Established in 1973, Bodens has provided different levels of training in the performing arts for over 10'000 young people. Many have continued their education at Central School of Speech and Drama, RADA, Mountview, Guildhall, Royal Academy, LAMDA and East 15. We have Alumni working successfully throughout the industry all over the world. Bodens College of Performing Arts takes our standard of education to the next level.
We offer fully funded performing arts courses with over 30 hours a week tutor-led training in acting, singing and dancing. Students cover physical theatre, classical and contemporary plays, musical theatre, urban, commercial, contemporary and modern dance. Training includes private singing and acting lessons for all our students and several opportunities to perform throughout the year.
FULL TIME TRAINING
Our students attend college from 9.00am-3.00pm every day; twice the normal BTEC hours. At Bodens full time means 'full time' and all that extra training ensures further development.
Throughout our courses, students perform in more than ten full productions, covering classical and contemporary plays, theatre in education, devising, physical theatre and musical theatre.
DRAMA SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
Our college is built for performing arts, complete with dance and drama studios. The entire building is a hub of creativity and small class numbers mean you get the personal attention you need to progress.
"Bodens are removing the financial barrier to training and the Young Vic is confident that this will lead to greater diversity on our stages, behind the scenes and as our audiences."
ROB LEHMANN - YOUNG VIC
"Bodens have a long history of offering high quality training to young people. Their two year full time course is excellent. As a result the students are focused, disciplined and approach the work with a maturity beyond their years. I can recommend this course highly."
BARBARA HOUSEMAN - VOICE COACH & DIRECTOR
"I cannot recommend Boden’s enough for its support, willing and its team of experienced tutors and practitioners to be able to accommodate this level of training."