Acting Classes London

Acting Classes

Each of Be the Actor Within’s London acting classes is a minimum of two hours with everyone working individually as well as part of an ensemble.

The acting classes begin with an initial round of relaxation and preparation exercises which consist of:

  • Relaxation using specific techniques
  • Elevating the five senses
  • Personal inventory

The preliminary group is designed to:

  • Eliminate tension
  • Elevate the sensitivity and accessibility of all five senses
  • Find out where the actor is emotionally so that he or she can then select the next exercise or preparation in order to address dramatic material
Acting Class

The second group exercise is a craft involvement. Usually there is a different craft exercise each week, although some craft approaches may be repeated a number of times.

The remainder of the class is spent dealing specifically with monologues, scenes and each actor’s obstacles which include: blocks; tensions; anxieties; self esteem and ego.

The last class of every term is a showcase where everyone brings in a rehearsed scene or monologue to work on. However we welcome work on scenes and monologues throughout the course of the term.

The Cost of our

Acting Class

Acting Classes London

Each Monday or Saturday term at Be the Actor Within costs £395 (five weekly classes and an end of term showcase).

Actors are required to pay in full before the start of each term to secure their place in the class. Please contact us or refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

Acting Class Venues in London and Dates

Actor Classes

Monday Evenings 18:00-21.00

Our evening London acting class is held at:

Calder Bookshop
51 The Cut, London SE1 8LF

Saturday Class 13:00-16:00

Our weekend London acting class is held at:

Cockpit Theatre
Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH

Acting Classes in London

2020 Class Dates

Term 1

Monday Class

3 February – 2 March

Saturday Class

8 February – 7 March

Term Showcase

Saturday 7 March

Term 2

Monday Class

4 May – 1 June

Saturday Class

9 May – 6 June

Term Showcase

Saturday 6 June

Term 3

Monday Class

3 August – 31 August

Saturday Class

8 August – 5 September

Term Showcase

Saturday 5 September

Term 4

Monday Class

2 November – 30 November

Saturday Class

7 November – 5 December

Term Showcase

Saturday 5 December

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