What’s Happening


19 JULY 2022

LOCAL GIRL, Isabel Heywood (represented by SBM Agency) Salford, filmed her first role, in a short film earlier this month.  Her success was achieved through the nurturing of Actress & Founder Sarah Byrne and her professional workshop-based Sarah Byrne Acting Academy located in Manchester Maccabi Sports Centre, Prestwich.

Isabel Heywood, 12 years old began attending Sarah Byrne Acting Academy where she was spotted by a Casting Director and has wowed the Production team with a view to more work.  Isabel’s dream of becoming an actor is well on the way…

Isabella said “it was an amazing experience and I loved every minute of it, the director even commented on how well I took direction”.

Cassie Heywood, mum of Isabella 12, said “Being part of the academy at Manchester Maccabi gave Isabella the chance to join SBM Agency which then presented her with this amazing opportunity.  It was a great experience for her and thanks to the dedication of both Sue & Sarah, Isabella was so at ease throughout it” Cassie Heywood 7 July 2022

Sarah Byrne, regular from Shameless, Hollyoaks, Domino Pizza ident, & short films said “I wanted to give back to local children in Prestwich the same opportunities my mum gave me.  In 2016, I felt the time was right to launch Sarah Byrne Acting Academy, so I took the plunge and the class has grown from opening with 10 children in a Church Hall in OLDHAM to a successful running Academy for approx. 100 children at 2 locations including Manchester Maccabi Sports Centre.

Sue Burns, Chaperone & Academy Executive said “Our Academy is a very multicultural community, and we welcome everybody who has a keen interest in acting to come along and join us.  Sarah’s professionalism and irreplaceable teaching skills along with my community spirit helps builds our unique warm & inclusive atmosphere.”


22 JULY 2022

We are excited to announce that we have been awarded funding to install cycle parking at our Club! This will be completed next week.