An introduction to drama school

An introduction to drama school

Three Weeks

Monday 29 July – Friday 16 August 2019

Mountview’s Summer Boot Camps are designed to offer an introduction and access to world class drama school training at an affordable price: you’ll receive 90 hours of training from Mountview’s expert staff at less than £14 per hour.

Experience three weeks of triple-threat musical theatre training at one of the UK’s top musical theatre drama schools. Mountview has been training West End and Broadway stars for 25 years. Join us and be among the next wave of musical theatre talent.

How to Apply

Download our application form and email it to – we recommend early application to avoid disappointment.

Still need help deciding if this is the course for you this summer? Maybe some feedback from previous years will help…

I have never learnt so much in my life. The teachers have been so brilliant; so strict but so funny and right at the same time. The Mountview boot camp has also made me want to fight for this dream of working as a musical theatre actress more than ever. I have just loved it and I miss it everyday. Just thank you for everything.
– Elena

Really well structured, a good taste of drama school life, good teachers, great mix of different aspects of working in musical theatre!
– Sam

If I could describe Mountview in one word it would be sensational. The mentors are some of the most supportive people there are and they make sure each individual person is worked with and taken care of. I want to go back!
– Barry

I had a lovely time! Learned a lot of things, new things and worked with amazing teachers!
– Karla

I really cannot recommend this course highly enough. Whether you’re just starting out, unsure about musical theatre as a career, or need a reintroduction to musical theatre performance, this course is the best around. The memories and experiences I had at Mountview will be cherished for the rest of my life…such a joyous three weeks!

I specifically loved the length of this course. The three weeks gave me the perfect amount of time to fully immerse myself in what life would be like in full-time professional training… I was incredibly impressed by the standard of teaching we received: getting to work with so many industry professionals was completely inspiring.

Course Content

In week one you’ll learn how to get to the heart of a character, use your body in serious dance training and express your soul though song.

This is 30 hours of intensive triple-threat training with sessions including:

Acting: unlock creativity, find a truthful connection and bring characters to life.
Singing: discover the principles of vocal technique, develop musicality and improve your sight-reading.
Dance: build stamina and strength, improve dance technique and learn to express yourself through dance.

You’ve got one week to put all your performance skills together into one fiendish ensemble performance.

Working with a professional creative team, this intensive week will make you quicker at picking up direction, vocals and choreography: the focus is on attention to detail and rehearsal process.

This week will cement the vital triple-threat skills you need to succeed.

From getting into to drama school right through to working in the industry, the audition is key and you need to make those vital minutes count!

This week is packed with advice and tips, rehearsal and the inside track to unlocking success at your future drama school auditions.

Learn how to select, prepare and perform songs and monologues, and ace your future auditions.


  • Three Week Musical Theatre Boot Camp
  • £1,200

Additional costs

There are plenty of local accommodation options locally including self-catering student halls just 20 minutes by bus from Mountview: Halsmere Studios Student Accommodation.

I had the most amazing time at Mountview. It gave me the best training for the best job in the world.

Amanda Holden

Entry requirements

To apply for the Summer Boot Camp: Musical Theatre, please download the application form and email it to

Applicants must be aged 17 or over at the start of the course and must be fluent in English. We require a level of English that is approx. IELTS 6.0. It is not mandatory to have taken English language tests prior to attending this course; we recommend that for non-English speakers if you have not completed Level 6 IELTS that you must have the equivalent English language experience.

Mountview welcomes applications from people with disabilities and is keen to support all applicants to achieve their best. If applicants have any special requirements or access needs, these should be discussed with the course leader/administrator.

Mountview is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities for students in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. No applicant will receive less or more favourable treatment on grounds of sex, age, ethnic origin, disability, religion and marital/parental status or any comparable grounds.

2019 Prospectus