The Actors Centre

The Complete Audition Crash Course

This week-long course will give you a new perspective on the whole process of auditioning and a practical set of tools and guidelines that you can implement immediately. There will be many opportunities to practice your own approach to the many varying audition situations you might find yourself in – from TV, film and sitcom to self-tape, stage and commercials. As well as developing your audition technique we will also take a thorough look at your interview skills: making a good impression, making bold choices, listening to feedback and taking direction, and how to facilitate the most effective chat about the production. This is a fast, lively and practical course – you’ll lose your inhibitions, face your fears, build your confidence and feel ready to tackle whatever a real audition situation might throw at you.



Day 1 and 2: Contemporary and classical auditions for stage and how to nail the interview.

Please bring along a classical and a contemporary speech that you are familiar with.

Day 3 and 4: TV and film auditions, working with the camera, and casting tips and advice.

Day 5: Mock casting session and how to self-tape with Casting Networks.

A mock casting using Fastcapture in a real studio (each participant will do an ident and a commercial audition), followed by a 3-hour technical self-tape presentation providing all the information and knowledge actors will need to go away and produce a successful and professional self-tape (including kit demonstration).


To be announced.


Day 1, 2, 3, 4 – Laurence Mitchell

Day 5 – Casting Networks

Price: £400

How To Apply:

Download and complete the application form (word or PDF) and the equal opportunities form and email it to us on [email protected] with a short CV of your performance experience (if you have any), or post it to the address below:

The Complete Audition Crash Course
The Actors Centre, 1a Tower St 

We'll then get back to you to confirm your place. Once your place is confirmed we ask you to pay within 5 days.

Completion of The Complete Audition Crash Course is not a guarantee of eligibility for Actors Centre membership.


Laurence Mitchell

Laurence trained at Drama Centre and has been working as an actor for over 18 years. Theatre work includes the National, Young Vic, Old Vic, Almeida, RSC, Soho, Lyric Hammersmith and Manchester Royal Exchange among others. He has taught at Central, Drama Centre, ALRA, Central St Martins and is a visiting tutor at the Copenhagen International School for the Performing Arts.

Casting Networks

Casting Networks' invaluable online software enables casting directors to easily find talent for commercials, films, television shows, and other projects while streamlining the entire casting process. More than a million auditions are scheduled every year through Casting Networks. 

This session will be run by Luke Brady.

After a six years working at one of London’s premier post production houses Luke went on to manage a boutique casting studio for Nina Gold (Star Wars and Game of Thrones) and Sasha Robertson (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Shifty). In addition to working on thousands of commercials, films and big budget television shows he assisted six of the biggest agencies in the UK with the self tape audition for many of their A-list clients. Over the past four years at Casting Networks Luke continues to work with Casting Directors and many award-winning producers and filmmakers.