The leading British performing arts school opens in Dubai

ArtsEd, the UK's leading performing arts school, celebrates 100 years of world-class education in performing arts with its launch in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The launch of ArtsEd in the UAE was celebrated with a dinner and performances by ArtsEd graduates at Weslodge, Marriott Marquis, Dubai. Dinner was attended by British Consul General Andrew Jackson, Director General of Dubai Culture, Ms. Hada Badri, and representatives of KHDA and the eight schools ArtsEd will work with: DESC, Silicon Oasis of GEMS Wellington, GEMS Wellington Elementary, Jumeirah College , Jumeirah Elementary School, GEMS Wellington International School, Safa Community School and Kings School, Al Barsha. ArtsEd representatives included ArtsEd International's Chairman, Mark Burch and CEO Chris Hocking, and ArtsEd teachers and graduates.

The Consul General, Andrew Jackson, welcomed ArtsEd International in Dubai.

"I am delighted to congratulate ArtsEd on launching their innovative performing arts training program in the United Arab Emirates, a great example of a creative partnership between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates in bringing culture and education together." ArtsEd has one long tradition of excellent training and it is particularly exciting that they have decided to make the launch of the UAE a part of their centenary. "

On this centenary anniversary, ArtsEd offers international partner schools world-class performing arts training in the UAE. ArtsEd will work with schools to achieve their strategic goals, including increasing enrollment, using creativity, building self-esteem and trust, and developing vital skills among their students and teachers. ArtsEd will also offer open programs for students in the region to attend during the holidays.

ArtsEd has provided outstanding performing arts education and excellent academic education for ladies, including Julie Andrews, Angela Lansbury, and Darcey Bussell, for almost 100 years, and has been under the presidency of Andrew Lloyd Webber since 2007.

ArtsEd hosts Day School and Grade 6 and has excellent BA and MA education in music theater and acting as well as part-time education. The company has an exceptional reputation for nurturing talented and diverse students, ages four to 18. old, who like to learn; Pupils who immerse themselves in high-caliber professional and academic education while developing their talent and personal passion for the performing arts.

ArtsEd prides itself on the expertise and integrity of all of its employees, many of whom are from successful performing arts and understand the challenges of first-hand success in the industry.

Director Chris Hocking says:

"We are excited to bring ArtsEd to Dubai, and our fantastic teachers, outstanding graduates and talented students will work with our UAE partner schools and their students to develop world-class, customized programs that deliver a broad range of capabilities international level. "

To learn more about ArtsEd in the United Arab Emirates or to become an ArtsEd partner school, visit

ArtsEd is the UK's leading acting school – home to a thriving and successful day school and sixth grade. In addition, ArtsEd offers three-year BA Hons courses at the School of Drama and Music Theater. ArtsEd Extra is the part-time school that offers a wide range of evening, weekend and summer courses for all ages and abilities.

ArtsEd is known as the most academically successful performing arts school in the UK, ranking among the top 10% of schools in terms of value added nationwide. Its reputation as a center of competence is based on the industry expertise and caliber of the staff, its intensive and practical training plan and its strong focus on pastoral care.

In June 2018, ArtsEd was honored with TEF Gold for outstanding teaching, learning and student results. In addition, ArtsEd was voted the # 1 general student satisfaction rating in the 2018 National Student Survey. 97% of the students were satisfied with their training.

In 2017, the BE OPEN Foundation listed ArtsEd as one of the top five schools and colleges in the UK and one of the 40 best in Europe. This is in addition to an outstanding review by the British Ofsted in November 2015, the "School of the Year" award from The Stage magazine in January 2016, and an "exemplary" rating in the recent validation of Trinity College London.

ArtsEd graduates include Tuppence Middleton (War & Peace, Dickensian), Marieme Diouf (Royal Court Theater, RSC, Pleasance Theater), Finn Jones (Game of Thrones, Marvel's Iron Fist), and Lashana Lynch (Still Star Crossed, Captain Marvel (2019) Our current third-year music theater students have already secured roles in Les Mis, Mamma Mia, Aspects of Love, Sweet Charity, Kiss Me, Kate and Pagan.

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