Drama, Dance School and stage academy, Preston

Welcome to Premier Drama Academy

Premier Drama Academy empowers students to gain confidence, learn new skills, form friendships and showcase their talents through our range of drama, dance and musical theatre classes in Preston.



We provide a range of classes in different genres of dance.  Pupils will receive high quality lessons in Ballet, Modern, Tap and more.

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Our Drama classes are fun, exciting and taught by a highly experienced teacher.  The children learn new skills, grow in confidence, can take exams and also be a part of our shows and performances.

Musical Theatre

Our fantastic Musical Theatre classes run simultaneously with our Drama classes so pupils receive tuition in both to a high standard.  They are also able to take exams in both and take part in our fantastic shows.

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Pop Class

A fun class where children can learn to sing and dance to their favourite pop songs.
They can release their inner Beyonce or Bruno Mars whilst having fun and learning new skills.

1-2-1 Tuition

We provide private tuition in Acting, Musical Theatre, Singing and Dance.

Don't live in Preston? No problem, we can offer skype lessons in acting from the comfort of your own home.

Public Speaker


Speeches and choreography

Here at Premier Drama Academy, we know that making a speech can be quite a daunting experience.

 Why not take the stress and worry away by letting us help you find your confidence on your big day?

We will teach you the tips and tricks of our Acting experience to help you lose the nerves and deliver a speech to remember.

We are also able to offer dance lessons and choreography for your first dance.

Why not try our wedding package which includes help with your wedding speech and 1st dance choreography?

Do you know someone who loves to dance and perform and would like to celebrate with a dance or drama party?

You can choose from our different themes or you can create your own.  

Themes include:

One Direction, Bollywood, Beyonce, Disney, Little Mix, Pop, Cheerleading, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap and much more.

Parties include time with our DBS checked dance or drama teacher, a certificate and a photo with our banner for the birthday boy/girl.

1hour party (4 years +) - £99 

1.5hours - (5+years) £129

2 hours - £150 (7+ years)

(minimum 10 children and maximum 25)

Book your child's party today!


About Us

Premier drama academy seeks to foster the development of our students throughout their entire education. Our teaching community is made up of a group of talented and creative professionals, who are passionate about creating the best Drama School in Preston. Premier drama academy offers the tools and support necessary for our students to reach their full potential.


The Team

All staff are DBS checked

Miss Gemma

Principal and Drama teacher

Miss Gemma (Principal), the founder of Premier Drama Academy, is an experienced Drama teacher, DBS cleared and has worked with many professionals within the drama field.  

From a very young age Gemma has had a passion for the stage and screen alike, performing in many musicals and plays, such as 'Singing in the rain', 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and 'Steel Magnolias'.  

At the age of 16, she auditioned and was awarded a place at the prestigious NYT (National Youth Theatre) in London and trained with them on their Summer course and has trained with LAMDA and Trinity College, as well as having a degree in Performing arts and a PGCE in Eglish, Drama and Media.

Furthermore, she has appeared on our TV screens in programmes such as: 'Hollyoaks' and 'Jonathan Creek' alongside Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin.

Gemma is an accredited LAMDA teacher and has gained invaluable knowledge and skills with the LAMDA board and through this loves to ignite a passion for performing with children and adults alike.

Miss Jodie

Musical Theatre teacher

Jodie has been working as a professional performer for over 10 years. She trained at 'Carol Godbys Theatre Workshop' and from there has worked on various T.V shows, stage shows, film, commercials and Radio. Jodie has landed the role of 'Jenny Marshall' on a new itv drama 'Homefires'. Her previous work consists of:

My Mad Fat Diary playing Vicky Barnish. Shameless playing Sarah Berry. DCI Banks playing Bernadette. Moving On playing Lou. Coronation Street playing Gemma Davenport and Linda Green playing Leanne Fenton.  Jodie appeared  in the film 'Spike Island' in 2013 where she played the role of Shelley.
Jodie's  stage credits include:  The musical 'Our Benny' playing Maisie at Liverpool Empire. Lead vocalist in 'Glee the Concert' at The Palace Theatre Manchester. Lead vocalist in 'Back in the habit' ( sister act ) at Liverpool Empire. Jodie has also toured with 'The Greastest kids sing a long' and For five consecutive years she has played leading lady in Cinderella, Jack and the beanstalk, Aladdin, and Snow White at Preston Charter Theatre.

Jodie has vast experience teaching at workshops, summer schools and schools ages from 4-21. For 4 years Jodie taught drama, singing and dance at 'Carol Godbys Theatre Workshop'. Jodie loves to share her knowledge and experiences of the industry and encourage the young and upcoming performers of today to bring out their best potential and to make them confident all round performers .

Miss Eilish

Dance teacher

Miss Eilish left the saxtead school of dance in 2010 to study at Preston college where she gained her DDE ballet and modern and DDI in national, as well as succeeding in all ISTD exams. Since leaving college Miss Eilish has gained a wealth of teaching knowledge, teaching a variety of styles to a wide range of ages and abilities.
 Miss Eilish is Passionate about good technique, allowing all to achieve their potential.


Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 7am - 10pm
​​Saturday: 8am - 10pm
​Sunday: Closed



Can my child have a taster session?

Yes of course.  Your child can come for a free taster session.  On the third class, you pay for the rest of the month, plus uniform. (uniform varies from class to class)

Which exam boards do you use?

We use LAMDA and New Era Academy for Drama and Musical Theatre exams and we use ISTD for Dance.

How do I pay?

Fees are paid via standing order on the 1st of every month.

Do the children take part in performances?

The children can take part in our shows and we often invite parents in to watch what the children have been up to.




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Premier Drama Academy, unit A22
Redscar Industrial Estate, Longridge Road.  Preston.  PR2 5NA

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