• We introduce pupils to the wonderful world of “Performing” with classes in classical ballet, tap dance, street jazz, drama, singing and musical theatre in 2 locations – Meopha, Gravesend and Maidstone, Kent. We teach the syllabi of the ISTD, LAMDA and ISDA, with our graduating students completing teaching certificates in many areas by the time they finish school.

  • Celebrating


  • We are different to other Theatre Schools because we offer

    And all where the pupils have loads of fun!

  • The Amelia Appleby School of Performing Arts began in 1995 with four five year old pupils,

    It has now grown to nearly four hundred students accross two branches in

  • Student Success Stories 2013


Our full scale Theatre Productions introduce technical aspects of Theatre:

  • microphone techniques,
  • special effects,
  • set,
  • backdrops,
  • screens and lights.

We also have many pupils auditioning and successfully achieving parts for professional productions in television, the West End, touring theatre Productions, radio and modelling. S.T.A.R. Agency is our own Professional Agency.

The school has developed an enormous network of Professional patrons, friends and past students, working in industries of Theatre, TV, Film and Radio. Our Summer schools, workshops and visiting “old pupils” extend our pupils’ opportunities to experience many other disciplines including: TV/Radio Presenting, Auditioning, Contemporary Dance, Street/Hip-Hop, cheerleading, Ballroom, Latin American, Salsa, Street Fighting and Sports-Acro.

Our pupils are constantly performing, and experiencing fantastic events in Performing Arts, giving them so many individual talents, which they take with them, forever. Above all, we offer a successful, social, skilled environment in which to achieve and enjoy every moment.


Meet Us

    1. Before
    2. After

    Amelia Appleby

    — Principal and Founder

    B.A.Hons, A.I.S.T.D., A.L.A.M. , A.A.R.I.S.D.A

    1. Before
    2. After

    Debbie Wightwick

    — General Manager – Meopham
    — Director – Maidstone

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