It was Cargher who devised the innovative scheme that located the National’s schools and offices in what had once been the stalls, while the dress circle was converted into a fully equipped 780-seat theatre for student and community use.

Acting School Studios is a leading Acting School providing acting training run by industry professionals. We have a range of acting courses, Acting classes and Industry workshops available from absolute beginners through to professional actors.

What we provide:

Full HD video camera
LCD flat-screen monitor
Optional curtain backdrops including green-screen and grey- screen
High quality studio grade lighting and sound
Autocue teleprompter – Extra cost
Wireless internet access
Back Magic Box
Bright open-plan waiting area for clients
Fully equipped kitchen
Ample parking

Consistent acting training really does pay off!

We are so proud of Brave Studios acting student Stacey-Lea for winning a role in a US TV production filming this week. Stacey-Lea is a wonderful example to all aspiring actors out there. Acting training and putting in hard work is essential to landing roles.
This is Stacey-Lea’s first professional acting role and straight to working for a US production. This comes as no surprise, though. Stacey-Lea started her training at Brave Studios in 2016 in our Beginner Acting courses and continued to train through the many levels until she found herself in the Advanced training course in 2019-2020. Her persistence, drive and dedication to the work have only proven why she has got to where she is today.

Contact us


  • Domplein 4, 3512 JC Utrecht, Nederland  
  • +31302378123

Stacey-Lea knew she had to get her US accent into shape if she wanted to have a chance in landing US roles. She has been attending the US accent courses at Brave Studios with Tyler Coppin over the years and states “It is all thanks to Tyler my accent is up to par”. Stacey-Lea has invested in herself fully to be ready when that audition came her way. 
She is still currently training at Studios in both Scene Study and US accent training and we applaud her. Seeing our teaching work for her over the last 4 years and watching her grow as an artist and land her first role, is truly delightful. We wish you all the best Stacey-Lea and look forward to what happens next for you!

Gertrude Johnson

died on 28 March 1973. For almost half her 78 years she had laboured, unpaid, to provide aspiring youngsters with training in the performing arts. Her work continues, though the National’s opera school was absorbed by the Victorian College of the Arts in 1978.


Today the National still embraces Gertrude Johnson’s distinctive blend of arts training, experience and support – an affectionate and fitting tribute to the selflessness, determination and inexhaustible enthusiasm of a truly remarkable woman.