What happens on my first day?
On arrival at one of our centres, a member of staff will greet you and your child at the door for a quick chat. We will already have all your contact details from your online registration. The staff member will take your child into the room/hall and they will be brought out to you at the end of class.
What should my child wear?
For your child’s first class a tracksuit or leggings and a T-shirt is ideal, with soft soled shoes or trainers. Act One uniform can be ordered via our uniform page.
Do I have to pay fees up front?
Act One are happy to offer your child's first class as a paid trial class (please see our classes page for individual prices). If your child enjoys their first class, fees for the remaining weeks of the term must be paid in full on your second week!
Can parents watch the sessions?
Strictly no parents are permitted to spectate our classes under any circumstances, due to safeguarding. Please be rest assured, we will comfort your child and engage them in the session. Should they be distressed we will call you.
Will my child be safe?
Yes. Only trained staff teach your child. They’re selected and approved by our experienced team and hold enhanced DBS certificates and are licensed chaperones. Plus, at least one member of staff at each centre has a First Aid Certificate. We strive to offer a very high ratio of staff to children at all times, above the recommended amount.
Will my child be given the chance to perform in shows and take exams?
The chance to take exams with LAMDA in Acting or Musical Theatre, or Arts Award grades Bronze-Gold, and partake in festivals and shows is available to all our children who are in the relevant age group. All children who partake in classes are expected to take part in the school's shows. Exams are optional.
What makes you different than other (nationally) well-known schools?
Due to COVID absences our January shows have been postponed. New dates will be emailed to parents ASAP.