cassie bradley
“I think it’s an incredible training that prepares you for absolutely anything the profession (and life) has to throw at you! It gave me resilience and made me value grit. It’s fully immersive; it demands your heart and soul and so does the life of an actor.” Cassie Bradley, Graduate of the Three Year Acting Course, 2013

Student Life

It can be quite hard to picture what life might be like at drama school and whether a particular school is right for you. We hold an Open Morning in the Autumn and Spring Term to give prospective applicants the chance to view some of our classes and speak with current staff and students. 

If you are invited to a First Recall audition at OSD you will also spend at least half a day at the school and hopefully this will give you a picture of day-to-day life. The First Recall audition includes a Workshop alongside your individual audition (speeches). You will spend time in two of the studio spaces and while waiting in the coffee bar you will have the opportunity to chat to students during their breaks. The Admissions Administrator, Katherine, will look after you throughout your visit to the School.

The following film will gives you a sense of life at OSD. For interviews with past students look at the Graduate memories of OSD on our Alumni page.