I always wanted to act. I was fortunate enough to attend several performing arts classes when I was a child, but I was (and am!) particularly passionate about acting, however, there only seemed to be musical theatre classes available. I didn’t get the training I really wanted until I started drama school when I was almost 18!

Creating a high-quality, thorough, professional acting school for under 18’s has been a developing idea of mine for most of my life.

I am incredibly passionate about the benefits of acting training. Anyone who has studied performance will speak of its life long positive impact.


Confidence, social abilities, public speaking, leadership skills and countless more traits that are developed in acting class, but are utilised for life. 


Using a blend of my extensive teaching experience and industry work, I have developed a professional, high-quality weekly acting class that is perfect for children who want to study acting a little more seriously than the other disciplines.

Lily Driver-Thurston

Founder & Core Acting Coach

Lily Driver-Thurston, founder of The Young Pro School of Acting trained at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts- studying acting. Shortly after leaving drama school, she created her own professional theatre company that launched her onto the London theatre scene, where she produced, directed and acted in multiple professional plays.


Lily has been working for the last two years with Peracals Productions- a film, television and theatre production company. Alongside, Lily’s experience in the industry, she has acquired 5+ years teaching experience at various prestigious performing arts schools.

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