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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Stanislavski: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 9 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this improvers class you will explore character building in greater depth. Develop emotional expressivity, a character’s inner life, and scene analysis tools.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  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. 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

  11. Stanislavski: beginners

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    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: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  12. Shakespeare workshop

    Course Date: Wed 11 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Continue to develop your skills and techniques in this improver's 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

  13. 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

  14. 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: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  15. Acting advanced: text and performance

    Course Date: Thu 12 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. Suitable for students who have completed a broad range of our Acting courses at beginners and improvers level or who have gained suitable experience elsewhere.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £215.00
    Concession: £164.00

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