At the end of the term there will be an open review of the work done for parents and friends of the participants, but the prime aim of the Academy is to develop dramatic skills and, when appropriate, to have them recognised through LAMDA. In 2013 students of the Theatre Academy, grades 5 and above, scored 20% distinction, 80% merit (and above) and a 100% pass rate on the LAMDA exams.
The cost of the Academy is 800Kč (700Kč for students at the ECP) per week or 9,500Kč per 15-week term. One to one lessons can be arranged for an additional 800Kč per hour. There is an additional charge payable directly to LAMDA for exam entry (c £50, depending on the level) which is assessed by visiting examiners from London.
The Theatre Academy takes place in our main school site, Sokolovská street 320, Praha 9, by the Vysočanská metro station.
Classes are two hours long and teaching is done through a combination of large group workshops for one hour and small group sessions (maximum of three per class) for the second hour. It is also possible for one-to-one acting coaching after the main sessions have ended. The group workshop focuses on improvisation, sketches, cabaret and both devised work and scenes from plays and musical theatre; the group and individual lessons spend time on monologues, verse and prose reading and declamation, including Shakespeare. Teaching is by experienced practitioners who are native English language speakers.
The English College in Prague Theatre Academy is open to anyone living in Prague between the ages of 11 and 25 who is keen to develop both their drama and English skills.