Do you want to prepare for auditions, successfully pull off accents or become a proficient sightreader? Our professional skills courses enable you to learn essential acting techniques in order to improve your audition success and take on exciting new roles.
Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering regional and international accents, including London; General American; West Yorkshire; Liverpool and Bristol. Please see below for details of the specific accents covered.
Release tension and enjoy greater freedom of movement, breath and speech. This 'master class' format course applies the Alexander Technique for actors, singers, musicians and all performers at all levels.
Alexander Technique for performers at all levels with focus on the performance breath and voice. The Technique encourages the release of habitual tension to allow greater freedom in movement, breath and speech. Includes one-to-one hands-on in performance situations, addressing the breathing and vocal needs of the actor, singer, musician and all performers.
This course is an advanced course designed specifically for professional actors to work on and develop their audition material to maximise chances of success. You'll work on your audition repertoire to build a solid base of classical and contemporary audition pieces.
Get up-to-date information on how to break into professional performance and establish yourself in the industry with this series of workshops and masterclasses. Industry professionals (in acting, casting and representation) will cover a range of essential skills, from audition guidance to how to be a self-employed performer.
We will work with Shakespearean text for sense, rhythm and emotional truth. We will discuss and workshop speeches and scenes from King Lear and Cymbeline. The course includes a visit to Lincoln's Inn Library. We will discuss and workshop speeches and scenes from King Lear and Cymbeline.
Learn the techniques and skills you need to operate safely while wielding weapons and realistically bring about physical brawls through the art of dramatic combat. This two-term course will provide you with solid training in stage fighting, building towards the option to take a fight exam and gain a qualification for your work. An essential tool on any actor’s CV. You will work alongside the Actors Training Company (DCR201) on this course.
Knife fights on stage can be dramatic, fast, visceral and fearful – reflecting the very real danger and deadliness of this unique weapon. More and more theatrical productions reflect this modern cultural trend. Come and learn the skills needed to wield this weapon effectively and really sell that fight.
Please note: this course will also require an extra commitment of two full days at the end to prepare you for the exam.
The quarterstaff is an old style weapon used in western and eastern fighting styles. It can be used to represent the spear and other polearm weapons, as well as the long, stout wooden stick beloved of characters such as Little John.
Please note the sessions for this course are held weekly on Fridays only. During the final week however, there are 2 additional sessions on Wed the 22nd and Thurs the 23rd of February to assist in preparation for the BASSC exam.
Advance your stage combat skills by undertaking this intensive weapon skill training towards BASSC qualification in Swashbuckling. Perfect if you have already undertaken the rapier and dagger and unarmed combat training.
Please note the sessions for this course are held weekly on Fridays only. During the final week this course will also require a three full-day rehearsal commitment at the end to prepare you for exam: on Wed 25th, Thurs 26th and Friday 27th Octobe.