21 Sep 2023 - 30 Nov 2023

Adult Class – Term 1

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Our Adult Classes are built for anyone who’s at 6th form/college (16+) all the way through to those retired. They’re designed to allow you to pop in or sign up for the whole term. From voice to script analysis, from improvisation to blocking. These sessions will allow you to build your acting skills to ensure that you have the skills to develop and or keep your acting skills going. 

It’ll also be a space for actors of all ages to meet and grow as part of the network, where it might allow a company to form and develop work. 

Term one explores the fundamental qualities of performance work, drawing on classical texts to develop and hone skills such as text, body and voice, analysis and response, and collaborative work. This term explores the process of preparing the actor/individual in relation to classical text and performance, introducing the core acting fundamentals that underpin performance.


Week One, Preparing the Actor: Voice and Script. An introduction on how to prepare the voice (i.e. warmup techniques and vocal maintenance/awareness of body & voice) and how to workshop voice when using a script. This workshop will be very practical and physical, with the facilitator adapting to the needs and levels of the group.

Week Two, Preparing the Actor: Movement and Choreography. An introduction on how to prepare the body (i.e. warmup techniques and physical maintenance/awareness of movement/styles) and how to workshop body and choreography. This workshop will be very practical and physical, with the facilitator adapting to the needs and levels of the group.

Week Three, Preparing the Actor: Exploring Text. An introduction to exploring text with insight into reading and responding to a piece of classical writing. This workshop will explore how an actor journeys from page to performance in a creative and informed way.

Week Four, Preparing the Cast: Collaborative Principles. An introduction on how to collaborate effectively within a group, creating work and responding to ideas. This workshop will include lots of group work, team building exercises and techniques. 

Week Five, The Actor in Rehearsal: Storytelling & Ensemble. An introduction to working with script or story in relation to ensemble work. This workshop will be highly practical with the chance to create a short in session piece(s) for a final feedback.

Week Six, The Actor in Rehearsal: Historical Naturalism. An introduction to the dramatic and theatrical strategies that apply to performing historical texts. This workshop will include scene work to explore style with an opportunity to share work at the end. 

Week Seven, The Actor on Stage: Shakespeare. An introduction to physicality and blocking to prepare actors for performing in a classical context. This workshop will use popular productions of classics as a resource to inspire approaches to physicality and blocking. 

Week Eight, The Actor’s Tools: Exploring Character. An introduction to methods of exploring character using classical monologues as a resource to inspire and give insight into creating unique and informed character choices. 

Week Nine, The Actor’s Tools: Exploring Character. Continued exploration of character using classical monologues with a chance for performing and feedback at the end. 

Week Ten, The Actor’s Tools: Improvisation and Devising. An introduction to tools such as improvisation and devising in response to classical text as a rehearsal and crafting method. This workshop will be highly practical. 


Sessions will take place every week on Thursdays at 6 – 8.30pm

Sessions booked in advance are £10, or pay £12 on the door


Select a performance

Thu 28th September
Thu 5th October
Thu 12th October
Thu 19th October
Thu 2nd November
Thu 9th November
Thu 16th November
Thu 23rd November
Thu 30th November