Cygnet Theatre Drama School Exeter

01392 277189

Cygnet Theatre Drama School Exeter

Cygnet Drama School Exeter

You have been to the Youth Theatre but where can I go now - I want a career as an actor and need training.

Cygnet drama Students Exeter with Ian McKellen“The Cygnet Theatre in Exeter is unique in its training of actors. At some drama schools there is an emphasis on theory with actual performance being the end in view rather than a regular process.  When I saw “The Long Mirror”, it was a joy to see J.B. Priestley’s little-known play, performed by young actors learning on the job, guided by an expert, their director Richard Digby-Day, once director of the professionals at Exeter’s Northcott Theatre .

The Cygnet’s method is eminently practical and reminded me of my own early invaluable experience as an actor in regional repertory companies, tackling play after play through the year. Audiences taught me more than any academic class could.

In future, when I am asked what an inspiring actor can do to advance their hopes for a career in live theatre, I shall recommend applying for a place at The Cygnet.” Sir Ian McKellen, Feb 2018


  • Three Year Full Time Course
  • One Year Full Time Foundation Course
  • Youth Theatre
  • Summer Schools
  • Workshops
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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Rosalind Williams

School Address:
Cygnet Theatre
Friars Gate
United Kingdom

Telephone: 01392 277189

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