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Drama and Musical Theatre

Learn new skills and build confidence in one of our fun and exciting classes.

All inclusive

Whether you're five years old, or 95, our classes will benefit any age.


Our team have the experience and knowledge to help develop your ability in expressing yourself confidently.

Nurturing Development

Students will benefit from a safe and encouraging environment.

We care about what we do

The Cheshire Dramatic Arts Academy provides drama and musical theatre classes in Guernsey for all ages. Developing confidence and self-esteem is our primary aim, and we endeavour to inspire young people, and adults, to feel comfortable and free to express themselves in a safe, fun and encouraging environment.

Supporting, Encouraging And Empowering

We believe every student deserves the opportunity to achieve their full potential, no matter what age.

See Our Story

We were simply born to teach for a living

With over 30 years’ experience in teaching and leading drama groups between them; Katey de Menezes and Tom Cheshire are no strangers to working with children and young people. Both believe the power of drama and musical theatre can have a positive impact in building confidence and self-esteem.

Katey and Tom have a real passion for working with children and young people, which has led to the recent launch of The Cheshire Dramatic Arts Academy (CDA).

How We Do What We Do

We provide engaging
and fun weekly classes

These classes are designed to spark students enthusiasm, positive energy and confidence through the use of drama, music and movement. Students are also given the opportunity to showcase their development and theatrical skills in unique performances across the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

Musical Theatre Classes

Monday 4.15pm - 5.45pm School Years 7 to 9
Friday 4.30pm – 5.45pm School Years 4 to 6
Friday 6pm - 7.30pm School Years 10 to 13

Drama Classes

Monday 6pm - 7.30pm School Years 7 to 9
Wednesday 6pm - 7.30pm School Years 10 to 13
Wednesday 7.30pm - 9pm Adults

Unique Performances

Students are given the opportunity to showcase their talents and skills learnt in class in some unusual and unique performance spaces.

Regina LuxonParent

CDA is a refreshing vibrant school of drama that is lead by Katey and Tom Cheshire. They have instilled confidence in our daughter and encouraged her to sing and act in a way that she felt she never could prior to joining the drama group. Her confidence and self belief has flourished and this has helped her in many ways outside of drama, at school and during presentations.

Melanie DuqueminParent

Just wanted to congratulate you on your first term with the new drama school and wanted to say thanks so much for giving Charlotte the opportunity to play Edwina! Charlotte has absolutely loved it and I just wanted to say thanks for all the support you have given her. I thought the whole group were wonderful and you have done a great job! I know that Charlotte has really enjoyed it and we are delighted she is having so much fun!

Diane PerkinsParent

Superb!! Welcoming, so friendly and amazing with all the children. CDA really improves their confidence, self-esteem and very fun too.

Sophie TyrellParent

Welcoming, friendly, professional and fun. My son loves being part of this group and his confidence in performing has improved. I would highly recommend it.

Karen Archenoul Parent

Katey and her team are amazing. They treat each child as an individual and spend time bringing out the best in them, in a friendly, fun and nurturing environment. I am watching my child grow in confidence each week.

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07781 400002

Teaching Studio Address:
Church on the Rock
(The Kings Centre)
New Road
St Sampsons

Our Office Address:
Apartment 7
Oakwell Court
Lowlands Road
St. Sampson’s


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