“The tutors really knew us as people and performers and could then really
understand what we needed and how and when we needed it. Also, the approach is
fundamental to marking the school out from others. There is an absolute requirement for
honesty and truth and a requirement to understand what that means and needs.”

Peter Stickney, Graduate of the Three Year Acting Course, 2004

Who We Are

Short Courses

Meet the Tutors

Hear our Principal, Ed Hicks, talk about screen training at The Oxford School of Drama.

Meet Ashley Howard, Senior Voice Tutor.

  • Timeline
1986George Peck starts the School in Oxford
1987The School moves to its current site at Sansomes Farm Studios
1995Accredited by the National Council for Drama Training
2004Picked by the BBC as one of the top five drama schools in the UK
2005Deemed ’outstanding’ by Adult Learning Inspectorate and awarded Grade 1
2006Presented with ‘Beacon Status’ by the Minister for Further and Higher Education. Studio         
             Theatre designed by Roger Stretton of architects Berman Guedes Stretton is shortlisted for   
             RIBA Ibstock Downland Prize
2008Deemed ‘outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted and awarded Grade 1
2009Quality of One Year and Three Year courses rated ‘exemplary’ by Trinity College London
2011Deemed ‘outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted and awarded Grade 1
2013Rated one of Rated one of the Top 5 Best Acting Schools in the World. Quality of One Year and
             Three Year Courses rated ‘exemplary’ by Trinity College London
2015Deemed ‘outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted
2019Founding Principal George Peck retires. Ed Hicks starts as Principal