Ferndown Opening

NEW CLASSES AT BARRINGTON THEATRE, FERNDOWN Saturday mornings from the 30th April 2022 Ages 3 - 7 & 8 - 14 USE PROMO CODE: 'fern22' for a half price Taster Course. With over 30 years experience in tutoring young people in the Performing Arts, you can be assured that your child will receive the nurturing [...]

Ferndown Opening2022-03-31T12:47:30+01:00

Acting For Screen

Lights, Camera, Action… There are many differences between acting for screen and acting for the stage, we will be identifying those differences in great detail starting with useful terminology and understanding how to adapt the level of performance for different camera angles. For example, an 'ECU' (Extreme close up) requires a much more subtle performance [...]

Acting For Screen2021-07-16T17:23:21+01:00


OUR SUMMER SCHOOLS ARE NOW 80% RESERVED! Get in quick to avoid disappointment - head over to COURSES to book your place today :-)

80% RESERVED2022-03-16T15:07:53+00:00

Swishmas Advent Calendar 2020

It's that time of year again and we're super excited here at Swish to be once again running our annual 25 days of Swishmas! WHAT DID WE DO LAST YEAR? Here's an idea of what we did last year, just a verse and chorus or just a chorus of a song is great! https://vimeo.com/470230197 [...]

Swishmas Advent Calendar 20202020-11-18T14:16:56+00:00

Christmas Filming

CHRISTMAS PARTY: With the current Covid restrictions, we want to do our best to make you feel a part of our Swish family as much as possible. On the last week of term, we will be having a good old 'knees up' with festive prizes and will be sharing our festivities with you via video [...]

Christmas Filming2020-10-21T20:22:48+01:00

Welcome Dominic Clarson

Dominic Clarson Dominic, who is the son of Founder, Tina Witham, has been treading the boards since he could walk! Taking part in countless amateur productions as a youngster at Swish, before gaining a scholarship and training at the highly acclaimed Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London for three years and receiving his BA [...]

Welcome Dominic Clarson2020-10-21T20:17:02+01:00


DON'T FORGET - in these unprecedented times, it is even more difficult to share the children's hard work with you so why not film them at home and share with us instead? Even if it's just a poem, or a song using the class backing tracks you can access, we would love to see their [...]

AUTUMN TERM 20202020-10-21T17:11:34+01:00

1st Term Catchup with Katie Kennedy

Katie Kennedy is currently studying Foundation Acting at the world famous Arts Educational School after being a Swish pupil for over 10 years. 1) It's been your first term of full time drama school - what's been the hardest part for you and why? Mentally being able to switch off thinking about acting - even [...]

1st Term Catchup with Katie Kennedy2020-01-06T16:34:06+00:00

1st Term Catchup with Maya Wilton

Maya Wilton started her 3 year Musical Theatre Degree Course at Italia Conte in September after many years as a Swish pupil. Her last role with us was that of Pinnochio in Shrek - we caught up her after her first term and she promised to tell the truth and nothing but the truth! It's [...]

1st Term Catchup with Maya Wilton2019-12-12T09:47:05+00:00

1st Term Catchup with Jarrad James

Jarrad James left Swish in July after successfully gaining a place on a 3 year Musical Theatre Degree Course at the renowned Bird College of Performing Arts in Sidcup. We caught up with him on his return to sunny Bournemouth :) It's been your first term of full time drama school - what's been the [...]

1st Term Catchup with Jarrad James2019-12-09T15:58:36+00:00