Welcome to The JPA Academy

& Stage Sprogs

Theatre schools for children aged 4-18. Dance classes, Singing classes, Drama classes. Musical Theatre training to build confidence & creativity.


At The JPA Academy our skilled teachers all have years of experience in the performing industry. We believe that the only people who should be teaching young people the skills required in the Performing Arts are people who are passionate, creative and who have real experience in their chosen fields.
Without exception, we begin every student’s journey at The JPA Academy by building confidence. Whether a child is “born” to be on the stage, or is struggling to speak up for themselves, we nurture and develop each individual voice. Learning to express oneself is an important part of a child’s development. We are passionate about helping to inspire creative, intelligent, independent performers.

We bring our experience in professional theatre to every discipline. We nurture our relationships with our friends in the industry including Directors, Choreographers, Actors, Singers, Dancers and Casting Directors, holding regular workshops with these professionals to give every student the opportunity to learn from artists at the top of their field. During each term The JPA Academy also holds a West End Workshop, where we invite one of our contacts in the West End to come along and teach material from current West End shows. This is at no extra cost, and is a unique opportunity for all the students at The JPA Academy.

Learn from a team with years of experience in the West End, TV and Film. Build confidence, make friends, be creative and have fun learning skills in Acting Singing and Dancing.

For your younger budding performers, we run Stage Sprogs. Here we follow the same ethos for 4-6 year olds (but the sessions are one and a half hours) using Drama, Singing and Dance to build confidence for their early years.

Come for a free taster session at any of our  Drama classes Singing classes and Dance classes. Musical theatre classes at our theatre schools in Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells.




Comedy improvisation, Shakespeare, Acting for Camera, Audition Technique, Confidence Building, Practitioners, and much more. Local Drama classes for kids.

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Safe Vocal Technique, Group Harmony Singing, Solo Performance, Acting through Song, Musical Theatre, and Pop are just some of the aspects of singing covered at the academy. Singing classes for kids.


Improve your Coordination, Fitness, and Stamina whilst learning some fun new steps! Dance training improves posture, confidence and ability to express creativity. Dancing classes for kids. Get your kids confident. Get your kids active.

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Dance classes for kids


We put on two shows every year. Our Christmas shows have raised thousands of pounds for local and children’s charities, and our full-scale summer spectaculars are not to be missed. Performing classes. Musical theatre sessions for kids. Channel your kids’ creativity.

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All of the tutors at our theatre schools in Tonbridge,  Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells, have years of experience in the industry. We have performed on the West End stage, in Concerts, on Film and in Television. We are able to use all of our contacts in the theatre — agents, directors, choreographers and performers to give our students the best possible training to develop their skills.


At The JPA Academy children’s safety is paramount. All of our teachers are DBS checked, have full chaperone licences and are fully qualified, as well as having a wealth of professional experience. We are fully insured at all our venues and provide regular first aid training for our staff. Our children are free to be creative and confident in a safe, supportive and fun environment. Click here to read our Safeguarding and Data policies.


We regularly invite our contacts in professional theatre, TV and film to come to The JPA Academy. Past theatre workshops include Mamma Mia!, Cats, Les Mis, Wicked, We Will Rock You, Little Shop of Horrors, Bugsy Malone and Mary Poppins. We have also recently added Acting for Camera, Movie Making and Comedy Improvisation to our list of professional workshops.

Winner of Best Children’s Business 2017

New classes for 4-6 year olds