About Carney Academy
Carney Academy opened at The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield in September 2010. Carney Academy Sheffield has gone from strength to strength and as a result a new schools has now opened in Rotherham at the Civic Theatre. One off, week long or holiday workshops will also be offered.
In addition all students of Carney Academy who are under the age of 20 are eligible to be part of Carney Talent which is an agency run by CastingDirector Carole Crane and Director of Ruth Carney.
Carney Academy Nurseries (CAN) is also now up and running with classes already running. You can find more about this on the CAN page on this website.
All schools have drama at the core, with some schools offering singing too. Classes start for students from age 7 years through to adult. All schools focus on drama and singing as a tool for building confidence; social and vocal skills as well as developing performance and professional theatre skills.
Carney Academy aims to develop drama, singing and theatre skills from the age of 7 through to adult. At the heart of this is the fact that classes are taught by people working successfully in the business. All Patrons and Tutors have a vast experience of theatre, film and television from a young age through to adult. This knowledge feeds into the development of every single student. As well as developing the drama, singing and theatre skills of each student these skills are also transferrable to every aspect of the students’ life outside of Carney Academy.
Group classes ensure that each student develops their communication skills and ability to work as a team; essential tools to being cast in the professional world. Each group led by the professional teacher will be encouraged to work individually and as part of a group. This will build confidence as the student is encouraged rather than placed on the spot to perform! Carney Academy also offers one to one sessions in both singing and drama. These are more intensive focused lessons and are geared towards specific needs of the student taking part.
The language of the stage and theatre is at the forefront of teaching and a thorough understanding of what it is to perform and act on a stage will be deeply rooted in the students. Every student will be encouraged individually to develop. This will be achieved by challenging them with material they explore in class.