Lindfield’s Award Winning Drama Academy
Ariel Company Theatre’s Haywards Heath Academy opens its doors to students every Saturday afternoon from its location at Lindfield Primary Academy. The drama school, which is Ariel’s fifth in Sussex will shortly celebrate its third birthday and has gone from strength to strength providing students aged 4 to 19 from Lindfield, Haywards Heath and the surrounding area with great drama training and skills which will help them in every aspect of life.
The weekly classes focus on all aspects of the Arts including singing, dance and of course acting. Ariel promotes a family atmosphere at all their academies and aims to help children fulfil their potential and build their confidence. Some follow their dream and go on to act in film and television or join a full-time drama school, others just have a whole lot of fun and the opportunity to perform on some of the largest stages in Sussex.
Ariel has won recognition in many areas including being named the KalliKids best UK Theatre Class in 2014 & 2015 and more recently the 2017 winners of a Mid Sussex Young Volunteer award for best Volunteer Group. This was awarded to the Ariel Othello Buddies who volunteer every week to support Ariel students who have special educational needs.
Every year students take part in an annual showcase at a major venue such as the Hawth Theatre in Crawley or Chequers Mead in East Grinstead. Full to the brim of musical theatre classics, moving drama pieces and exhilarating dance these shows provide students with the opportunity to perform and show what they have learnt. In addition students are always encouraged to audition for Ariel’s major productions and plays. A full gallery detailing past productions can be found on our website and our major musical for 2018 will be Les Misérables.
We are delighted to be performing again in the Lindfield Arts Festival. Ariel’s offers free trials at all their drama academies for prospective students aged 4 -19. There is no audition process and everyone is welcome.
For more information or to book a trial call 01444 250407 or visit www.arielct.co.uk.