We offer acting classes for adults and young people of all ages and levels of experience. If you are an absolute beginner looking for a place to express yourself, a professional actor wanting to advance your craft, or somewhere in between you are sure to find what you are looking for in our term classes, holiday courses, casting workshops or pre-professional program.


  • To provide an outstanding level of actor training with courses to suit all performance levels
  • To support students’ development with an individual approach to training
  • To ensure students work in a caring and professionally supportive environment


We believe the art of performance will make your heart soar and enrich you as a human being. We approach our performance training with honesty, integrity and commitment to each student’s individual development. The core motivation behind what we do is our passion for the craft, and our commitment to the personal and professional development of each student. We are dedicated to bringing quality education, self-growth, self-confidence and the highest level of training to fully prepare our students for a career in the industry.


APS director Peter Derrick created the acting school as an extension of our sister company SmallFry & DTM Talent Agency, established over 35 years ago. As a successful talent agent with children of his own who were involved in the arts, Peter identified a need to offer a high level of training to actors of all ages with equal focus on both stage and screen.

Peter imagined a tiered pathway of acting courses available under the one roof. This pathway, catered to each student’s individual level and age range, would grow and deepen as the actor’s ability grew and deepened.

Find your pathway. Come and play with us.