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Sylvia Young Theatre School

Holiday Courses


Under the supervision of Sylvia Young OBE, our holiday courses are taken by both teachers from our full-time school and also by professionals from the theatre world.

The emphasis of our classes is on vocational development with good training. We aim to build confidence and communication skills. Students do not have to audition to take part and the course is suitable for those with some experience and for those entirely new to theatre. It is also a great opportunity to make new friends in a very happy environment.  

Holiday School offers a number of sessions in varying styles. Our very popular 'Theatre Classes Course' 7-18 years & Musical Theatre Course 10–18 years: Full information can be found in our course information menu and is held at our school in Nutford Place W1.

You can register directly online using our online booking page. Our booking system will inform you if any course is full.

General information

The school building opens at 9.30am every day. If students are being collected by parents/ guardians, they MUST be collected each day by 5pm. Please do not bring valuables to school as we cannot take responsibility for loss or damage to personal property.

Correspondence during the booking process, confirmation and updates are sent via email. Please check your settings, spam, junk mail.

What to Wear

During your time here, we recommend that comfortable clothes and shoes are worn - tracksuit, jazz shoes, trainers etc.


Students may purchase SYTS t-shirts during their week if they wish. However, uniforms are NOT compulsory. Students who have ordered SYTS t-shirts uniform can collect during the first day of the course.

Lunch & Break Times

Our cafeteria is run independently'. Students can purchase a weekly lunch voucher during online registration or students may bring packed lunches. 

During morning and afternoon breaks, all students can purchase snacks and drinks.

Please note: due to certain students suffering from nut allergies, we ask all visitors not to bring nuts or nut products into the school. 

Only students who are aged 16 and over with a permission note from parents / guardian may leave the building at lunchtime. Permission notes are given to the reception during registration.

First Aider

Our school first-aider is on duty at all times. Please ensure that she is aware of any problem or medication that your child may need.

Viewing Day

Viewing day is usually the last day of the course where parents/ guardians can visit classes and watch their child. You can visit for the whole day or part day. Just sign in at reception and collect a programme.

DVD Club

Our DVD runs till 4.50pm each day. Students should sign up on arrival each morning if they wish to stay at the ‘dvd club’.



Our staff does their very best to accommodate every child.  It is helpful for staff to be aware if a student is dyslexic, for example, so that support can be available in a drama or singing class to read scripts or lyrics.  Support would take the form of teacher awareness only.  We would not be able to provide an additional member of staff.
Equally, it may be helpful for dance teachers to be aware if a student is dyspraxic as the student may need more time to pick up routines.
The student would need to be able to benefit from the teaching available in the class at the same time as not impeding the learning of other students.
Should you wish to discuss any of these points with us to confirm whether the classes would be suitable for your child, please feel free to contact us.