Acting & Theatre Courses & Classes in London

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. Improvisation and character

    Course Date: Tue 16 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Improvisation is not making it up as you go along…instead this is an in-depth look at the skills and techniques you need in order to improvise from scratch and within text to portray truthfully-based character and dramatic interaction.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Vocal anatomy: masterclass

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn which bits of your body do what to produce your own unique voice and speech.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  3. Classical acting

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Broaden your skills and discover the freedom to act with classical text in a safe and fun environment. Gain the confidence to build truthful characters through various practical exercises and scene work.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Actor summer school: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through physical, experiential work the course will cover: spontaneity, presence, solo, ensemble and pair work,

    approaching text and utilising voice and body.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: Patsy Rodenburg

    Course Date: Tue 23 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The former Head of Voice at LAMDA takes you through the great Patsy Rodenburg's celebrated work in an intensive voice and speech workshop.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  6. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: David Carey

    Course Date: Wed 24 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical workshop based on The Vocal Arts Workbook by David Carey, one of our greatest voice teachers. Explore practical exercises around achieving clarity and expression with your voice.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  7. Working with Methods of great voice practitioners: Kristin Linklater's Freeing the Natural Voice

    Course Date: Thu 25 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical workshop based on Freeing the Natural Voice, the seminal 1976 voice book by Kristin Linklater. Explore creative exercises to liberate breath and resonance.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  8. Working with methods of great voice practitioners: Michael McCallion

    Course Date: Fri 26 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore practical exercises in breath resonance and clarity from the important Voice Book of 1988; this workshop is particularly useful for non-native speakers but is for everyone who wants to make the most of their voice.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £18.00

  9. Magic workshop: mixed levels

    Course Date: Sat 27 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and see what performance magic is all about through our two day experience masterclass. Here you will explore a range of magic techniques and acts.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  10. Drama therapy: an introduction

    Course Date: Sun 28 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A taster course in drama therapy, taking you through a typical drama therapy session. There will be time for questions, discussions and professional advice. You will also experience the use of Playback Theatre in a therapeutic setting.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  11. Directing theatre: intensive

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get to grips with the challenges and excitement of directing the classics – from developing your own production vision to getting the best out of your actors – on this stimulating intensive course.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  12. Actor summer school: improvers

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    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

  13. Meisner intensive: scenework

    Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This four day intensive will take you through a full introduction of the Meisner Technique, including public solitude, basic repetition, the pinch and the ouch, the knock at the door, preparation and independent activity.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  14. Build theatre company: The Laramie Project

    Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Course times: Mondays & Fridays 18.30 - 21.30, Sundays 11.00 - 16.30.You will also need to be available each evening and all day Saturday during production week: Monday 1 April to Sat 6 April 2019. Auditions are 10-11 Jan.

    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. Please contact Drama on (020) 7492 2542 to book an audition time.
    Full fee: £269.00
    Senior fee: £269.00
    Concession: £164.00

  15. Acting improvers: character work

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills and experience as you explore various techniques for building character. This improvers course is fun and a great confidence builder. It will spark the imagination to enable you to create distinctive characters in both text based work and improvised scenarios.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00

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