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What can Artisan offer my child?

We offer classes for children aged 2-18 years old. We train children in all areas of the performing arts offering drama, singing and dance training. Children can choose to participate in all three disciplines, or choose one of the three classes to join in with, so whether it's just drama, just singing or just dancing Artisan provides children with the option to choose what fits best for them.

What are you waiting for? Build confidence, make new friends and most importantly have lots of fun!

Children can attend an individual class from just £5.00 This can be a good way of trying out a discipline before deciding to join onto one of the Artisan packages.

LAMDA Exams with Artisan

Students can take their LAMDA grades in Acting from entry level to grade 8! Train with Samantha Riley, an experienced LAMDA tutor, who also teaches LAMDA for King Edward VI School. Gain confidence with vocal diction, clarity, characterisations, and projection – unlocking children’s imagination to help develop their acting craft further! All LAMDA examinations are worth Ucas Points and develop confidence in a relaxed, enjoyable setting. Due to popular demand, LAMDA spaces are on a first come first serve baseis; Saturday slots available.

Festival Winners

Artisan pupils win in the 2016 Southampton Music and Drama Fesitval under 15’s drama duologue

Every year Artisan pupils are given the opportunity to be entered into the Southampton Music and Drama Festival. Available for children wishing to pursue their passion further, performing to an audience this is a fantastic way of gaining performing experience and constructive criticism. Festival preparations are usually organised in separate classes, children selected to represent Artisan in the festival are chosen due to their talent, perseverance and ability to take direction.


My daughter has been attending Samantha’s LAMDA classes for a while now an has thoroughly enjoyed them. She is now on Grade 4 and is totally hooked and definitely wants to keep going all the way to the top grade. She says Samantha is a such a lovely Teacher.