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NOVEMBER 2020 - ZOOM & FACETIME LESSONS

We are taking bookings for Private Online Lessons via Zoom & Facetime for Audition Coaching, Drama School Auditions, 11+ & 13+ Drama Scholarships, Interview Technique & Public Speaking. 


We are also offering LAMDA Exam Coaching in Acting, Devising, Reading for Performance, Shakespeare, Speaking in Public and Speaking of Verse & Prose. 


Please get in touch for current availability and times using the contact form or 

e: [email protected] m: 07956 266124


OCTOBER 2020 - NEWSON ACADEMY HALF TERM WIZARDS AND WITCHES 28TH & 29TH OCT

Workshops are for 4 to 6 year olds and 7 to 10 year olds for current pupils and their friends, 9.30 to 3.30pm costing £55 and £50 for current pupils and siblings.


To book your child’s/children/teenager half term workshop place and or 2 weeks paid taster sessions as we accept pupils throughout the term, please contact JoAnne 07956 266124 or [email protected] Download your booking forms here.

SEPTEMBER 2020 - NOW BOOKING AT RIPLEY

Our Ripley branch is now OPEN at Ripley Primary School GU23 6ED on Saturdays with ONLY 8 pupils per class! We are also now booking for Wednesdays and Thursdays.

We are very excited that all our classes will be running in September and we are now taking bookings for all SEPTEMBER classes in DRAMA, LAMDA and MUSICAL THEATRE.

Please see our timetable for current classes and we will be updating with new classes over the coming weeks

SEPTEMBER 2020 - PARENTS LETTER

Download our latest newsletter for parents here.

AUGUST 2020 - NEW VENUES, NEW TIMETABLE

A new term means we have a new timetable of classes and lessons - Speech and Drama, Musical Theatre, LAMDA training and singing classes. Classes will resume in September following the new guidelines from Public Health and the Government. Find our timetable below or please get in touch for further details.

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JUNE 2020 - ONLINE PRIVATE LESSONS NOW RUNNING

We hope everyone is keeping safe and well during this uncertain time. If you would like to take up a new skill or hobby then we have the resources for you!

Online lessons are now up and running from this week so please get in touch ASAP.


MONDAY to FRIDAY PRIVATE LESSONS BETWEEN 4.00pm - 7.00pm

SATURDAY PRIVATE LESSONS BETWEEN 9.30am - 1pm


Audition coaching, Interview technique, Public Speaking, Speech & Drama and LAMDA Exam coaching.


Please get in touch for current availability and times using the contact form or details below.

e: [email protected]            m: 07956 266124

MAY 2020 - NEW TIMETABLE FROM SEPTEMBER 2020

A new term means we have a new timetable of classes and lessons - Speech and Drama, Musical Theatre, LAMDA training and singing classes. We will keep you updated as to when group classes may be able to resume under guidelines from Public Health and the Government and in the meantime hope that you are all safe and well.

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MARCH 2020 - COVID-19 UPDATE

It is with a very heavy heart that Newson Academy must remain closed until further notice. Along with other schools and extra curricular providers this is an absolutely heart breaking decision. We are in unprecedented times and in a very weird place in the world right now. We would like to thank everyone who has sent messages of support and help. As a small business this is going to affect us greatly, and we so appreciate everyone's kind words and messages of support to help at this terrible time.

We have already started to put contingency plans into place so that as many lessons as possible can continue and so there is consistency for our students. not least because these are scary times for the young people in our care and one of the most important things we can do is try to find some consistency for them. All private lessons will be able to continue and will be taught online and we are currently putting plans into place for group classes and online workshops. Any remaining private lessons for this term will be taught online and then when we know what is happening come the end of April we will be able to assess moving forward, so please watch this homepage for updates.

We wish everyone the utmost good health and safety at this scary time.

JoAnne, Viki, Joanna, Kitty and all the team of Newson Academy

MARCH 2020 - COVID-19 UPDATE

Unfortunately, with the new guidance from Public Health and the Government, we are having to cancel our Easter Workshops at The Arbor Centre and all of our classes are suspended with immediate effect.

Please watch this space for details of our next workshops, hopefully taking place in the Summer.

Wishing you all a safe and happy Easter break and hopefully we will see you all soon.

Joanne and team.

MARCH 2020 - NEW TIMETABLE FROM APRIL 2020

A new term means we have a new timetable of classes and lessons. Speech and Drama, Musical Theatre, LAMDA training and singing classes. Obviously, we will keep you updated with regards to when classes will resume due to the current situation regarding COVID-19.

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JANUARY 2020 - LAMDA RESULTS

Congratulations to our students that took LAMDA exams on 26th January 2020 - 7 achieved Passes with Distinction and 1 achieved Pass with Merit! Well done, Miss Joanne is very proud of you all.

MAY 2019 - LAMDA RESULTS

Congratulations to our students that took LAMDA exams on 19th May 2019 - all 7 achieved Passes with Distinction! Well done, Miss Joanne is very proud of you all.


APRIL 2019 - FESTIVAL RESULTS

Many congratulations to our academy pupils with their excellent results from the Richmond upon Thames Performing Arts Festival which took place on 7th April 2019.

* Jennifer under 9 Acting - 1st Place

* Amelia 8 years poetry - Highly Commended

JANUARY 2019 - LAMDA RESULTS

Congratulations to our 7 students that took LAMDA exams on 20th January - all 7 achieved Passes with Distinction! Well done, Miss Joanne and Miss Lauren are very proud of you all.


NOVEMBER 2018 - FESTIVAL RESULTS

Many congratulations to our academy pupils with their excellent results from the Woking Speech and Drama Festival which took place on 10th November 2018.

* Ava under 8 poetry - Commended

* Ethan 8 years poetry - Merit

* Amelia under 9 years poetry - 3rd place out of 12 entries

* Amelia 7 to 9 years acting - Distinction