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. Drama club for adults

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises that will support you to become more vocally confident, expressive and dynamic without appearing arrogant.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. Vocal anatomy

    Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn which bits of your body do what to produce your own unique voice & speech, and use this knowledge and understanding with practical exercises to clarify and strengthen your vocal communication.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  3. Drama therapy

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the role and function of Dramatherapy as a working model on this intensive course. Looking at a range of drama tools that can be used in therapeutic settings, you will explore aspects of Playback Theatre and Forum Theatre as methods for engaging with others. Fun, insightful and packed with tools you can use, this is a great introduction to applying theatrical processes to therapy.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  4. Foundation in Drama: Level 2 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts

    Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to be an actor? This intensive, part-time (one day a week) course offers challenging Acting, Voice and Movement classes, which you can build around other commitments, with the opportunity to progress to more advanced levels. The course, which runs 29 weeks including Induction and final tutorials is designed to extend your skills in acting and its core disciplines as you work towards gaining a Level 2 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts awarded by Open College Network London. The course will cover the three main aspects of fundamental drama training: Acting, Voice and Movement skills. Ideally, you'll have completed at least one beginners' and one improvers' course in acting either at Build or elsewhere, or have comparable experience. You will be taught by qualified tutors with vocational experience. Regular attendance and punctuality is essential as a discipline of the professional theatre. Some work will be filmed as part of our assessment, verification and moderation processes. Please note that filming/recording of you is therefore crucial and recordings will be shared with OCN the accreditation board for this course. Your personal data will be used in accordance with our privacy policy and recordings will be held by the college for verification purposes until six months after the course has finished. By enrolling on the course you consent to this. For more information contact [email protected] Contact the Drama Department for more details and to register your interest.
    Full fee: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00
    Concession: £951.00

  5. Acting advanced: character work

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019
    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 if you have completed a broad range of our acting courses at beginners' and improvers' level, or have gained suitable experience elsewhere.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £169.00

  6. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    All cultures respect the world of Story, The ability to tell Stories, in a variety of settings, is a skill that has seen a strong resurgence, both in the workplace, and in contemporary performance. Come to gain confidence and experience.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. American accents for actors

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How to speak with confidence and authenticity in a Broadcast Standard American accent and the accent native to Wyoming.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  8. Storytelling for business and pleasure 2

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the dynamics of telling stories to motivate, articulate and communicate in the workplace, allowing your imagination free range, connecting your voice to your body and using them to express yourself in an organic and interesting way. The ancient art of listening to, sharing and telling stories is as relevant to the business world as to social interaction.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Actor's voice: beginners

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improve the quality of your voice and standard of speech; relaxation and alignment; breath capacity/control; articulation, forward placement and expressiveness.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  10. Find and use your teacher voice

    Course Date: Sun 3 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    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: £119.00

  11. Stage management and technical theatre production

    Course Date: Mon 11 Feb 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Course times: Mondays and Fridays from 18.30 -21.30. The sessions will then increase to include Sundays* from 11 – 16.30pm from the 3rd of March. 100% attendance is required.

    This course will give you an excellent introduction to what is involved in technically mounting a theatre production including stage management, lighting and sound. Following some preliminary practical sessions, you will then develop your skills while working as part of the student technical team, supporting the CL Theatre company show. This is a unique and excellent opportunity to gain ‘hands on’ experience in one or more areas of technical production. This course is suitable for beginners or those with some previous experience.

    *Please note the required Sunday sessions will be dependent on the technical role that you are allocated within the tech team. Sunday sessions will commence to work in line with the CL Theatre company rehearsals.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £269.00

  12. Comedy improv: general

    Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  13. Build theatre company: The Laramie Project

    Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Course times: Mondays and Fridays from 18.30 -21.30. Sundays from 11.00 – 16.30.You will also need to be available each evening and all day Saturday during production week: Monday 1st April to Sat the 8th April 2019.

    An exciting chance to apply your previous training in voice, movement, improvisation and characterisation in the context of performance before an audience. You will work as a company, working towards a full-scale production with professional values and standards. Auditions will be held in January 2019. Auditions will be held in January. Please apply for a place early on.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  14. Alexander technique: performance, breath and voice (improvers)

    Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019
    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: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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