“The team at Northern Lights are amazing! So encouraging and supportive, their passion is infectious!”
Welcome to Northern Lights Drama School & Agency. We run classes that introduce children and young people to the world of Stage & Screen. At Northern Lights we have a class for everyone. From beginners looking to build their confidence to those hoping to break into the industry. We celebrate all achievements be that performing in class for the first time to landing your first professional acting job.
In our weekly Stage & Screen classes we explore a range of drama focused exercises that teach children the skills needed to perform in theatre, film and television. We also run a Saturday Stage School for pupils looking to learn more about the industry and take their skills to the next level.
Principal of the school, Tilly Miller, trained at Arts Educational School of Acting (BA Hons), London. ‘Growing up, I was always frustrated by the lack of industry focused training, advice and support for aspiring actors from our area like me. I had so many questions and no-one to guide or direct me. All I wanted to do was act! I’d spending hours reading ‘The Stage’, searching for open castings and, when I eventually applied for drama school, it was a minefield. After navigating my way through the industry, I wanted to use my professional knowledge and experience in theatre, film & TV to help talented local children with the same dreams and aspirations as my younger self.”
And so, Northern Lights was founded in 2013 with the aim of providing professional and affordable weekly training, plus much needed advice, guidance and support for those pupils that wanted to progress in the industry. ‘I did not stop. Using the contacts I’d made within the industry I knew that if a young person with potential attended my classes I had to get them seen by the right people. I’m pleased to say that Northern Lights has supported many pupils to secure leading roles in Film, TV and Theatre including Disney, Netflix, BBC, ITV, Amazon Prime, Channel 4, Apple TV, RSC and London’s West End.’
In 2021 NLD launched NLD Management; the region’s only Spotlight approved acting agency providing an exclusive platform for NLD pupils to audition for major roles in film, tv and theatre. The agency works hand in hand with the drama school. This means NLD can train, represent and manage it’s pupils all under one roof. NLD pupils also benefit from regular visits and Q&A sessions with renowned casting and industry professionals giving pupils a real insight into all areas of the industry.
Want to be part of the Lights, Camera, Action? Book your FREE class today and start your journey!
Principal of Northern Lights Drama
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 performing 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.
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.
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.
Our inclusive ethos has allowed us to grow the school and we now have over 300 pupils who attend our classes on a weekly basis.
First class is completely free!
Over To You…
“My son has attended for several years and loves every session. A great way for children to express themselves and build their confidence in a safe and supportive setting. I can’t recommend NLD highly enough”.
“I’ve been with NLD for years and I have loved every session! The teachers are so kind and talented and it has become my second family. If anyone is looking for a drama school, this is the best one you could ask for!”
“The drama school is amazingly professional. The joy on, not only my sons, but all children’s faces as they leave class is an obvious testimony to how brilliant every class, and every member of staff is”.
“Sending my daughter to NLD been the best decision ever! Her confidence has grown so much already and she always has so much fun!”