The Brentford academy offers actor training for ages 5 - 25 and has an array of young talent from the South West London areas of Hounslow, Kew, Richmond, Ealing, Chiswick, Hanwell and Acton.

Please enquire about ages and appropriate groups. Division of groups by age is not an exact science at HAYA and is based on the individual needs and the demographic demands at the time.

You will be taught the craft of acting

  • Voice and Speech
  • Movement
  • Acting for screen / Naturalism
  • Theatre performance skills
  • Stage Combat
  • Devising and Theatre Making
  • Accent and Dialect
  • Improvisation
  • Character development
  • LAMDA 1:1

Each year our young actors are given the opportunity to show off their acquired skills in an actors showcase / performance - traditionally this is performed at a local theatre or as part of a wider festival.

Every actor at HAYA is offered a place on our agency books. This is purely optional and does not affect or impact upon the training and enjoyment of the workshops should you decide not to join.

Actors who join the agency will be seen regularly for professional work in Film, TV, commercials and theatre through castings and auditions with some of the industry’s leading casting directors.


“HAYA is an incredible opportunity for young people to gain professional coaching in a fun, safe and dynamic environment. Alongside being enjoyable and relaxed, as students, we also develop a sense of discipline, motivation and social skills that are invaluable even beyond the world of theatre. Joining HAYA was a truly brilliant decision and I highly recommend it to anyone with a passion or interest in the performing arts-and a love for the spotlight” - Seli Kalra - 17

“HAYA provides a really fun but professional atmosphere for all young aspiring actors at an affordable price. HAYA has also helped me with my depression and social anxiety. There’s no way I would be as happy as I am now without the amazing people there.” Matthew Fulcher - 16

“ I have known Sarah and her team since 2012 and they have always worked in a professional manner in a warm and inviting environment. My 21 year old son has Aspergers and his speech was delayed. Through HAYA his confidence both on and off the stage is amazing. Once written off educationally he is now off to university in September. I would recommend HAYA to anyone no matter if it’s to build confidence or get your foot in the door for your acting career” - Alex James (Parent)

Term dates

Our classes run every Thursday throughout the term time at Brentford Free Church

Minis - 4.30 - 5.30
Juniors - 4.30 - 6.30
Seniors - 6.30 - 8.30
HAYA + - 8.30 - 10.00

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Everyone is welcome at HAYA between the ages of 5-25. Whatever your background or experience, at HAYA you will be taught everything you need to know that will enable you to flourish as a professional actor.

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Where We Are

We have four Academies.