Things you need to know

Essential things you need to know when thinking of signing up to Make Believe

Our Pricing



per month

6 Years – 9 Years

Acting Lessons

Singing Lessons

Dancing Lessons



per month

6 Years – 9 Years

Acting Lessons

Singing Lessons

Dancing Lessons



per month

3 Years – 5 Years

Acting Lessons

Singing Lessons

Dancing Lessons



per month

6 Months – 3 Years

Please review Bambinos page for more details



per 10 weeks

6 Years – 18 Years

Please review Academy page for more details

Our aim is to make performing arts accessible to everyone! Make Believe is all about giving everyone from every background the opportunity to attend our school.

Make Believe offers all first timers a free trial. We aim to give you peace of mind before making a commitment and provide your child with an insight into what it is like to be a part of the Make Believe journey – Book your free trial today! 

Fees are payable in advance by Direct Debit in equal monthly installments. We offer a range of discounts for siblings and this is applied to all students in all age groups.

Sibling discounts are as follows:

  • 15% Two Siblings
  • 20% Three Siblings
  • 25% Four Siblings

To view our full membership terms and conditions please click here

We cannot wait for you to join the adventure and be a part of the Make Believe journey!

Term Dates


Sunday 1st September

Sunday 21st December


Thursday 2nd January

Wednesday 30th April


Thursday 1st May

Sunday 31st August

Term Breaks

Monday 22nd December 2024 – Thursday 1st January 2025

Monday 14th April 2024 – Sunday 20th April 2025

Thursday 24th July 2025 – Sunday 3rd August 2025


Classes will commence either side of these dates.

Some schools may operate differently, kindly speak to your Principal for more information


Keeping children safe is our priority

Make Believe is dedicated to providing a safe, secure and friendly environment for our students to learn. We are committed to providing training in the performing arts in a safe and protected environment.

A vital part of our Child Health and Safety procedure is that each school is run by a Principal, whose role is to supervise rather than teach. This ensures that while tuition is delivered by our specialist teachers, the Principal is free to visit and observe all of the classes at the school.

Make Believe requires all of its principals, teachers and assistants to have enhanced clearance via the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and our policy is often used as an example of Best Practice where Child Protection issues are concerned.

We understand we have a duty of care to safeguard all children involved in our activities and believe that All children have a right to protection and the needs of disabled children and others who may be particularly vulnerable will always be taken into account.

Parents can be confident that We will always ensure the safety and protection of all children involved at any of our schools, events and productions.

The team behind Make Believe

Joel Kern
Founder &
Managing Director

Drashti Shethwala
Product Manager

Emma Dean
Creative Director

Richard Nicoll
Marketing &
Strategy Director

Alex White
Partnership Sales

Nikki Plenty
Development Team Leader & Community Manager

Patricia Bajakova
Head of Events &

Kate Pearson
Talent Manager

Louis Abraham
Head of Finance