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. Movement for actors

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    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

  2. Comedy acting for television

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to perform and film comedy sketches and scenes on this intensive course that will explore comedy material for the camera.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  3. Acting: beginners (speaking text)

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practise breath exercises and articulation drills to develop the basic skills for speaking text, and learn how to use the words to explore their meaning.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Reading English literature aloud: early 20th century

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and enjoy reading aloud short stories and passages from novels and verse plays by early 20th century writers including Forster; Priestley; Woolf and Eliot.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  5. Debating: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    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: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  6. Speaking Shakespeare

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will discuss and workshop speeches and scenes from Othello and The Winter's Tale. The course contains a visit offsite to Lincoln's Inn Library where Shakespeare's 2nd Folio is preserved. We will discuss and workshop speeches and scenes from Othello and The Winter's Tale.

    Tutor: Vernon Thompson.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Debating: beginners

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Debating requires the ability to speak English persuasively in public and, crucially, to respond rapidly to other people’s objections to what you say. We will cover the theory and practice of debating, and you will progress quickly in areas of content, strategy and style. A great mental workout.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  8. Acting: improvers

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (and 6 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: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Voice technique: improvers

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will support your extended vocal development with a focus on resonance, tonality and pitch. Open to those who have completed at least one voice course previously as well as professionals looking to refresh their skills.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Acting improvers: exploring text

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have fun and continue to develop your acting skills as you explore a range of exercises and techniques that will illuminate and enliven script work. This class is ideal if you have completed an Acting for fun or beginners course with us as it will allow you to develop your skills in a playful and supportive atmosphere.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  11. Improvisation: beginners

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For complete beginners. Have fun acting, with theatre games and basic character exercises. Build your confidence, meet new people and discover your potential.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Improvisation: improvers

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enrich the fluency and freedom of your improvisation on this improvers course. We'll explore various methods of rehearsing and performing.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  13. Voice technique: beginners

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve the quality and clarity of your voice through posture, breath capacity and control, articulation, resonance, forward placement and pitch. For anyone who wants to make the most of their voice.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  14. Voice practitioners: masterclass

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You will explore through practical exercises the basic methodology of two leading voice practitioners as selected by the tutor, themselves a Voice expert, and thus establish the best process for your own development.

    This term: Houseman: Finding Your Voice and McCallion: The Voice Book.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  15. Acting advanced: the whole play

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Practise and develop your acting skills by rehearsing scenes from a modern play in depth, with the option of performing to an invited audience at the end of the course. This course is 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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