Mountview Theatre Academy
Mountview Theatre Academy needs a new home. For over 30 years the school has been housed in temporary accommodation without our own theatre, room to expand or opportunities to engage fully with the public. Teaching areas are segregated across a split site which has four separate landlords.
We are now embarking on an exciting project to change the shape of UK drama training. We are now building a new school through which we will become the leading academy in excellence, social access and innovation in training for the creative industries.
In partnership with Southwark Council we have secured a high street site in the heart of Peckham in south London, next to the Stirling Prize-winning library. Since July 2015 we have been developing designs for our new home, talking to local cultural organisations and considering how we could enhance the current community offer to better benefit the local people of Peckham.
On 28 September 2016 Southwark’s Planning Committee voted unanimously to approve the planning application.
We intend to start building work early in 2017 and Mountview in Peckham will open to public and students alike in September 2018.
Very exciting for Mountview Academy of theatre arts. Lets try and update once we have more information.
We will have a full interview with multi award Winning actor Ken Stott later in the year.