What is MX Musical Theatre?

An award-winning weekly Sunday Musical Theatre Training Academy where our hand-picked group of talented performers, train and prepare for a successful career in Musical Theatre coached by West End & Broadway performers and top industry professionals.

When are the classes?

We run on Sundays during term time (10 weeks per term, 3 terms per year) excluding school holidays.

Where are we?

In the Heart of the West End, in the world-famous Old Diorama Arts Centre!

How does it run?

A term provides 36 hours of high quality teaching over 10 weeks; across rehearsals and performance. Students are allocated to groups according to age and/or talent.

How much does it cost?

£425.00 + VAT for a 10-week term (36 hours in total). That's just £14.16 per hour!! A £270.00 deposit is required to secure your place.

Who do we teach?

Talented young performers aged 10-25 years old; we offer scholarships based on raw talent and potential.
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TIMES: Sundays 12-3p.m

Term dates - SUMMER 2024

  • APRIL: 21st, 28th
  • MAY: 5th, 12th, 19th
  • JUNE: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th (ALL students needed all day)
  • JULY: 7th (ALL students needed all day)
  • TWO WEEKS OFF this term include Half Term (26th May and 2nd June).

Please note, some dates may be subject to change.

Term dates - AUTUMN 2024

  • SEPTEMBER: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
  • OCTOBER: 6th, 13th
  • NOVEMBER: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th (ALL students needed from 12-5p.m)
  • TWO WEEKS OFF (20th October for Maintenance & 27th October for Half Term)

Please note, some dates may be subject to change.

Term dates - SPRING 2024

  • JAN: 12th, 19th, 26th
  • FEB: 2nd, 9th
  • MARCH: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
  • APRIL: 6th (ALL students needed all day)
  • WEEKS OFF this term include Half Term (16th & 23rd Feb) and Mother's Day (30th March).

Please note, some dates may be subject to change.

Why do more than one term?

  • Each term offers a slightly different structure and performance opportunities
  • Wider variety of performance and recording opportunities
  • Certificate of Achievement for completing a full academic year
  • Awards ceremony with West End Stars, Casting Directors and Agents for recognised achievements throughout the year, with prizes!
  • Perform at London Theatres, such The Other Palace, Greenwich Theatre, The Royal Court, London Palladium and The Royal Albert Hall
  • Build a bigger network of friends and industry contacts
  • Build mental resilience to cope with rejection that's an integral part of the performing arts industry
  • Push your skills even further
  • Never stop learning - after all, the industry never stops changing!

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Term opportunities

Taking part in any MX Musical Theatre term provides additional opportunities to perform in extra events, such as:

  • WEST END WOMEN - concert with West End leading ladies at CADOGAN HALL
  • ROYAL ALBERT HALL – Collabro's Road To The Royal Albert Hall tour
  • LIVE PERFORMANCE IN A LONDON THEATRE WITH WEST END STARS – You get to work with and perform with leading West End Stars (Spring Term)
  • WEST END LIVE – Perform to over 10,000 people in Trafalgar Square (Summer Term) *Not guaranteed each year*
  • END OF YEAR LIVE PERFORMANCE IN A LONDON THEATRE - With an awards ceremony attended by VIPs from the world of musical theatre (Summer Term)
  • MUSIC VIDEOS - shot by a professional videography team
  • SONG RECORDINGS – directed by Michael Xavier or a West End Musical Director

Term breakdown

Masterclasses run for 3 hours each Sunday during UK academic term time, from either 11am-2pm or 2.30-5.30pm. Each term is 10 weeks. Within each term you can expect:

  • Weeks 1-8: Training with LEADING industry professionals – 3 hours per week;
    • Acting Masterclass – 1 hour each week – you will learn how to approach a script using techniques from different practitioners geared towards an understanding of character, context and delivery.

    • Dance Masterclass – 1 hour each week  - you will learn various dance techniques, working towards a choreographed dance routine.

    • Singing Masterclass – 1 hour each week – You will learn the basics of the world-class Estill voice training programme, with a qualified Estill voice coach to develop and strengthen your vocal ability. You'll also be taught how to approach and learn songs in the way the West End professionals do!

  • Week 9: Sometimes we use these day for a FULL DAY rehearsal (6 hours) – piecing together all your 8 week’s training into a performance
  • Autumn Term - In-house showcase followed by our annual Christmas charity concert.
  • Spring Term - End of term assessments performed to a panel of industry experts OR shoot a music video.
  • Summer Term - End of year performance in a London Theatre to an audience of agents, casting directors and top industry VIPs - plus friends and family, of course!