Take the first step on road to fame

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Article Date: November 29, 2005 | Publication: Evening Times (Glasgow) | Author: Editors
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GLASGOW ACADEMY OF MUSICAL THEATRE ARTS

What is it: Offers a full programme of weekend, part-time and full-time courses covering every aspect of musical theatre. Former students have gone on to work in London West End shows. Puts on shows and performances throughout the year, including SECC panto.

Where: Fabulous studios at Farnell Street, St Georges Cross.

When: Depends on the class you are taking.

Academy is open during weekdays and in the evenings.

Age: Part-time classes offered to youngsters from age four upwards.

Full-time HND course offered to those aged 16 plus.

Is it easy to get in?

The full-time diploma requires an audition.

Part-time enrolment through open days. Next open day is January 14, 2006.

Cost: From GBP30 - GBP120 per month for part-time courses.

Info: Call 08700 111818 or log on to www. gamta. org. uk APOLLO PLAYERS What is it: Apollo has been at the centre of Glasgow musical theatre for nearly 40 years. They offer classes in all aspects of musical theatre and put on shows throughout the year. Different groups for adults and children.

Where: 71 Oxford Street, New Gorbals, Glasgow.

When: Youngsters attend on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings.

Age: Junior Players are aged 5-15, then they join adult classes.

Is it easy to get in? No audition policy, and you can join at any point in the year. They are holding an open day in January 2006.

Cost: GBP4 per class.

Info: Call 0141 420 3636 or log on to www.

theapolloplayers.

com LYNNE MILLAR ACADEMY OF THEATRE ARTS What is it:

Full programme of classes covering singing, acting, dancing and musical theatre for children and adults. Aimed both at those seeking fame, and those who just want fun.

Where: 243 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.

When: Evenings and weekends. Duration depends on the class.

Age: From aged two right up to adulthood.

Is it easy to get in?

Youngsters can join at any time, and the terms last for eight weeks. No audition necessary.

Cost: From GBP1.65 per hour to GBP5.50 per hour, depending on which class you choose.

Info: Call 0141 332 6332 for details.

SCOTTISH YOUTH THEATRE What is it: For nearly 30 years, SYT has been giving youngsters the opportunity to act, have fun, learn new skills and make new friends.

Former students include Lord Of The Rings star Billy Boyd, Kirsty Young, Douglas Henshall and Gerard Butler. Aimed at everyone, regardless of ability.

Where: SYT's brand new building is located below the old Sheriff Court at 105 Brunswick Street, Glasgow.

When: Classes are held at weekends, and last one to two hours, depending on age.

Age: From age 3 - 25.

Is it easy to get in?

No audition policy, but demand is high and places are limited. There is often a waiting list for classes. Three terms per year, with priority given to those who attended the term before.

Cost: From GBP80 for a 10-week term.

Info: Call 0141 552 3988 or log on to www. scottishyouth theatre. org


ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA (RSAMD).

What is it: Full programme of drama and movement classes, aimed at young people with an interest in drama. Summer schools in acting, musical theatre and production also take place.

Based at Scotland's prestigious national academy.

Where: RSAMD in Renfrew Street, Glasgow.

When: Every Saturday.

Class times and duration depend on age.

Age: 5 - 17 Is it easy to get in?

No audition necessary, but demand for places is high.

Cost: From GBP10 per week.

Info: 0141 270 8213


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