We specialise in the training of drama teachers and delivering courses and workshops in Drama and Public Speaking for individuals and groups.

Whatever you are looking for, there is a course for you!

Teaching Diploma in Speech and Drama

The Russell Academy has an outstanding record of results in training teachers of Speech and Drama.

This two year course provides expert tuition for those who wish to train for this exciting and challenging career.

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Effective Public Speaking

Our highly qualified team of tutors have developed programmes for Effective Public Speaking which have proved of huge benefit to people needing to use their voice in a public way.

In addition, Russell Academy will tailor courses in Public Speaking for your company, addressing your specific needs.

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Acting for Fun and Adult Scene Study Courses

The Acting for Fun courses enable people to develop confidence and explore their creativity in a relaxed environment. Our Adult Scene Study courses for beginners and advanced students, enable you to explore some great scenes from modern dramatists giving the opportunity for indepth character investigation, stage craft, voice and movement.

We can also design and deliver specific workshops for your group or organisation in the areas of performance technique, movement and voice, script analysis and characterisation.

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Recent Updates

Check out our last updates concerning our courses.

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We are now taking applications for 2020/21


If you believe in the importance of drama in stimulating and engaging the imagination of young and not so young, this is the course for you. For many years now.. read more

Effective Public Speaking Course September and October 2020


An opportunity to work on your communication skills and overcome fear of speaking in public. Our next course – in association with Griffith College – will be a two Saturday.. read more

Congratulations Licentiate Students


The Speech and Drama Licentiate Diploma results are in!  Congratulations to our wonderful students this year who surpassed themselves and delivered – achieving superb results.  Another group of talented and.. read more