Welcome to the Musical Theatre Academy

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

School of the Year 2012 & 2017 in The Stage 100 Awards


of students have secured INDEPENDENT agent representation prior to graduating


of graduates are still in the industry


of those graduates still in the industry have secured West End and/or No 1 touring contracts


The MTA runs under the auspices of The Musical Theatre Academy London, registered charity number 1148894. The Board of Trustees currently consists of Jon Harris (Chair), Annemarie Lewis Thomas (Founder and CEO), Harry Blumenau (Casting Director)  Lauren Austin-Doyle and Samantha Hull (both of whom are performers and were part of the inaugural cohort of the college)
The charity was formed to ensure that the original aims of The MTA were upheld, to train a small cohort of students over an accelerated two year period whilst upholding the high standard that has made The MTA a market leader in such a short space of time. The charity is committed to providing vocational training to all successful applicants, regardless of their finances and circumstances. The charity advocates for a diverse college which puts the needs of the individual on a par with the demands of being a performer.