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.
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Acting and theatre highlights
Voice, speech and communication
Accredited acting courses
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 StreetDo 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: £169.00Senior fee: £169.00Concession: £103.00Course Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetLearn 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: £119.00Senior fee: £119.00Concession: £73.00Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetInvestigate 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: £139.00Senior fee: £139.00Concession: £85.00Course Date: Sat 19 Jan 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAdvance 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: £169.00Senior fee: £169.00Concession: £169.00Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 4 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAll 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: £129.00Senior fee: £129.00Concession: £79.00Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetHow to speak with confidence and authenticity in a Broadcast Standard American accent and the accent native to Wyoming.Full fee: £109.00Senior fee: £109.00Concession: £66.00Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDiscover 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: £129.00Senior fee: £129.00Concession: £79.00Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetImprove the quality of your voice and standard of speech; relaxation and alignment; breath capacity/control; articulation, forward placement and expressiveness.Full fee: £119.00Senior fee: £119.00Concession: £73.00Course Date: Sun 3 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAre 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: £119.00Senior fee: £119.00Concession: £119.00Course Date: Mon 11 Feb 2019 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetCourse 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: £269.00Senior fee: £269.00Concession: £269.00Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFull fee: £99.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £60.00Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetCourse 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: £269.00Senior fee: £269.00Concession: £164.00Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetRelease 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: £129.00Senior fee: £103.00Concession: £79.00