Blackfriars Theatre Academy

Fantastic training with industry professionals, live performance opportunities & full scale musicals, encouraging children and young people to become hard working, passionate, dedicated and skilled performers.

The new term begins on Saturday 6th January 2018.

As always we are happy to offer a FREE taster session to anyone looking to come along and join the Academy. Contact Amanda or Box Office to book your taster session. Scroll down to see class times and ages.

Our weekly performers classes start back on the 8th January as follows:- 

Mondays - Seniors 15+ -  8pm - 9.30pm
Cost - £5/wk for Academy Members
£6/wk for Non Academy Members

Tuesdays - Juniors 7 - 9 yrs - 5 - 6pm
Cost - £5/wk for Academy Members
£6/wk for Non Academy Members

Tuesdays - Mids 9 - 14 yrs - 6pm - 8pm
Cost - £6/wk for Academy Members
£8/wk for Non Academy Members


We are also proud of the progress of our BTA Dance group and have moved the Infant / Junior class to Saturdays as follows:-

Abi Kingsley-Parker will continue to teach Associated Board of Dance classes now on Saturdays and Mondays, working towards ABD exams following the below syllabuses-

Infant / Junior Class - Pre Primary / Primary Grades 

2.15 - 3.15pm  Ballet/Tap  - £5 per class


Grade 2 - Ballet

5.30 - 6.30pm

Grade 1 - Ballet
6.30 - 7.30pm 

Mid/Senior Combined
7.30 - 8.00pm  Stage / Commercial

Take both the Ballet and Stage/Commercial classes for just £6 per week. 
Payments to be made weekly in class or via parentmail.

Contact Abi on for more information.
Call Box Office on 01205 363108 to book your place in class.


Suitable for ages 15+ and taught by Courtney Hunt.

TUESDAYS - 8 - 9pm
Class costs £5/wk.

Contact Amanda for more details on

For more information on pricing and to book your space please contact Amanda on


Blackfriars undoubtedly plays a very important role as Boston's centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.