In 2005 two colleagues of David Game, Jake Taylor and Urvashi Chand, wanted to create a centre of excellence for the training of actors. David provided premises on Bute Street in South Kensington and a start-up loan.

The London School of Dramatic Art (LSDA) are committed to providing high quality intensive acting training that aims to challenge, motivate and advance developing artists in a safe, open-minded and accessible environment. They aim to equip their students with the tools and confidence necessary to fully prepare them for a working life as a professional actor.

The founding principles of the London School of Dramatic Art continue to remain the essence of what makes the school a stimulating and unique place to train. At the LSDA they encourage team spirit by getting their students to work as an ensemble with directors and crew. The acting profession is often a collaborative endeavour and part of the training is to prepare students for the demands of professional work in the theatre and in TV or film as a member of a cast.

Actors need to take risks, so the teaching is designed to develop courage and trust amongst their students. They encourage individuality and nourish each student’s talent. Their students are taught approaches to acting that promote and strengthen their awareness of themselves and their emotions that support the creation of compelling and authentic performances. 

LSDA offers both full and part time acting courses lasting between 1 week to 2 years in duration. The school is a division of David Game College.