Training for the Profession

BIGLITTLE Theatre School offer highly focussed, intensive and specialised training for those students in sixth form or gap year who are seriously considering a career in the performing arts.  The Professional Development and GAP Theatre programmes provide students who are disciplined and committed the opportunity to work with a wide range of creative practitioners from the world of first class theatre and we have an exceptional record of aiding students gain drama school entry at renowned establishments such as RADA, Arts Educational, Mountview, GSA, LAMDA, RCSSD and many others.



Big Little Theatre School’s Professional Development Programme is a training company which meets for a full day of training on Saturdays plus supplementary weekday classes and other rehearsals at Big Little Studios.

PDP enables committed, focused and talented young performers (from academic year 12) to develop their skills in a fully professional environment, working with a wide range of top professionals in all aspects of theatre and production. 

 The professional development aspect enables the students to “step up” to a faster paced work rate where there is a higher expectation on them to take responsibility for their own development & work ethic. 


Trinity ATCL Diploma NQA Level 4

The GAP THEATRE course is carefully designed to cater for students aged 18-20. It is specifically for students wishing to commit to a shorter but intensive training programme to prepare for entry into top drama schools or universities. Students should have a genuine ambition to work in the performing arts industry.

The programme will provide advanced training in Musical Theatre and Acting. Students will join for core elements and then further specialise by opting for certain modules. The timetable is deliberately structured so that it is also possible to take on employment, enabling students to fund themselves throughout the course.

For students studying the Trinity Diploma Course, you will receive a recognised Trinity ATCL Diploma NQA Level 4 qualification, equivalent to the first year of a Degree course and a nationally recognised qualification.