Artistic Director's Welcome

"We hope we will be able to welcome you into our family, and very much look forward to helping you grow your own unique talent."


When we started Chesterfield Studios in 2009, my vision was for a centre where young people and adults could participate in the performing arts for pleasure as well as offering those who might consider a career in the arts and entertainment industry a firm grounding before applying to conservatoires and universities later in life. 

We encourage all of our participants to become valuable members of the Studios - to be focussed, well-disciplined and energetic, aiming at all times for the very highest of standards across all of our classes. 

Chesterfield Studios offers a unique place to develop, work and build both skills and confidence. Our graduates have gone on to study at the Royal College of Music, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, The Urdang Academy, Laine Theatre Arts, Bird College, Guildford School of Acting, Oxford University, East 15 and many more. Others have become teachers, doctors, entrepreneurs, managers, business owners, marketeers and some even have come back to teach for us. 

The teachers I have chosen to work at the Studios are all people I respect and personally admire, they are the very best, and all have distinguished careers both in the performing arts and the educational sector. 

My wife Roseanna, who is Director of the Theatre School and I am immensely proud of Chesterfield Studios and all of its members, and we are continually struck with the thought that our centre has become a huge extended family. We hope we will be able to welcome you in to it, and very much look forward to helping you to grow your own unique talent. 

Jonathan Francis BA (Hons)

Artistic Director

Chesterfield Studios Ltd.