About The Jim Cartwright Drama Studio

Jim has been involved in the arts in one way or another for 33 years. First as an actor, training at both The Guildford School of Acting and the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Going on to work professionally as an actor and forming his own company, before becoming a celebrated writer and director.

About the Cartwright Drama Studio

His motivation for setting up The Cartwright Drama Studio came from the many recent articles and statements released from leading members of the theatrical world, concerning the lack of opportunity for many these days to gain entrance to the profession or even training. This is Jim’s attempt to give something back from his years of experience by offering quality training to the community in the area in which he lives and beyond. The aim is for the Studio to develop as a space for experimentation and exploratation.

It is his hope that for those who wish to, the studio will be able to equip them for a career in the acting profession.

It is also hoped, that it will provide for those who may have a strong interest in studying acting for it’s own sake and for those who may see it as a way to develop confidence and communication skills.

Acceptance to the studio will be by application only.


    1. Training from Olivier Award Winning Writer | Actor | Director ‘JIM CARTWRIGHT’ who has worked with many greats such as – Sam Mendes, Danny Boyle, Sean Bean, Gary Oldman, Jane Horrocks, Brenda Blethyn, Alison Steadman, Simon Curtis & Sir Tom Jones to name a few.
    2. Full training given in Stage Film & Television.
    3. Opportunity for ALL members to have representation as an associate of Cartwright Higgins Management.
    4. Regular performance opportunities at The Cartwright Palladium & Showcases.
    5. Masterclasses with industry professionals which have included Maxine Peake & Jane Horrocks.
    6. Support & guidance given to work professionally & develop as an artist.
    7. Great fun & camaraderie!

To apply for a place click this link: Drama Application | Cartwright Drama Studio | Cartwright Drama Studio

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Chorley: Cartwright Drama Studio, Primrose Bank House, Friday Street, PR6 0AA
Manchester: Aston Room 1, First Floor, Methodist Central Building, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ

Salford (Media City): New Adelphi Theatre B4, Orange Tower, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 2HE