The Double Award Winning

Identity School of Acting

In association with Netflix

The double award-winning

Identity School of Acting

Supported by

The Double Award Winning

Identity School of Acting

In association with Netflix

The double award-winning

Identity School of Acting

Supported by

John Boyega
Amelia Eve
Melanie Liburd
Damson Idris
Olivia Popica
Varada Sethu
Letitia Wright
Lily Cooper
John Boyega

The Double Award Winning

Identity School of Acting

Supported by

The double award-winning

Identity School of Acting

in association with Netflix

"Identity has provided me with a stepping stone into my dream career." - John Boyega

"Identity has provided me with a stepping stone into my dream career." - John Boyega

Amelia Eve

The Double Award Winning

Identity School of Acting

Supported by

The double award-winning

Identity School of Acting

in association with Netflix

"The calibre of teachers and students inspire you to bring your best to every class, every set, every stage" - Amelia Eve

"The calibre of teachers and students inspire you to bring your best to every class, every set, every stage" - Amelia Eve

Melanie Liburd

The Double Award Winning

Identity School of Acting

Supported by

The double award-winning

Identity School of Acting

in association with Netflix

"IDSA is a no-nonsense extremely high standard and disciplined drama school with a wonderful and supportive community" - Melanie Liburd

"IDSA is a no-nonsense extremely high standard and disciplined drama school with a wonderful and supportive community" - Melanie Liburd

Damson Idris

The Double Award Winning

Identity School of Acting

Supported by

The double award-winning

Identity School of Acting

in association with Netflix

"Identity Drama School helped me to locate a deep sense of self, leading to a high level of not only confidence, but above and beyond ambition" - Damson Idris

"Identity Drama School helped me to locate a deep sense of self, leading to a high level of not only confidence, but above and beyond ambition" - Damson Idris

Olivia Popica

The Double Award Winning

Identity School of Acting

Supported by

The double award-winning

Identity School of Acting

in association with Netflix

"As a working professional actor, Identity is the place where I can always go back and push my craft to a new level. You never stop learning." - Olivia Popica

"As a working professional actor, Identity is the place where I can always go back and push my craft to a new level. You never stop learning." - Olivia Popica

Varada Sethu

The Double Award Winning

Identity School of Acting

Supported by

Identity School of Acting

"IDSA is an invaluable experience with which I have been able to sharpen the skills I have already" - Verada Sethu

"IDSA is an invaluable experience with which I have been able to sharpen the skills I have already" - Verada Sethu

Letitia Wright

The Double Award Winning

Identity School of Acting

Supported by

The double award-winning

Identity School of Acting

in association with Netflix

"Through intensive classes and hard work, I have developed vital skills for a long-lasting acting career" - Letitia Wright

"Through intensive classes and hard work, I have developed vital skills for a long-lasting acting career" - Letitia Wright

Lily Cooper

The Double Award Winning

Identity School of Acting

Supported by

"The school has really pushed me and I have learnt so much about myself and gained so many new skills and tools" - Lily Cooper

Lily Cooper

Intensive part-time acting training in London with the double-award winning acting school IDSA

IDSA was founded 17 years ago, in response to the lack of diversity across Television, Film and Theatre. We decided to fill that void by setting up a school that would foster community, encourage diversity, and nurture a collective of global, ground-breaking actors; a school that reflects the world we live in.

Seventeen years later, with the support of an accomplished faculty and a clear mission, we stand as a leading UK & LA drama school, welcoming a diverse group of talented students each term. 

Our contribution to the performing arts has been recognised by Her Majesty The Queen, and both current students and IDSA alumni have gone on to claim notable awards and lead roles in major Hollywood productions.

If you are accepted into IDSA, you will benefit from the incredible training offered by our seasoned teachers, all of whom are established figures within their respective specialisms. You will be surrounded by a diverse mix of talented peers who share the same passion for the performing arts, and the same eagerness to hone their craft and broaden their understanding of what it truly means to be an actor.

You will benefit from performance opportunities in front of leading talent agents, and enjoy invaluable access to the industry through our Q&As, workshops and masterclasses. IDSA is not just a school that nurtures talent, it is a community of creatives who share a passion for the performing arts.

 This course serves applicants based in London and the surrounding areas. The IDSA In-Person Course gives students the opportunity to work in a physical space, developing their skills across stage and screen performance. Students can expect to work on a variety of different modules each term, such as Skills & Techniques, Voice, Classics, Movement, Screen & Text and more. This platform will provide a unique opportunity for students who are interested in working on stage and screen to build and develop their abilities to an extraordinarily high standard.

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What our alumni say

Damson Idris

"Identity Drama School helped me locate a deep sense of self, leading to a high level of not only confidence but above and beyond ambition."

Farming, Snowfall, The Commuter, Astral, City of Tiny Lights, Casualty
Varada Sethu

"IDSA is an invaluable experience with which I have been able to sharpen the skills I have already.”

Strike Back, Hanna, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Now You See Me 2

Letitia Wright

"Through intensive classes and hard work, I have developed vital skills for a long-lasting acting career"

Black Panther, Avengers Infinity War, Death on the Nile, Small Axe
Lilly Cooper

"The school has really pushed me and I have learnt so much about myself and gained so many new skills and tools."

The Witcher

John Boyega

“Identity has provided me with a stepping stone into my dream career.”

Small Axe, Star Wars Franchise, The Circle, Pacific Rim: Uprising

Melanie Liburd

"IDSA is a no-nonsense extremely high standard and disciplined drama school with a wonderful and supportive community."

Power Book II: GHOST, This is Us, Game of Thrones, Dark Matter

Amelia Eve

"The calibre of teachers and students inspire you to bring your best to every class, every set, every stage."

Westworld, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Enterprise.

Olivia Popica

"As a working professional actor, Identity is the place where I can always go back and push my craft to a new level."

Tyrant, Riviera, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Victoria

Start Your Acting Career Today at Identity School of Acting

Discover our intensive and dynamic part-time curriculum taught by leading industry directors.

Nuturing the next generation of talent

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Elevate your acting skills for stage and screen

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Full-spectrum acting training in a wide-range of acting disciplines

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Annual Showcase & Filmcase viewed by our In-House Talent agency IAG

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Exclusive IDSA student industry Q&As and workshops

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Experience great practitioners.

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Each term is for three-months, part-time classes, two-days per week

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Frequently asked Questions

Got questions? We’ve got answers! Take a look at some of the questions that prospective students ask frequently.

Get in touch with us if you can’t find an answer to your question or if you need more information on the IDSA London in person course.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants do not need to have trained professionally or had any experience to apply for the Identity School of Acting. All applicants are judged solely on their performance during the audition process. In order to attend Identity School of Acting you must:

  • Be fluent in the English language
  • Be 16+ when commencing at IDSA
How much are the course fees?

Our London in person course costs £800 per term.

Do I need to audition to be accepted into IDSA?

Yes. All applicants need to apply and audition for a place at IDSA. This applies to both our physical premises auditionees, as well as those applying for our online training.

Where can I find course dates?

You can find more details on course dates here

How much is the audition fee?

The application fee is £30. This payment is made during the application process.