In 2018 Caroline Laver took on the reigns of a performing arts school based in Coggeshall. After a renaming and rebranding, Laver's Academy was born. The reputation of this theatrical arts school has gone from strength to strength.  A safe place for students to hone their skills as actors, dancers and singers with teachers who all have a passion for teaching and provide lessons which give every student the tools they need to reach their potential. We are proud to watch our students gain confidence and also build long standing friendships. Many of our students have gone on to performing arts colleges after their GCSEs and A levels. As well as gaining work as actors. 


As with many businesses, the COVID 19 pandemic of 2020 meant we had to close our doors, and had the heartbreaking decision to cancel our performance of Oliver. 

Now in 2021, we are starting to come back. We will be opening the doors again, initially for Drama only sessions on Saturdays from 12th June in Kelvedon.   From September we will open fully, adding in Dance and Singing elements.  There are also plans for a week-long Summer School. 

As time goes on, more services and exciting workshops will be added to our services. 

Acting, Singing & Dance training

Students aged 5-17 based in Coggeshall, Essex

LAMDA exams

Theatre productions

Summer School

Backstage workshops

Timetable from 12th June

9.30-10.15am     6-9s Drama

10.15-11am        10-13 Drama

11.15-12pm        14-17 Drama

12.30-1.30pm     18+ Drama