Reading Studio

Reading Studio of Dramatic Art is a full time vocational training programme led by Reading Rep and Reading College. Students can study for a Level 2 or Level 3 UAL qualification in the Performing Arts. The partnership with Reading Rep creates an environment where students can work on productions with directors, actors and writers, combining expertise in teaching and learning with the skills and experience of performing arts industry professionals. Our students leave the training with the best possible platform to progress into higher education or employment.

We offer a bespoke work experience programme to give all students a real-life experience of working in a theatre company, covering all areas such as marketing, fundraising and producing – as well as directing, writing and performing.

We offer all students the opportunity to work towards their Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Award.

Our students have gone on to train at East 15, Rose Bruford, London Studio Centre, Creative Academy, University Arts London as well as going on to study academic programmes at various universities.

For more information, visit the Performing Arts section of the Reading College website or contact Associate Director Christie O’Carroll at