Term Times & School Policy


Spring Term
  • January | 6th 13th, 20th 27th
  • February | 3rd, 10th ,17th
  • March | 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
  • HOLIDAY ACTIVITY WEEKS. Easter Monday 8th April to Friday 12th April.

2024 - (Tickets on Sale 6th January)

Spring Show
  • Saturday 23rd March 11.30am- Early Stages, Preschool & Junior 1. (Saturday morning students)
  • Saturday 23rd March 4.30pm - Early Stages, Preschool. & Junior 1. (Saturday afternoon students)
  • Sunday 23rd March 11.30am- Early Stages, Preschool & Junior 1. (Saturday morning students)
  • Sunday 23rd March 4.30pm- Early Stages, Preschool & Junior 1. (Saturday morning students)
  • All other classes on as normal


Summer Term
  • April 13th 20th, 27th
  • May 4th, 11th, 18th 25th
  • June 8th, 15th, 22nd 29th
  • July 6th, 13th, 20th
  • Summer Week 1 - Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July. Week 2- Dates TBC.

2024 - (Tickets on sale 13th April)

Summer Show
  • Saturday 29th June 11.30am - Junior 2, Intermediate & Seniors. (Saturday morning students)
  • Saturday 29th June 4.30pm - Junior 2, Intermediate & Seniors. (Saturday afternoon students)
  • Sunday 30th June 11.30am - Junior 2, Intermediate & Seniors. (Saturday afternoon students)
  • Sunday 30th June 4.30pm - Junior 2, Intermediate & Seniors. (Saturday afternoon students)
  • All other classes on as normal.


No Classes
  • 24th February
  • 30th March
  • 6th April
  • 1st June
  • 28th October


Exam Dates
  • Saturday 8th & Sunday 19th November 2023
  • Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th March 2024
  • Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June
  • If your child is scheduled for an exam, please keep the weekend free


Winter Term
  • 7th, 14th, 21st , 28th September.
  • 5th, 12th , 19th, October.
  • 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th November.
  • 7th, 14th & 15th December.


Summer Term
  • 26th April.
  • 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th May.
  • 7th , 14th, 21st, 28th & 29th June.
  • 5th, 12th July.


Spring Term
  • 4th, 11th , 18th 25th January.
  • 1st, 8th, 15th February.
  • 1st, 8th, 15th , 22nd, 29th March.
  • 5th & 6th April.


Show Dates
  • 14th & 15th December 2024
  • 5th & 6th April 2025
  • 28th & 29th June 2025


School Holiday Activities
  • 14th to 17th April
  • 21st -25th July

School Fees

Acting Up offers the first session free of charge as a taster session, followed by a 6 week trial period where fees can be paid weekly before the session until you are happy your child has settled and Theatre School is something they wish to continue. After this time fees are to be paid on a term by term basis. As a parent/guardian you will be held responsible for payment, even if your child does not attend a class. This encourages regular attendance that will enable your child to progress more quickly. Only in the event of severe weather conditions and school closure will a session be refunded. This will appear in the form of a credit on the following terms invoice. Pupils with outstanding invoices will be asked to stop lessons until the balance is cleared. School fee’s depend on the age of your child and which classes he/she attends, please contact us for further information.


It is compulsory that all pupils attend in school uniform. Hair must be well groomed for all subjects and jewellery should not be worn at any time. Only pupils who are in their trial period will be allowed into lessons without uniform. Uniform can be order at Theatre School or by email or telephone. Uniform order sheets can be found in reception, uniform can only be collect when it has been paid for.  

Should I expect to pay additional fees?

No, unlike other school’s we do not charge for extra rehearsals.  When working towards productions we aim to keep costumes to a minimum in order to keep cost low for parents. However, on some occasions parents will be asked to pay a costume hire fee of £5.00.

Child Protection

At Acting Up, we recognise the importance of providing a safe and secure environment for all our students. All members of our staff, whether paid or volunteering, are required to apply on a regular basis for Enhanced Clearance through the DBS.  Acting Up children are taught by highly specialised teachers & instructors. In addition the children are supervised by our principal and cared for by our teaching assistants & chaperones. We encourage anyone of any age who has ANY concerns about a child to contact either the school principal or a LADO officer without hesitation.

A copy of our schools full Child Protection documents can be given upon request.

Data Protection

By completing a registration form you give permission to keep the above data on record for 12 months for the purposes of emergency and internal advertising/communication after which time your details will be disposed of securely. Parents are required to complete a new form at the start of every academic year. We do not share your personal information with any third parties. It is the parent’s responsibility to inform us of any change in information including telephone numbers and addresses.

A copy of our schools full Data Protection documents can be given upon request.

Pupil Behaviour

We are a theatre school and expect the students to behave with respect for fellow students. We will not tolerate bad behaviour of any kind, including

  • Continual disruption to the running of the school & lessons.
  • Mental/Physical abuse of other members or teachers/principals.
  • Swearing, bad language or inappropriate behaviour.

Should your child exhibit any signs of bad behaviour the principal will decide the most appropriate course of action. It may result in expulsion from the school. Where necessary the parent/guardian will be kept informed.

Medical Information and Special Requirements

You are required to give details of any medical condition, disability, disorder or special requirements Acting Up staff should be aware of including allergies and any medication your child may need to take whilst attending.

Photography and Videos

You give permission for your child to be photographed or recorded in class for any necessary promotion purposes in print, press, social media and any marketing material.

Interested in Getting Started?

Enrolment Enquiry

Click for the form to enquire about enrolling your children for Acting Up Children’s Theatre School.