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Susi Earnshaw is a former actress, journalist, theatrical agent and founder of the Susi Earnshaw Theatre School. She gained her LLAM teaching qualification and trained as an actress at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

After completing her training she worked as a professional actress, a features editor for her local paper and became an assistant to the West End theatrical agent Rolf Kruger.

However it was the birth of Susi’s first son in 1989, which inspired her to form her Saturday morning theatre school combined with a Children’s Theatrical Agency. The school began to flourish and in 1999 Susi began her journey as an independent school with only five children in a church hall in Whetstone, North London.

The school moved to Brookside Methodist Church in East Barnet, before finding a permanent home at the historic Bull Theatre in High Barnet. Our newly refurbished school, houses a 150 seat theatre, a recording studio and music practice rooms.

Now in the heart of Barnet, Susi Earnshaw Theatre School is currently thriving and continues to grow. After graduation, our students have gone on to train at some of the leading performing arts colleges in the country with several gaining scholarship places.

Former students who have attended Susi Earnshaw Theatre School include Amy Winehouse, Jess Glynne, Daniel Roach (Outnumbered), Alexia Khadime (The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Morman), Aimie Atkinson (Pretty woman, Six the musical) and Miriam Nyako (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Boy in the Dress and Almost Never).

“I just wanted children to be happy and successful and I wanted to go on an adventure with them.”

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