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Drama School

Welcome to Enact Academy Tamworth ...

| Mile Oak Community Centre|

Coronation Avenue

Mile Oak


B78 3NJ

Saturday - Classes: 

JUNIORS: 10am - 12pm (4 to 8 years)

INTERS: 12pm - 2pm (9 to 12 years)


SENIORS: 3pm - 5pm (13 to 18 years)

£12 per class. 25% Sibling Discount

£5 for Musical Theatre Session (optional)

We run all our sessions at Mile Oak Community Centre, just 5 minutes from the centre of Tamworth. 

We are placed in a great location, and offers an ideal space for our lessons. It comprises of one large activity, a small room for meetings and break off sessions, a completely separate 'youth annex' and a secure outdoor space. It also has disabled access and facilities and private car parking. We have exclusive use of the entire building during our sessions. This means that not only are our students safe and secure, but it also allows us to run separate classes at the same time, or split classes into smaller groups for certain lessons.

Teaching Staff


Olivia Joy Shepherd 

Olivia Joy Shepherd is a Lichfield district councillor, trained dancer, actor, director and teacher with a BA HONS in Dance, Theatre and Professional Performance Practice; though probably best known for dressing up daily and working in Education and Events at Tamworth Castle. Olivia co-founded Enact Academy over 7 years ago. A regular face to be found treading the boards in local and community theatre Olivia has been involved in local Pantomime since a very young age where she now takes an active role as script consultant and choreographer. She is an award winning actress and script writer recognised by The All England Theatre Festival.  

She has worked with companies such as; Frantic Assembly, RSC, Motionhouse and Phoenix Dance Theatre. Her recent roles include Silly Silly (Jack and the Beanstalk), Bagheera (The Jungle Book), Princess So-Shi (Aladdin), Juliet (Romeo & Juliet) and Sarah (Harold Pinters The Lover).

Alex Farrell 

Alex co-founded Enact Academy aged 20, and is a well-known performer in Tamworth. He has performed in the local pantomime for ten years. Now 26, Alex produces the Breakfast Show on talkRADIO in London, and previously worked at BBC WM and LBC, after starting his radio journey right here in Tamworth on RedCarpetRadio and TCR fm. He now owns Radio Tamworth.

Alex's acting career started as a youngster at the Birmingham Stage School, and while at King's College University studying law, Alex took the opportunity to appear in a variety of tv shows and films, including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, Sherlock Holmes, Woman in Black, The Inbetweeners, Waking the Dead and many more.

Alex was named Entertainer of the Year in 2012 by the Tamworth Herald and in 2015 he was Highly Commended as Citizen of the Year at the Tamworth Business and Community Awards. He then went on to host the ceremony for the next three years.


Thomas Priestley 

Tom has been involved in the arts and local drama since a very young age. He is currently studying drama and theatre studies at the University of Gloucestershire and training to become a professional actor. He joined Enact Academy in 2014 as a student teacher and quickly became a full time member of staff with a natural flair for direction, dramaturgy and stage combat. Tom now takes an active role in the tuition of the Enact Academy Seniors. No stranger to the stage Tom has played leading roles within a number of productions such as, Ping (Aladdin), Paris (Romeo & Juliet), The Bandar Log (Jungle Book), Dante (Enter Inferno). Not only is he on stage - Tom is often instrumental behind the scenes too.