Acting and theatre

We offer a vibrant, vigorous, creative choice of full, part-time and short acting and theatre courses and classes that reach to all adults whatever their background, age and aspiration - from acting to technical production, musical theatre to stage combat and much more. Many of our drama tutors are professional practitioners, offering inspiration to students at all levels, from beginners to professional performers.

Hear from Charlotte Keith who has studied on several acting courses at Build and find out more about her experiences of acting, training and performing.

Any questions? Call us on 020 7492 2542 or email [email protected]

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  1. Find your teacher voice

    Course Date: Sat 3 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you a teacher of adult, secondary or primary level, either established or in training? Improve the way you communicate with students through appropriate and structured vocal exercises and thus develop your practice.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  2. Magic workshop experience day

    Course Date: Sun 4 Feb 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and see what performance magic is all about through our one day experience masterclass. Here you will explore a range of magic techniques and acts.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  3. Acting advanced: Shakespeare

    Course Date: Tue 13 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Rehearse scenes and speeches from various Shakespeare's plays in this advanced class. Create vivid performances that are both true to life and true to Shakespeare’s language.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Debating: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 14 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    For those who have some experience in debating or related courses, you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style, while honing your articulation and enunciation.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £87.00
    Concession: £66.00

  5. Acting for fun: intro

    Course Date: Thu 15 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain confidence and lose your inhibitions in this practical class for complete beginners. Make friends and improve your communication skills while having fun in this safe and friendly environment.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  6. Introduction to clowning (two-day intensive)

    Course Date: Sat 17 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Awaken your inner clown through this exciting and playful experience day….
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  7. Devised theatre: improvers

    Course Date: Sun 18 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Build on the techniques you have already learnt in devising processes. You will explore devising theatre skills beyond the basic, grow in creativity and active experimentation, and create a unique piece of theatre.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  8. Stanislavski workshop: an actor prepares

    Course Date: Mon 19 Feb 2018
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £139.00

  9. Combining voice and Pilates

    Course Date: Wed 21 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This innovative course shows you how to integrate modified Pilates movements with voice training as a holistic approach to voice, starting at breath release and progressing into phonation and resonance. Through this combination you may begin to find a link between body and voice through the core muscles of support.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  10. Clear speech

    Course Date: Wed 21 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This intensive course is ideal if you seek greater clarity and confidence in how you communicate. Suitable if English is your first language and you speak with an international (Australian/American) accent or one that defines your heritage or region of the country.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  11. Improvisation: advanced

    Course Date: Fri 23 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is an advanced improv course, ideal if you have completed our improvers classes or gained equivalent experience elsewhere.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  12. Acting through commedia dell'arte

    Course Date: Sun 4 Mar 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Using masks of the Commedia dell' Arte, study and explore the characters and their relationships.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  13. Clowning to performance (four-day intensive)

    Course Date: Mon 26 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An exciting opportunity to develop clown work for performance, resulting in a final showing of your work to a public audience.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  14. 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

  15. Accents for actors: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    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: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

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