Newson Academy of Performing Arts Woking, Surrey

01932403421 07956266124

Newson Academy of Performing Arts Woking, Surrey

Acting in Pyrford, drama classes in Pyrford Musical Theatre classes in Pyrford , singing classes, LAMDA Exams, Holiday workshops, communication skills in Pyrford.

Drama, acting School in PYRFORD, near Woking, Surrey.

LAMDA Acting classes Woking

Shows, Festivals, Holiday Workshops and much, much more!

 Classes are £7.00 1 hour and £4.50 for 30 mins.


Classes are at Pyrford War Memorial Hall, with private lessons taking place in West Byfleet as well as Pyrford. 

We also employ a range of professionls including a LAMDA (London Academy of Dramatic Art) examainer and Musical theatre teacher. We are a friendly drama school offering weekly Drama and LAMDA classes and summer schools.

We accept children from 3 year olds to adults. We aim to improve your child’s: self – confidence, self– esteem, communication skills and open their imaginations. Plus to have fun whilst doing it. 

LAMDA 100% Pass rate Latest exam results: 23 Distinctions, 45 Merits and 13 Very High Passes. LAMDA Examinations in: Acting, Devising, Public Speaking, Reading for Performance, Spoken English and Speaking of Verse & Prose.

Learn speech and stage craft skills for: Audition technique, Drama school entry, LAMDA & Corporate work.

Newson Academy in West Byfleet opened in April 2007 by Jo Anne Newson CRB Enhanced cleared teacher and actress.

Week paid taster sessions and 10% sibling discount.

Performance Opportunities July and December Shows, Audition Coaching, Drama school entry coaching,


'Jo Anne came into our school to give an afternoon workshop. This was a huge success, with Joanne encouraging full participation from all our students. Indeed, so successful and productive was the drama input, we have decided to expand our courses, and working in collaboration with Joanne, will run several more drama programmes. We feel the benefits in confidence; self belief and fluency are immense.'
Mrs J Pilkington, Principal Harven School of English, Woking

'When I first started with Jo Anne, I had little knowledge of Drama. She gave me direction, and understanding. Jo Anne makes learning enjoyable and easy, her teaching methods are creative and practical.
Miss S of Woking (private pupil)

For a full timetable of all of our Drama and LAMDA Classes and to find the one most suited to you, please click on the 'Timetable Tab' above. 

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Jo Anne Newson BA Hons

School Address:
Pyrford village hall
Coldharbour Road
Pyrford West Byfleet
Gu22 8SP
United Kingdom

Telephone: 01932403421 07956266124

School Website:


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From Our Timetable:


Monday - Saturdays at Various

Newson Speech & Drama Centre

 Jo Anne Newson BA Hons, Lamda P Cert Lam

Tel: 07956 266124 or 01932 403421


Tue to Thurs Private lessons West Byfleet

Mondays – Cornerstone Centre West Byfleet

4.05 – 4.50        Introductory Speech & Drama   Ages 4 to 6

5.00 – 5.45        Junior Communication                  Ages 7 to 9

6.00 – 6.45        Advanced Performance                Ages 14 to 18

Mondays  – Cornerstone Centre Main Hall

4.05 – 4.50        Junior Performance         A           ges 7 to 9

5.00 – 5.45       Intermediate Speech & Drama    Ages 10 to 13

6.00 – 6.45        Advanced Communication           Ages 14 to 18 

Fridays  – Arbor Centre Pyrford

4.05 – 4.50        Junior Performance                      Ages 7 to 9

5.00 – 5.45        Junior Communication                 Ages 7 to 9

6.00 – 6.45        Senior Speech & Drama         Ages 10 to 14 

Saturdays  – Arbor Centre Pyrford Blue Room

09.15 –10.15     Introductory Speech & Drama     Ages 4 to 6 

10.25 –11.25     Introductory Speech & Drama     Ages 4 to 6

11.30 - 12.30     Senior Communication                 Ages 10 to 14   

12.45 – 4.00      Private Acting/ LAMDA/Lessons

Saturdays – Arbor Centre Pyrford Coffee Room

09.00 – 10.15     Junior Communication                  Ages 7 to 9

10.30 – 11.45     Junior Performance                        Ages 7 to 9

12.00 – 1.15        Senior Performance                       Ages 10 to 14

2.00 – 4.00         Youth Theatre Group                      Ages 7 to 14


95 Distinctions and 129 Merits

Auditions, Drama Scholarship & Public Speaking

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