Clifton Academy has been providing a supportive environment for children and young people to learn about the performing arts for over ten years.

Expert Tuition


Clifton Academy is jointly owned by Amy Appleton and Sarah Cosgrove – our Principals – but it takes a whole host of important people to keep everything going here and to get our productions to the stage. We have a great network of teachers, helpers, chaperones and not forgetting our awesome receptionists who you’ll see behind the front desk! Meet just some of the team here.


We have a reputation for all-round excellence and dedicate our time to giving everyone the opportunity to learn and enjoy all aspects of performance. 


Our students come first and many of them have also gone on to enjoy success in the world of dance and musical theatre, you can read some of their stories here.

Modern Facilities


We bought our studios on St Albans Road in December 2015 and we completely renovated our facilities in order to provide the best environment possible for our students.


Clifton Academy has three large studios, several music rooms and breakout areas and suitable changing rooms.


We have also adapted our policies and procedures in line with Government guidance to ensure the health and safety of our students and teachers.