Whether you’ve always had a desire to tread the boards, you’re a seasoned performer or bringing up a couple of drama queens (or kings!) the Dorset School of Acting can help nurture your talent for and love of the stage. Established in 2007 the school is enviably based in Poole’s Lighthouse Theatre, often host to professional and amateur productions and pantomimes. The DSA offers full-time vocational courses for students wishing to make a career in acting and musical theatre and part time courses for adults getting back into it or pursuing it as a hobby. There are also youth courses and summer schools for ages 5-21, helping to build confidence and skills for musical theatre, film and screen and performing arts.