The Boury Academy is the leading Performing Arts School based in Lambeth with a mission to increase access to professional performing arts, increase diversity in the arts due to that access and to build confidence, creativity, community cohesion and provide a safe place to be. We have a professional performing arts agency for our students and they are trailblazing in the industry, performing across the west end stage, commercials and film/television. Their success directly achieves our mission of diversifying the industry and proves that access to affordable training at a young age really is absolutely key.
We support our children and young people through:
– Affordable, fully professional standard training courses/workshops in the performing arts for ages 4-21
– Wrap around support (including mentoring, coaching, wellbeing training, accessing funding, supporting parents) to tackle social inequalities and other societal barriers to increase access
– A Professional Acting Agency (The Boury Agency) to support students to overcome the many barriers they face accessing professional employment opportunities in the sector. Many of them have now worked professionally across the West End, Commercials, Television and Film.
Since 2017 we have welcomed over 1,500 students, giving them the chance to experience Professional training in Dance, Drama, Singing, Music Production and Musical Theatre, working with over 3,500 children each year through our local schools partnership and through our annual Lambeth Schools Flashmob. We have produced 7 full scale Musicals, ‘Short Films’ and various variety performances, including producing and performing at ‘The West End Gala’ at The Fairfield Halls in Croydon for the Mayor’s Charities. Many of our students have remained with us since we first opened and we recently helped two gain funded places at Full Time Drama School and another access a drama course at university.We are also project lead for Lambeth Councils ELEVATE Project giving every child in the borough access to the arts, working with over 14 Lambeth Schools and leading on cross-community events.