Welcome to The MTA
The MTA is unique. We offer the UK’s first, fast track programme that is focused on getting you industry-ready in 2 years, rather than the traditional 3 years.
Entry to The MTA is by audition – no qualifications are necessary other than an overwhelming desire to work as a performer. Whilst we specialise in Musical Theatre, our ambassadors are equally at home on the screen and in straight plays (both contemporary and classical).
If you have a dream, the ambition and the drive, then The MTA is for you, because everyone here feels the same way. There are no career teachers at The MTA, only working professionals who want to teach the next generation of performers. They can, and as you can see from our stats do, give you the skills to realise your potential.
Annemarie Lewis Thomas
Be Industry Ready in 2 Years
On July 12th 2016 we launched the #time4change Mental Health Charter. To date 123 organisations have signed up to the charter. The MTA is proud to lead the way in Mental Health Education in Drama Training. For more information click here
What makes The MTA different is our ability to prepare you to be at a truly industry-ready professional standard in just 2 years. That’s why The MTA’s fast-track programme is staffed by passionate professionals who have already achieved success and are now focussed on giving you the skills to realise your ambition.
Our thorough approach, including a day-long audition process, which includes written feedback to all applicants, has earned The MTA the reputation of being ‘rigorously professional’. To date 100% of applicants have felt that The MTA audition day has been exceptional value for money.
We are proud to have been named School of the Year 2012 in The Stage 100 Awards…….“within just a few years of opening Lewis Thomas and her team have established themselves as a force in drama training that is not afraid to approach things”
In 2017 we were awarded the award for an unprecedented 2nd time . . . . “the judges noting its graduates now regularly feature in top professional productions – alongside a robust pastoral care package” The judges also noted our “growing influence in the training sector”
Of our 7 graduating year groups 100% of our students have left college having secured independent agent representation. 98% of our graduates have worked professionally since graduating. Check out the table below for the latest statistics for this year (please click on the picture to avoid eye strain). All of our 2017 graduates had secured INDEPENDENT agent representation 3 months prior to Showcase/Graduation. Also check out the Ambassador pages to see what EVERY graduate is up to.
The MTA has an award winning, pioneering approach to pastoral care – as written about in this blog by the Principal.
We are the only UK college to operate ‘a college for life’ policy – ensuring an ‘aftercare’ service unsurpassed by any other college. This includes ongoing pastoral and professional support, and free classes.
We are the only UK college to do public performances EVERY term. Go to our You Tube channel to see us in action.
Check out the ethos behind The MTA Way here
The MTA London Ltd is a registered charity. The Board of Trustees currently consists of, Annemarie Lewis Thomas, Lauren Austin & Samantha Hull. The latter two are both inaugural ambassadors for the college, ensuring that the college stays true to its ethos at all times. The Board is chaired by Producer and Consultant Jim Zalles