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Programme

The Actors Centre offers an unrivalled programme of professional development opportunities for emerging and established actors. 

We offer regular toolkit workshops from Shakespeare, voice and movement through to sightreading, screen acting and improvisation along with a range of exciting, new and evolving workshops.

In addition to our practice-based workshops, we offer an extensive programme of opportunities which provide our members with knowledge of and links to the industry, assisting them in gaining employment.  

Our professional programme is open to our Standard and Premium members. To become a member click here. Our workshops cost from £10-£55 per day. 

 

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Featured Workshops

The World of the Monologue

The World of the Monologue

WHAT IS IT? A workshop designed to make monologues dramatic worlds in which an actor can lose her/himself. HOW WILL IT WORK? Dealing with classic monologue challenges – creating drama and con…
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There's No Such Thing as Character

There's No Such Thing as Character

WHAT IS IT? A startling and fresh viewpoint on acting and how to do it. Evolved from Chris New's experience as a working actor this weekly class cuts through the myths and mysticisms that surro…
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A Beginners Guide to Writing Treatments

A Beginners Guide to Writing Treatments

WHAT IS IT? This workshop considers the treatment (or the outline, proposal/one pager etc) for film, television and radio, and how to write and rewrite one. HOW WILL IT WORK? The first part of the wor…
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Audio Books

Audio Books

WHAT IS IT? A one-day, incredibly practical workshop exploring the audio book industry, giving actors the information, skills and experience they simply must have when planning to record for the au…
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Yoga Class

Yoga Class

A nourishing flow yoga class to unravel tension and free the body and mind. You will move through a 50 minute sequence of breath and fluid movement specifically designed for creatives to find space…
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Producing: Where Do I Start?

Producing: Where Do I Start?

WHAT IS IT? This session is your chance to get an overview of how to pitch, fundraise and market a show, either as a dedicated producer or an actor, director or writer looking to produce your own show…
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A Close-Up on Screen Acting

A Close-Up on Screen Acting

WHAT IS IT? These workshops are aimed at Premium members to help improve screen presence when shot in close-up. HOW WILL IT WORK? By shooting and watching TV and film scripts, actors will see their…
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Meisner and Cold-Reading

Meisner and Cold-Reading

WHAT IS IT? In this workshop we will look at how the Meisner-trained actor can develop their cold-reading skills. HOW WILL IT WORK? Participants will develop their cold-reading skills for auditions…
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Screen Acting - Be Real and Believable

Screen Acting - Be Real and Believable

WHAT IS IT? A two-day workshop designed to give you the skills and tools to be real and believable on screen every time. Help the viewer believe it because you do. HOW WILL IT WORK? In the morning …
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Transparent Shakespeare

Transparent Shakespeare

WHAT IS IT? This day will focus on making Shakespeare’s language transparent, first to the actor and then to an audience. How do we tackle language that often feels obscure and far away? How can th…
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Bespoke Coaching

Bespoke Coaching is currently on hold, and will resume again in the near future. If you are a member please take a look at our upcoming programme on the workshop page, which includes a number of one-on-one sessions covering a wide variety of areas, including audition prep, voice work and career advice.

If you are not a member, we also offer a variety of public courses covering screen acting, presenting, and audition prep for drama schools. Have a look at the non-members section of our website for more information.

 

Meet the Tutors

EWA KOLODZIEJSKA: Own Your Shit!

John Melainey: Audition Practice on Camera


Terry Besson: Accent Clinic

Terry Besson: The Play's The Thing


Nathan Osgood: Working

Lisa Pescia: THE ACTOR AS STORYTELLER: FROM AUDITION TO PERFORMANCE & MOVING YOUR CAREER FORWARD


Ruth Gibson: Commercial Voice Over Crash Course

Darren R L Gordon: Understanding Your Branding


Kate Maravan: Meisner Workout

Vincent Riotta: The Five Golden Rules of Acting


Michael Hill: Take it to the Stage

Michael Hill: From Pop to Opera


Joy Richardson: Foundations Emotions and Character

Finlay Robertson: Acting With No Words


Kate Maravan: Foundations Meisner

Gordon Lamont


Pippa Wilson Playing The Altered Voice

Lydia Parker Writing Your Own Role


Lydia Parker Foundations Writing Your Own Role

Lydia Parker Beginning Playwriting The Ten Minute Play


Anthony Clegg Breath Work for Character

LYDIA PARKER - BEGINNING PLAYWRITING - THE TEN MINUTE PLAY


LYDIA PARKER - WRITING YOUR OWN ROLE

Ariella Eshed Shakespeare Through The Elements


Robert Knights - Screen Audition, Rehearsal and Performance

Guerrasio TVCommercialWorkout


CREATIVE PLATFORM ACADEMY INTRODUCTION - JACQUELINE MALCOLM

Intro to Workshop Sensory Awareness Sonny Beycher


Michael Hill Singing for the Terrified Actor!