About Us2018-09-10T18:01:26+00:00

Why we are here

We are here to provide access to expert arts education, to inspire people to serve their craft, and propagate performance.

What we do

Through our solo and group coaching sessions, we develop the skills needed to be a creative, skilled and diverse performer – a performer who can work towards a viable and sustainable career in the arts.

Our History

Founded in 2007, Durban Actors Studio started life as Rising Star Performing Arts (RSPA) Theatre School. 

Our first class was held in 2007 with the vision of providing expert theatre training for young people who want “more” than school drama and more than extramural “play” drama. Since then we have maintained our vision and grown from strength to strength, seeing on average 250 students attending various classes each week. 

We have a strong relationship with the internationally respected theatre school, LAMDA, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and have been a private training and examination centre for LAMDA since 2008. We have taught their performance and communication syllabus for over 10 years and have received 100% pass rates, year on year, with the majority of students receiving a Distinction pass in the fields of acting, musical theatre and mime.  

In 2016 we re-branded as Durban Actors Studio, a name which uniquely identifies our position in the Durban, Kwazulu Natal Performing Arts field. 

We are here to provide access to expert arts education, to inspire people to serve their craft, and propagate performance.