Sylvia Young Theatre School

Sylvia Young Theatre School
Established 1972
Type Independent day and boarding
Principal Sylvia Young OBE
Headteacher Frances Chave BSc, PGCE, NPQH
Artistic Director Steven Baker
Founder Sylvia Young OBE
Location 1 Nutford Place
Local authority Westminster
DfE number 213/6319
Students 230~
Gender Coeducational
Ages 10–18
Sylvia Young Theatre School.

Sylvia Young Theatre School is an independent school in the Marble Arch area, London, England. It is a specialist performing arts school named after its founder and principal Sylvia Young.


The Sylvia Young Theatre School was founded in 1972 with part-time classes in East London. It was established as a full-time school in 1981 on Drury Lane but due to expansion it moved to Rossmore Road, Marylebone in 1983. The school moved premises once again in 2010 to a converted church in Nutford Place, Westminster. The school aims to provide a sound basis on which to build a career in performance media (theatre, television etc.), whilst ensuring that academic studies are of a consistently high standard.

Students either attend the full-time school (students aged 10 to 16 years), the part-time school on Thursday evenings or Saturdays (students aged 4 to 18 years) or holiday schools (students aged 7 to 18 years). Experience days and adult classes are also available.

Students from the Sylvia Young Theatre School have appeared in TV, film and theatre productions, including main roles in Matilda, Billy Elliott, The Lion King, The Bodyguard, Les Misérables, and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Alumni include National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company actors and performers in TV and music, including Billie Piper, Denise Van Outen, Tom Fletcher, Matt Willis, Amy Winehouse, Rita Ora, Nathan Sykes, Jenna Russell, Emma Bunton, and members of the cast of East Enders past and present.

Notable alumni

Performers who attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School, include:

Notes and references

  1. "Bessie's talent gets her a part in West End show Oliver!". 25 February 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
  2. "BBC One - Waterloo Road - Harry Fisher". Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  3. (16 March 2011). "TREVOR NELSON AT THE SYLVIA YOUNG THEATRE SCHOOL". BBC Radio 1xtra. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  4. Hollie's Aussie TV show break
  5. " Laura Evans profile". Retrieved 5 May 2011.
  6. "Obituary: Laura Sadler". 20 June 2003. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  7. "Rita+Ora profile". Retrieved 10 August 2011.

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Coordinates: 51°31′1″N 0°9′45″W / 51.51694°N 0.16250°W / 51.51694; -0.16250

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