Acting short courses

Enjoy our short courses in acting for all levels at Build, in the centre of London's theatreland. Our courses, which take place in Covent Garden, are taught by experts who are brilliant at communicating their enthusiasm. Choose a course in the daytime, evening or at weekends.
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  1. Improvisation: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 27 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enjoy taking your improvisation skills to an advanced level. Ideal if you have completed our improvers classes or gained equivalent experience elsewhere.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £199.00

  2. Stanislavski workshop – an actor prepares

    Course Date: Mon 30 Oct 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Deepen your understanding and emotional expressivity as you work towards deeper levels of practice in this workshop.Suitable for beginners and experienced students alike who wish to develop greater sincerity, authenticity and depth in their acting. Explore the principles of psychological realism pioneered by Stanislavski and developed by the Method practioners to enrich and enhance your performances and charcterisations. Learn new skills and hone existing ones in this supportive and expressive enviroment.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £159.00

  3. Clowning to performance (four-day intensive)

    Course Date: Mon 11 Dec 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get your clown work seen! This is an exciting opportunity to develop clown work for performance, working towards a final showing of your work to a public audience.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  4. Acting: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018 (and 11 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course designed for people with little or no experience. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and exciting environment.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. Stanislavski: beginners intensive

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the system of realistic acting that most professional actors use today — the approach to training, characterisation and rehearsal technique developed by the legendary Konstantin Stanislavski.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. Stanislavski: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the system of realistic acting that most professional actors use today — the approach to training, characterisation and rehearsal technique developed by the legendary Konstantin Stanislavski.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  7. Meisner: beginners

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Meisner's simple but powerful exercises will help you to become more expressive, expanding your ability to respond, be fully present and work authentically.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. Acting: beginners (speaking text)

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop the basic skills for speaking text and finding meaning in the words of a play or other written material. Focusing on initial preparation for actors at the beginning of their journey in working with script and being ready for character voice creation.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  9. Movement for actors

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Good acting relies on the instrument of our body!

    In this course we will build a ‘movement toolbox’ that allows the actor to engage with a responsive body to create movement stories, solo and in relationship with others. You will learn skills that allow anyone interested in acting to find ease of expression, presence, physical instinct and spontaneity. Come prepared to have serious fun!
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Acting: improvers

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 10 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue your development as you explore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven a variety of scripts and scenes. Consolidate techniques and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  11. An actor prepares

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop greater sincerity, authenticity, and depth in your acting with the training techniques pioneered by Stanislavski and the Method practitioners. Stimulate your subconscious creativity, experience imagined realities more vividly, and explore more diverse characterisations and emotionally challenging material in a focused and supportive studio course.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  12. Acting - The whole play

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Rehearse a full play and perform it as a workshop production to an invited audience at the end of term. Practise and develop your acting skills by working with an experienced director to stage a studio version of a modern playtext. No audition required; suitable for students who have completed several Build acting courses or similar.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  13. Acting for fun

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the fundamentals of acting on this practical course designed for people with little or no experience. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and exciting environment.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  14. Acting: advanced (character)

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your character work and experience approaches to building character. This advanced but fun, challenging and confidence building course will spark the imagination of performers and writers in order to create distinctive characters.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Method acting

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue your development and improve your skills as you work towards greater emotional, physical and psychological truth. You must have completed 'Method acting: beginners' or have gained relevant experience elsewhere in order to join this challenging course.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

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