The Actors Centre offers open courses for anyone interested in getting a taste for everything the Centre has to offer. These workshops are designed to help enhance careers, further education, and develop your skillset. They provide an excellent introduction to a variety of disciplines and are taught by highly acclaimed tutors from the worlds of film, television and theatre.
No membership is required to enrol in an open course, however many participants go on to become an Industry Member following completion of an Open Course.
Drama School Audition Intensive
This masterclass teaches vital skills for the Drama School audition process. Participants will receive valuable feedback on their prepared work, tips and techniques to remain relaxed and confident during an audition, and a better understanding of the audition process as a whole.
Get Into Screen Acting
21 - 25 October
£545 (£515 for Actor Centre Members)
This five-day course specially designed for newcomers includes exploration of the casting process, auditioning on camera, mock auditions, feedback, advice, and a casting Q&A. Beginning actors will gain experience of the technical demands of acting on film, explore the differences between stage and screen acting, and develop techniques that will help produce powerful on-screen performances.
Introduction to Acting
26 & 27 October
£160 (£130 for Actor Centre Members)
Our fun, comprehensive two-day beginners’ course is suited to those inquisitive about an acting career or simply looking to gain techniques to enhance their day to day communication. This introduction to the acting profession will be taught by a tutor from the Actors Centre's regular programme for professional actors and will give preliminary training in contemporary and classic texts, developing character and motive, and creating a compelling performance.
Introduction to Unarmed Combat
9 & 10 November
£165 (£135 for Actor Centre Members)
Our fun, two-day intensive is perfect for both absolute beginners and professionals looking to brush-up technique. Learn safe, effective, and valuable skills taught by a tutor from the Actors Centre's regular programme for professional actors. Participants will have the option to attain a basic certification in unarmed stage combat.
Presenting for TV
24 November & 1 December
£325 (£295 for Actor Centre Members)
Our popular two-day practical workshop teaches techniques to present confidently on camera. Topics include talking to camera, speaking to time, interviewing guests, being interviewed, reading Autocue, walking and talking, vox pops and shopping channels, finding a TV presenting jobs and marketing yourself as a presenter.
Unarmed Fighting for Film
30 November (All Day)
£85 (£65 for Actor Centre Members)
This one-day masterclass taught by industry professionals is perfect for both absolute beginners and professionals looking to brush-up technique. Learn safe, effective, and valuable skills ranging from from simple slaps and punches to street brawls and martial arts-inspired skirmishes. This workshop is specifically tailored to camera acting.
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