Durban Actors Studio
Durban Actors Studio, founded in 2007, is a part-time, extramural, performing arts training centre. Our aim is to nurture and advance artistic ability and creative confidence in all our students; children to adults.
For children, aged 5-18, we run our award-winning weekly Speech and Drama classes at venues throughout Durban. These classes focus on developing core life skills such as creativity, confidence, communication, critical thinking and cooperation.
For young and dedicated theatre fans, aged 9 – 21, Durban Actors Studio and KickstArt Theatre team up to bring you KickstArt Youth Theatre (KYT). KYT delivers focused stage training, contact with industry professionals, backstage and rehearsal passes and more.
For adults, 18+, our Foundation Acting programme is widely acknowledged as a fantastic starter programme; enabling you to grow performance confidence.
For all ages, we offer the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), RQF certified, Performance and Communication exams. This syllabus is for people who want to receive UK accreditation. We offer training in Acting, Musical Theatre, Mime, Devising Drama, Public Speaking, Reading for Performance, Shakespeare and, the soon to be launched, LAMDA Acting Diploma.
We create and find as many opportunities as possible for our students to share their talent. Our students have performed in professional stage productions locally, nationally and internationally. They have been cast in international movies, tv advertisements, been voice over artists for radio advertisements and have also officially represented our country, South Africa, performing at the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, alongside the National Scottish Youth Theatre.