Acting

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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Acting advanced: scenework

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work on scenes to advanced performance levels using a range of modern rehearsal techniques. Identifying clear opportunities for character with scenes and responding creatively in the moments of rehearsal.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  8. Acting: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018 (and 7 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

  9. Acting: improvers

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018 (and 5 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Acting: beginners (speaking text)

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 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: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  11. Movement for actors

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 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

  12. Acting: the whole play

    Course Date: Tue 10 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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 short modern play. No audition required; suitable for students at improvers level.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  13. Improvisation workshop (all levels)

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the art of improvisation through this 'all level' workshop. Learn how to deliver and engage in the moment, and produce completely original scenes (both dramatic and comic) in this series of workshops.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00

  14. Acting advanced: character

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Advance your skills and technique as you move towards greater standards of professional practice.Work on scenes to performance level.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. An actor prepares

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 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: £209.00
    Senior fee: £209.00
    Concession: £127.00

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