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28 June 2019

JULY TO SEPTEMBER MEMBERS SALE

 Members receive 20% discount on any workshops which are £40 or over.

2 June 2019

April 19 Poster

Take a look at all of our workshops running in April

Click on the poster below to open as a PDF 

5 February 2019

Clive Swift

 

30 December 2018

January 19 Poster

 

12 November 2018

AGENT-A-THON 2018

Bookings are OPEN for our annual fundraiser!

23 July 2018

CASTATHON 2018

Bookings are OPEN for our annual fundraiser!

Monday 23 July will see the eagerly anticipated return of the Actors Centre's annual fundraising event Cast-a-thon, and this year it’s better than ever!

2 July 2018

Shakespeak

THE ACTOR’S CENTRE SHAKESPEARE SPEAKING LABORATORY PRESENT: ‘SHAKESPEARE’S POETRY’

A Rehearsed Reading of William Shakespeare’s Non-Dramatic Verse, directed by Alain English with Geoffrey Kirkness, Jaye Ella-Ruth, Andree Mullings, Josie Ayers, Alice Simone, Cindy-Jane Armbruster, Daniel Ball and Michaela Leslie.

23 March 2018

Off The Record with Simon Callow

We are extremely excited to announce that the next Off the Record in 2018 will be with Simon Callow!         

The Actors Centre are continuing to present our hit series of conversations "Off the Record”. A series of colourful conversations between Paul Clayton and his guests in the Tristan Bates Theatre.

8 March 2018

International Women's Day

Blacktress UK and the Actors Centre presents

TAKE UP SPACE and raise your voice it's International Women's Day

In celebration of International Women's Day on Thursday 8th March

2 March 2018

Off The Record with Samantha Spiro & Jennifer Saunders

We are extremely excited to announce that the next Off the Record in 2018 will be with Samantha Spiro & Jennifer Saunders!    

The Actors Centre are continuing to present our hit series of conversations "Off the Record”. A series of colourful conversations in the Tristan Bates Theatre.

22 February 2018

Off The Record with Mark Gatiss

We are delighted to announce that Sherlock co-creator and star Mark Gatiss will be joining the line-up for OFF THE RECORD.

The Actors Centre are continuing to present our hit series of conversations "Off the Record"; a series of colourful conversations between actors and creatives.

16 February 2018

Off The Record with John McCrea & Josie Walker

We are extremely excited to announce that the next Off the Record in 2018 will be with John McCrea & Josie Walker!   

The Actors Centre are continuing to present our hit series of conversations "Off the Record”. A series of colourful conversations between Paul Clayton and his guests in the Tristan Bates Theatre.se

14 November 2017

Off the record with Stephen Tompkinson

We are extremely excited to announce that the next Off the Record in 2017 will be with Stephen Tompkinson!

The Actors Centre are continuing to present our hit series of conversations "Off the Record" as part of the initiative, Lunchtime at the Lane. A series of colourful conversations between Paul Clayton and his guests in what is probably the finest Georgian room in England, the Grand Saloon at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

8 November 2017

John Thaw Studio

We want to curate the evenings around your needs and support you in daring to create your own work.  This can be anything from plays to musicals, from comedy to poetry.

20 October 2017

What do you want from The Actors Centre?

The Actors Centre is nearly 40 and we are now revamping our Mission, Vision and Values.

25 September 2017

12 Days of Christmas

From 11 to 22 December, the Actors Centre will be taking over the Tristan Bates Theatre to host a 12-day festival that celebrates our members by giving you the opportunity to present your work.

4 September 2017

Joseph Millson Bursary

We are extremely excited to announce that applications for our Joseph Millson Bursary are now open!

29 August 2017

Off the Record with Stockard Channing

We are extremely excited to announce that the next Off the Record in 2017 will be with Stockard Channing!

The Actors Centre and Really Useful Theatres are continuing to present our hit series of conversations "Off the Record" as part of the initiative, Lunchtime at the Lane. A series of colourful conversations between Paul Clayton and his guests in what is probably the finest Georgian room in England, the Grand Saloon at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

12 June 2017

July - Sept Programme

This season we are delighted to welcome one of our fantastic Patrons, Joseph Millson, who will be bringing a range of new workshops to the Actors Centre led by exceptional actors, practitioners and theatre makers.

22 May 2017

Lunchtime Seminar with Lucy Kerbel

The Lunchtime Seminars programme provides a great opportunity for our members and the public to hear new ideas, thoughts and techniques from individuals at the top of their field.

8 May 2017

Work with us...

We are recuiting at the Actors Centre and there are some brilliant opportunities with deadlines this week, so don't miss out - it's time to get that application in!

5 May 2017

Alan Bates Award 2017

Multi Olivier Award winner and esteemed actor, Noma Dumezweni, awarded this year’s Alan Bates Award to Georgia Frost from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School at the central London ceremony at the Actors Centre on Thursday 4th May.

4 May 2017

Lunchtime Seminar with Andy Nyman

The Lunchtime Seminars programme provides a great opportunity for our members and the public to hear new ideas, thoughts and techniques from individuals at the top of their field.oks.

3 March 2017

Alan Bates Award

One More Week

The deadline for the Alan Bates Award 2017 has been extended.

2 March 2017

Off the Record with Dame Harriet Walter

We are extremely excited to announce that the next Off the Record in 2017 will be with Dame Harriet Walter!

27 February 2017

Cast-a-thon 2017

Monday 6 March will see the eagerly anticipated return of the Actors Centre's annual fundraising event Cast-a-thon, and this year it’s better than ever!

13 February 2017

LA Talking Heads #5

The Actors Centre is delighted to be working with Danny De Lillo in bringing you a series of FREE industry talks with actors, directors, agents, casting directors, producers and managers based in LA.

11 January 2017

Equity Play Fair Season

 We are extremely excited to have Equity on board as guest curator this season alongside Casting Networks International.

3 January 2017

Off the Record with Gary Oldman

We are extremely excited to announce that Off the Record is back in 2017 with the one and only Gary Oldman!
 

12 December 2016

LA Talking Heads #4

The Actors Centre is delighted to be working with Danny De Lillo in bringing you a series of FREE industry talks with actors, directors, agents, casting directors, producers and managers based in LA.

18 October 2016

Welcome to our new Patrons!

The Actors Centre is extremely excited to announce that actors Indira Varma and Joseph Millson have become new Patrons of the Centre and the Tristan Bates Theatre.

6 October 2016

Agent-a-thon 2016

Thursday 6 October will see the eagerly anticipated return of the Actors Centre's vital fundraiser Agent-a-thon, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever!und will be given.

26 September 2016

ACT NOW

ACT NOW is a fantastic FREE event for acting graduates sponsored by Samuel French, London's best theatre bookshop.

7 September 2016

LA Talking Heads #3

The Actors Centre is delighted to be working with Danny De Lillo in bringing you a series of FREE industry talks with actors, directors, agents, casting directors, producers and managers based in LA.

10 August 2016

LA Talking Heads #2

The Actors Centre is delighted to be working with Danny De Lillo in bringing you a series of FREE industry talks with actors, directors, agents, casting directors, producers and managers based in LA.

8 June 2016

New TBT Producer!

Current Associate Producer at St. James Theatre, Matthew Keeler, will be joining the Actors Centre team as Tristan Bates Theatre Producer on 13th June!

11 May 2016

LA Talking Heads

The new series of interviews from Los Angeles!

The Actors Centre is delighted to be working with Danny De Lillo in bringing you a series of FREE industry talks with actors, directors, agents, casting directors, producers and managers based in LA.

25 April 2016

Lunchtime Seminars #2

The Actors Centre's Lunchtime Seminars programme provides a great opportunity for Actors Centre members and the public to learn and get experience of new ideas and techniques from individuals at the top of their field.

11 April 2016

Producer needed!

With just 1 week to go until the job application deadline, the hunt is on! Could it be you?

21 March 2016

Off the Record with Dame Judi Dench

We are extremely excited to announce that Off the Record is back in 2016 with none other than Dame Judi Dench!

29 February 2016

Lunchtime Seminars

The Actors Centre is launching a new initiative of short Lunchtime Seminars in the Tristan Bates Theatre.

6 January 2016

A word from our CEO

Happy New Year to all Actors Centre members!

5 January 2016

Chairman's Board Report for Members

Happy New Year Everyone!

18 November 2015

New phone numbers

As of Monday 30th November the Actors Centre and Tristan Bates Theatre will have new phone numbers.

21 September 2015

Agentathon

Tuesday 6 October 2015 will see the eagerly anticipated return of the Actors Centre's Agentathon, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever!d will be given.

6 August 2015

#DomeToGlobe

Join our sponsored walk #DomeToGlobe on 6th September!

25 June 2015

LA Vs London

Acting in London or acting in LA?

The differences between the two cities and industries are often a hot topic amongst the budding and successful actor.

16 April 2015

Come and join us

At the Actors Centre we take pride in supporting actors through every stage of their career. If you're not a member of the Actors Centre and wondering what could be in store, look no further.

13 April 2015

Inside Out Festival

Inside Out Festival 2015 is celebrating extraordinary artistic talent across the East Midlands this Spring and we're joining them!

19 March 2015

open house

The Actors Centre and Equity are both opening their doors to non-members.

9 March 2015

Off the Record with Russell Tovey

Off the Record returns for 2015 with a packed new season of conversations with Paul Clayton and his guests at the one and only Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

11 February 2015

Off the Record is Back!

Off the Record returns for 2015 with a packed new season of conversations with Paul Clayton and his guests at the one and only Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

11 February 2015

Castathon is coming!

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 will see the eagerly anticipated return of the Actors Centre's Castathon, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever!

10 September 2014

Sara Louise Campbell in the Green Room

Join Sara for her one-woman show on Wednesday 17th September, from 7.30pm for FREE! 

3 September 2014

Off the Record Returns!

We’re launching this season with the Olivier Award-Winning star of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Alex Jennings on Tuesday 16th September at 13:00.

1 September 2014

The Green Room Programme is back!

Singer/songwriter Estie will be performing in the Green Room this Wednesday, from 7.30pm. She'll be playing live music with acoustic original tracks and cover versions. And it's completely FREE! 

 

19 August 2014

Latest News - August

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15 August 2014

Why Join the Actors Centre?

Primarily, joining the Actors Centre gives you access to our unrivalled programme, which contains over 1,700 workshops, taught by leading industry professionals.

13 August 2014

New Membership Perk!

We've partnered up with the lovely people at Fitness First to get you a Members Discount to save money on membership fees.

The membership would include full use of Fitness First clubs at anytime and will include a personalised 1-1 induction with a personal trainer and all studio classes. To find out details of how to redeem the offer, you need to be a member and logged in, then go to this page. 

21 July 2014

Green Room Programme This Wednesday

Brydie Lee-Kennedy will be performing her show Repeats on You this Wednesday, 23rd July at 7.30pm. The show is free, read more here. 

16 July 2014

Our Get Into...courses e-brochure

As well as our programme for professional actors, we also offer a range of intorductary courses.

15 July 2014

Latest News From The Actors Centre...

If you're not on our mailing list - you can sign up here

14 July 2014

Script to Screen Showcase - dates announced

Experience a 360-degree insight into the film-making process. Working on a shoot, under the real-life conditions of a small scale film production, you will participate in aspects of film making not usually open to actors, including script development and the edit.

14 July 2014

Complimentary Summer Membership

We are offering all 2014 Graduates of Drama UK (formerly NCDT / CDS ) accredited three year BA acting degrees and two year acting diplomas four months complimentary Actors Centre Membership, supporting those entering the profession by giving access to our huge range of subsidised professional development courses, affordable rehearsal spaces and our Greenroom cafe, a hub for working actors in the centre of Covent Garden. Check out the details here, or download the application form

 

10 July 2014

Listen Again to Off the Record

Imelda Staunton joined us for Off the Record earlier in the month, where she was interviewed by actor and AC Chair Paul Clayton. You can listen again to their chat here., thanks to Don't Be So Dramatic. 

7 July 2014

Off the Record - Turning the Tables

We're squeezing in another Off the Record at 12.30pm on Thursday 24 July. We’re turning the tables, and this time it’s actor and host and AC Chair Paul Clayton who will be in the hot seat.

7 July 2014

New Green Room Programme Acts!

We've got some comedy  lined up for the Green Room Programme for the rest of July. All events are FREE and take place in the Green Room Cafe Bar. 

26 June 2014

Get Into... Courses this Summer

These courses are for those interested in making a career change, want to try something new, or are interesting in learning more about the industry. 

24 June 2014

July-September Members Programme

We've partnered with The MonoBox this season, so have a look for their specially curated workshops. Plus there are more workshops with BAPAM, along with new workshops and our regular courses. 

16 June 2014

Off the Record- Listen Again!

Actors, directors, casting directors and producers will be giving interesting and informative insights into their personal journeys in this challenging and ever-changing business.

16 June 2014

Alan Bates Bursary 2014

The prize bundle includes membership to the Actors Centre, £1000 credit to use on workshops, headshots, a website, and much more! Read more about the Bursary. 

5 December 2013

Coming soon

8 August 2013

Hello world

This intensive five-day course is for anyone considering a career in acting who wants to prepare and hone their audition technique in preparation for drama school auditions. The week will offer a range of workshops giving an invaluable grounding in vital skills required for auditions and ongoing training.

Working with experienced tutors, directors and performers you will develop a practical understanding of text and character, basic vocal and movement skills.

19 April 2013

special offer

Through to Wednesday April 17th at 5pm you can take advantage of our Spring Special Offer for members only. Book now to...