• Five weeks in the world-heritage city of Bath
  • Residence in historic town-houses
  • Small classes taught by British and American faculty
  • All-inclusive weekend trip to Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Course-related study trip to London
  • Masterclass with a top-flight British actor
  • Regular attendance at local theatre productions
  • Visits to Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Oxford

June 8 - July 13, 2019

Students with a passionate interest in theatre and performance can choose to enrol for ASE’s Theatre Summer School, where they learn, rehearse and perform alongside both British and American students.

The Theatre School runs alongside our main Summer School and all students share historic housing and use of ASE’s Study Centre. They can also attend whole programme events, including day trips to Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Oxford.

Theatre Summer School comprises two courses: a Core Course, Not Just Shakespeare: British Theatre History; and a Practical Performance Course, Acting, British Style. ASE recommends four credits for each of the two courses, but it is the responsibility of each student to make certain that credit transfer has been approved before leaving for England.

With a maximum class size of fifteen, places fill rapidly. The final deadline for applications is February 15 2018, but you are advised to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

All Theatre School performance classes take place at The Mission Theatre, a venue at the heart of the city of Bath, housing a large well-equipped main auditorium suitable for end-on, thrust or in-the-round productions for up to 100 audience members. Theatre Summer School culminates in a public performance of work devised during the Programme.

As well as joining audiences for a rich variety of professional and amateur productions in Bath and nearby bristol, All Theatre School students will see relevant shows in London's West End and/or on the South Bank. Two further days are spent in Stratford-upon-Avon,where they will watch the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company in performance.

Classes are taught collaboratively by a professor from one of ASE’s Affiliate Institutions, and by British faculty and theatre practitioners. For 2019, the US professor is Jemma Levy, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Washington and Lee University, VA. Email:

Rapier and dagger workshop
Theatre Students at Stratford
Theatre Students workshopping
Stage Presence!
Hamming it up at the birthplace of the Bard
Preparing for the Restoration Scene in the Final Show