agents and casting directors!!!

We (Hannah and Tilly, the founders of NLD) are originally from Hull and left the area to train at Drama School, going on to work professionally in theatre, film and television across the UK. We felt strongly that there was a real need for professional training in the region and guidance for those who wanted to work professionally in the industry. After returning to Hull, we decided to launch our own theatre school and founded Northern Lights Drama in 2013.

Since the launch of NLD it has been very important to us, as an independent theatre school and trained actors ourselves, to pass on our knowledge and understanding of the industry to help a select few of our pupils, who have the drive, talent and love for performing, to find professional representation, training opportunities, and work…

For TV, pupils have had feature roles and appearances in ‘Emmerdale’ and ‘Casualty’, commercials and campaigns for ‘Mercedes’, ‘Frubes’, ‘Weetabix’, ‘Motor Depot’ and ‘Bauli Italia’. For Film ‘The More You Ignore Me’. For Theatre ‘Matilda the Musical’ in the West End, ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ on board the Norwegian Epic Cruise-liner, Summer Season at Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre in York, It’s A Wonderful Life’ and ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ at the East Riding Theatre in Beverley, ‘Peter Pan’ at Hull New Theatre, ‘Mercury Fur’, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘Aladdin’ for Middle Child Theatre.

On the 11th day of Christmas NLD gave to me…

Acting Classes for Adults with Additional Needs!!!

In our Monday night Acting Class for Adults with Additional Needs we explore story-telling, improvisation, poetry and script work, all in a supportive and inclusive environment, encouraging creativity and openness.

We work at the pace of the individuals in the group, helping them to make new friends and to gain confidence working together.

We consider emotions, and how humans respond to given circumstances, to gain a better insight into social situations and their complexities.

Most importantly, we have lots of fun and develop the ability to work with others to gain the confidence to stand up and perform.

Join us every Monday 6.00 – 7.00pm at Hessle Town Hall. Carers are welcome to attend and all sessions are led by industry professionals who have previous experience of working in special schools and delivering drama workshops for adults with additional needs.

We offer a FREE trial to all new students and fees work out at £7.00 per week thereafter.

On the 12th day of Christmas NLD gave to me…

A NEW term starting Monday 7th January 2019!!!

Happy New Year to you all 🎊

We have so much planned for the upcoming Spring Term, jam packed full with new material ready to learn and explore with our MusicalTheatre, Acting, LAMDA and Dance classes for 3-18yrs and adults, led by our fantastic team of industry professionals. Plus our February Half-Term Holiday Workshop on Tuesday 19th February, an exclusive Masterclass with top UK choreographer, Jon Beney, on Sunday 10th March, and a special announcement at the end of the spring term, revealing the details of our Spectacular Summer Showcase Performances in June 2019.

Come along for a FREE taster session! We run weekly classes, holiday workshops and masterclasses for 3-18yrs and adults in Anlaby, Beverley, Cottingham, Hedon, Hessle, Market Weighton, Welton and Willerby. All classes are led by our fantastic team of industry professionals. For more information and to book please call 01482 641690, email info@heynld.co.uk or go to heynld.co.uk/contact

We look forward to hearing from you,

Hannah, Tilly and the team x

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