Stirling Academy

Our acting classes at Stirling Academy in Bolton are perfect for those wanting to improve their acting skills. If you want to progress as an actor or to simply improve your self-confidence give us a call. We have classes or amateurs and professionals…


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Stirling Academy

490 Halliwell Road, Bolton BL1 8AN


Tel: 01204 848333



Training, Showcases & Qualifications

Click here for Adult Acting Classes

Click here for Children’s Drama Classes

Stirling Academy Patron – AMY NUTTALL

“I’m so unbelievably thrilled to become a patron of this wonderful academy, especially after having seen first hand the talent they produce! With enough passion and focus, I believe anyone can achieve anything. Thank you for inviting me to be a small part of this exciting and nurturing academy. I look forward to supporting you all and watching as all your stars rise!  Amy Nuttall”

Meet the team:


Nathan teaches acting skills in Bolton and Little Lever for Adults & Children.  He is also one of the executive directors of Stirling Management.


Lisa Barton

Lisa teaches the adult advanced & MASTERCLASS actors and has been at Stirling Academy since the beginning. Lisa has a wealth of experience & If you want to improve as an actor then Lisa’s the one to help! 


Abby Nicholls

Abby Nicholls is a professional young actress in her own right and teaches the youngsters here at Stirling Academy. She also teaches LAMDA (the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts) to our youngsters. 


Cobie Orrell

We are proud to welcome Cobie (the latest member of our team) here at the academy. She teaches our youngsters at both our Halliwell and Little Lever venues from the age of 5 yrs of age..


A selection of success stories….

Dan Stanton Started training at Stirling Academy acting classes and completed all his acting classes courses. it wasn’t long before we spotted his talent and offered him representation through Stirling Management.  Dan is now being submitted for auditions and has recently been featured in the new Lemsip commercial.



Oliver Dobson has been coming to our acting classes at our Academy for over 12 months now.  He has shown dedication and enthusiasm, along with  natural talent! As a result of this, Oliver recently secured his first television commercial for a well known food brand 




Eve Gordon trained here at Stirling Academy acting classes and even attended classes whilst playing ‘Caitlin’ in Coronation Street. Eve taught LAMDA to our students here at our studios and reached Gold Medal. Since then Eve has continued to act in various project and we wish her all the very best for the future.


Stewart Crank trained here at the academy for a couple of years before going to University. Whilst training here he was successful on a couple of commercial auditions for United Utilities & McDonalds. Stewart recently prformed for Disney in Tokyo. Stewart is very musical and tours often throughout the county & abroad. 



Saira Chowdhry was another talented young actress who trained here at our Academy. ‘A natural for TV’ as Glen put it. You may remember Saira who played Anita Roy in Hollyoaks. She has since appeared in Doctors, Coronation Street and Crime Stories.




Lewis Linford travelled here from Hull each week to train,  how dedicated is that!  It was no surprise that he got picked up by ITV to star as Gamekeeper Lee Naylor in Emmerdale. Lewis has also appeared in many stage productions including John Godbers ‘Bouncers’. We’re very proud of Lewis and hope to see him again on TV soon.


If you want more information about our acting classes you can call us on 01204 848333 or email us at 

A few recent feedback comments:

Adam Bennett: Stirling Academy has been nothing short of inspirational!

Clive McCoy: The sessions are great fun and very thought provoking

Christine Walsh: I’ve got a lot out of the classes and would definitely recommend

Mary Caswell: I could not have imagined how much I would have learned, Surpassed all expectation

Liam Kirwin: My aim is to work in TV & Film and the academy is perfect for this

Karen Coupe: Attended this class having never done anything like this before – first went to have a chat to see what it involved, it seemed such a friendly place I stayed for a lesson and loved it. lovely people – great insight into what’s required. You learn at your own pace. I highly recommend it

Jeremy Weston: Stirling academy is a wonderful studio for acting skills . It caters for beginners and professional actors alike . I have recently completed the foundation course which was wonderfully great fun as well as very informative .im now in the advance class which is also great fun . All ages are catered for as I’m now 66 and have taken up acting after my medical career

Rachael Roberts: I would highly recommend Stirling for actors at any stage of their career. The classes are hugely beneficial and if you’re looking for a friendly atmosphere to develop your skills, the workshops here at Stirling are brilliant. I’m currently being taught by Lisa Barton. Lisa is constructive and honest in her approach and her guidance and creativity during lessons are invaluable. 5* 

Jodie Thackeray: Recently had the pleasure of filming some showreel scenes with Steve and Glen. Such a good day and I already can’t wait to see the results! Felt really at ease and it was so much fun! Thank you


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