The Brentford academy offers actor training for ages 5 - 25 and has an array of young talent from the South West London areas of Hounslow, Kew, Richmond, Ealing, Chiswick, Hanwell and Acton.

Please enquire about ages and appropriate groups. Division of groups by age is not an exact science at HAYA and is based on the individual needs and the demographic demands at the time.

You will be taught the craft of acting.

  • Voice and Speech
  • Movement
  • Classical Performance
  • Acting for screen / Naturalism
  • Theatre performance skills
  • Stage Combat
  • Devising & Theatre Making
  • Accent & Dialect
  • Improvisation
  • Character Developmenmt

Each year our young actors are given the opportunity to show off their acquired skills in an actors showcase.

Every actor at HAYA is offered a place on our agency books. This is purely optional and does not affect or impact upon the training and enjoyment of the workshops should you decide not to join.

Actors who join the agency will be seen regularly for professional work in Film, TV, commercials and theatre through castings and auditions with some of the industry’s leading casting directors.

I have known Sarah and her team since 2012 and they have always worked in a professional manner in a warm and inviting environment. My 21 year old son has Aspergers and his speech was delayed. Through HAYA his confidence both on and off the stage is amazing. Once written off educationally he is now off to university in September. I would recommend HAYA to anyone no matter if it’s to build confidence or get your foot in the door for your acting career.

Our Staff

Where we are

We have four academies

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The Caird Hall, Crawley Hill GU15 2DA. New Monday class now available.

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Brentford Free Church, Boston Manor Road TW8 8DW

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Telegraph Hill Centre, Kitto Road SE14 5TY

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Salvation Army, Glendale Gardens/Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 2AR

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Come and Join Us

Everyone is welcome at HAYA between the ages of 4-25. Whatever your background or experience, you will be taught the craft of acting.