The Actors Centre


Foundations is a fortnightly workshop offering, which aims to equip those looking to pursue an acting career with relevant training and knowledge of the industry. Covering a different theme each session, participants are invited to pick and choose which workshops they attend, ensuring their training fits around other commitments. Spaces are limited, so participants are advised to book in advance.

By signing up to a workshop, you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions above: Foundation Course Terms and Conditions. These workshops are for those aged 18 and above. 


It is recommended that participants have some training before participating in these workshops. Please see our Get Into Acting and Get Into Screen Acting courses which will provide you with an introduction to the craft of acting and acting as a profession. 


Upcoming Workshops





Foundations: Meisner

Saturday 26 January, 10.30-13.30

The key Meisner exercise Repetition encourages a moment-to-moment capacity to listen/observe and respond authentically with an emphasis on staying firmly rooted in the present. The more embodied the actor, the easier it is to be present. In this session you will discover that being embodied enables us to listen fully to ourselves and the other actor, and to enter a state of flow in which spontaneous impulse and responsivity in the moment are unencumbered. 


Foundations: Accent Tools

Saturday 2 March, 10.30-13.30

This accent workshop will focuses on how to understand the vowel sounds of any accent. Using methods from the Rowles and Sharpe ‘How to do Accents’ system you will learn how to use the kit list. The kit list is a group of words that represent the vowel sounds found in spoken English. Paying close attention to these words, you will learn about the vowels for any accent. The techniques will serve you for any accent you come across in the future!


Foundations: Improve Your Memory for Rapid Line Learning

Saturday 16 March, 10.30-13.30

In this interactive memory seminar, you will learn practical real-world strategies that take the stress out of learning lines in any situation. Play along with some easy to use and highly effective memory strategies with Grand Master of Memory, Mark Channon. Discover the art of Creative Memorisation, which are the building blocks for a better memory and increased focus, and learn how to put it into practice! You will gain strategies to learn lines quickly before an audition, and a simple process to accelerate the time to learn last minute scenes. Gain skills to get ‘off book’ earlier in rehearsals.


Please note: If you are unable to attend any of the above workshops, please contact reception on 020 3841 6600.