Artistic director excited for Peckham move

By Marco Cillario - Thu 23 June 2016, 9:59 am

The artistic director of a theatre academy has spoken of the institution’s imminent move to Peckham as “the most wonderful opportunity to have become available to us in the 75 years that this organisation has existed”.

Speaking to Southwark magazine in June 2016, principal and artistic director of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Stephen Jameson, told of his excitment about the organisation relocating from north London to a site next to Peckham Library.

If planning permission is granted to develop the venue, the academy will move to its new base in September 2018.

The Mountview Academy caters for around 400 students coming from all over the world; actors, actor musicians, musical theatre actors, directors and musical directors. It offers three different courses – a two year foundation, a three year BA Hons and a one year diploma, training young actors in preparation for roles in theatre, live performance, television and film. 

After a search for new premises which took between five and six years, Jameson said he felt Mountview had found the perfect place.

The full interview with Jameson will be available in the next issue of Southwark magazine, to be published in the summer.