Professional skills for actors

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.
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  1. Speaking Shakespeare

    Course Date: Wed 13 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.

    Tutor: Vernon Thompson.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  2. Shakespeare workshop

    Course Date: Wed 13 Sep 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to develop your skills and techniques in this improvers course. Consolidate your verse speaking and the emotional skills needed to act in Shakespeare's plays.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  3. Alexander technique: mind, body and movement

    Course Date: Mon 2 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to improve your freedom of movement, breath and speech during performance? This course for beginners and improvers will help you release habitual tension with a focus on mind and body.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Audition surgery for professional actors

    Course Date: Tue 24 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Acting: advanced (Shakespeare)

    Course Date: Tue 24 Oct 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Rehearse scenes and speeches from various Shakespeare plays in this advanced class. Create vivid performances that are both true to life and true to Shakespeare’s language.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  6. Alexander technique: performance breath and voice

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  7. Accents for actors: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering some more ‘challenging’ accents which will include Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle and others to be negotiated in class. An invaluable skill for all working actors.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Accents for actors: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 8 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    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.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  9. Professional practice for actors

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    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.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  10. Audition ready

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how an audition panel sees you in order to maximise your chances of success. You will work on your audition repertoire to build a solid base of classical and contemporary audition pieces.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Stage combat: quarterstaff

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  12. Alexander technique: in performance situation

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  13. Stage combat: knife fighting

    Course Date: Fri 27 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

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