DRAMA SCHOOL HONG KONG

21st Century Performing Arts

THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW

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What is  Drama School Hong Kong?

Drama School Hong Kong is Hong Kong Theatre Company’s creative theatre training experience, designed to equip people with the technical skills needed to take their passion for theatre and performance to a new level. Whether a teenager or adult, amateur or professional, DSHK provides an exciting learning experience. We do this through expert instruction and a multi-disciplinary approach.

Who are the instructors?

Our Drama School Hong Kong instructors are industry professionals from the world of theatre, film and education. DSHK members will benefit from instruction in the core disciplines of acting, singing and dance, looking at different approaches and techniques within these areas, in order to build strong technical foundations in each.

Is there a performance?

With regular opportunities for sharing work and public production and performances in professional theatres, there are many platforms for each individual to demonstrate the skills that they have acquired at DSHK.

Why is DSHK so different?

At Hong Kong Theatre Company we are not just interested in training the performer but encouraging the art of theatre making. In addition to the staple performance skills DSHK members will be able to take advantage of technical and design tuition with visiting specialists delivering workshops throughout the year.

Building a healthy artistic environment

Experiencing the wider theatrical and artistic environment outside the studio classes is essential. Throughout the year some sessions will take the form of field trips to performances, exhibitions, theatre tours and film showings. In addition, at DSHK there will be opportunities for both members and their friends and family to come together on social and performance events; really building a sense of community within the programmes.

Why should I join Drama School Hong Kong?

The mission of Hong Kong Theatre Company is ‘To create, produce and inspire imaginative and exciting theatre’. Our DSHK programmes are a core part of us achieving that aim. If you have a voice and ideas that you want to share with others and you want to meet people who feel the same, then DSHK is the place for you. If you want a fun and exciting place to improve your performance skills or have always wanted to try something new, then DSHK is for you. If perhaps you have already decided on a career in theatre and are preparing to go to train at one of the major international training schools in the UK or USA, then DSHK is for you. Whatever your goal DSHK will help you to achieve it.

“We truly believe in the power of creativity, hard work, dedication, and self-discipline.”

MEET THE EXPERTISE THAT CREATES THE DSHK EXPERIENCE

experience and passion are everything

Vincent Warren

Vincent is Artistic Director of Hong Kong Theatre Company and the creator of Drama School Hong Kong. He has over 30 years of industry experience as an actor, director and theatre educator.

Wendy Warren

Wendy is a professional actress, professional voice and development coach and recognised yoga instructor. She is also the LAMDA examinations expert for HKTC. With over 3 decades of experience in the field, Wendy's experience makes her a specialist in her field and one of the reasons why the DSHK training programmes are so unique.

David Brian Colbert

David Brian Colbert is an award winning actor, singer and playwright recently relocated from New York City. His plays have won honors and accolades at festival readings around the US and his play, COAL, was produced Off-Broadway at New York’s 59E59 Theaters in 2015.

Claire Johnson

Claire has over 10 years of industry experience in dance, choreography and vocational teaching, specialising in Musical Theatre choreography and technique-based teaching methods. Claire enjoys working with performers from all levels of dance ability and is looking forward to creating some exciting original works with the talented performers at Drama School Hong Kong.

Timothy Speyer

visiting professional artist Tim's acting career spans three decades and he is a familiar face on the British professional theatre scene. A brilliant character actor with a wealth of industry experience, we are delighted to have him onboard as a consultant and one of our visiting international specialist instructors for Drama School Hong Kong

Owen Liggett

Owen is a professional Actor Musician BA (Hons), composer, musical director and drama coach. He has over eight years of experience teaching and working with students in both private, mainstream and special needs schools. The last three years, he has been providing drama and musical theatre training in both international and local schools across Hong Kong and Beijing. He is currently actively involved in the Hong Kong performing arts scene. His most recent professional credits have been in Hong Kong Theatre Company productions of Dr. Faustus, Forests and Fairylands and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Continue your performing arts journey with us today

embrace the artist in you

21st June

FRANKENSTEIN AUDITIONS

Join DSHK and be part of our next exciting production Frankenstein by Mary Shelley this coming October. With a unique blend of music, physical theatre and imaginative design, Drama School Hong Kong will bring Shelley’s monstrous creation to life for audiences of Hong Kong 

6th July - 7th august

Exciting Drama and Theatre Summer Programmes for ages 5 - 17 years

This summer has just got more exciting!

Starting from 6th July, running all the way through to 7th August, Summer Drama School is running weekly creative Drama and Theatre workshops, that will engage learners at whatever age and level of experience. 

Run by our specialist practitioners, these five day workshops will build confidence, ignite the imaginations and leave a lasting impression for all involved.

Fun games and activities, acting, physical theatre, script work and music and performance, these programmes have it all.

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