Acting for Beginners – Mondays

Acting Classes Overview

Mondays 6.30pm -7.45pm

SPRING TERM9th January-27th March 2023 (12 weeks)
SUMMER TERM17th April-24th July 2023 (12 weeks- no classes on 1st, 8th and 29th May Bank holidays)
SPRING TERM£216 OR £183.60 with 15% Early Bird Discount-fees can be split into TWO instalments
SUMMER TERM£216 OR £183.60 with 15% Early Bird Discount-fees can be split into TWO instalments

Courtyard Theatre
The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield St, London N1 6EU

ATTILA KENT Attila trained at the City Lit in London and went on to perform on the fringe in London and Edinburgh. He had parts on TV for the BBC and Channel 4 as well as extra work for a number of films. Having returned to university to study counselling, his aim is to use the skills he learned as an actor on stage and in classes to help others develop the abilities needed to build their confidence. Attila is also one of the LAMDA tutors at the award-winning Anna Fiorentini Theatre & Film School.

Looking for fun acting classes in London?

Have you ever wanted to act? Do you find yourself watching your favourite movie over and over and wondering what it would be like to play that part? This 12-week acting course will teach you the fundamentals of acting. You will build up a toolkit of acting skills enabling you to unlock character, help spontaneity and free your inner performer from inhibition. We strongly believe in the value acting classes provide for improving self-confidence and life skills.

Anyone who has ever acted will tell you, there is no greater feeling than taking to the stage in a persona wholly of your own. There is nothing as rewarding as holding the audiences’ hearts in your hand and feeling their collective pulse quicken as the drama unfolds. There is nothing like acting and no better time to try it than now.

Why not make a night of it?

Sign up for our Acting for Confidence Course taking place straight after this class (8 pm – 9.15 pm) and get an extra 10% off. Just enter code ACAB at checkout.

Unsure about signing up for the full course? Join us for a £10 Taster Evening by clicking the button below. 

ALL profits from this course will go towards the Fiorentini Foundation and helping disadvantaged children access the performing arts.

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Direct debit payment plans are available, email for more details and to set up and someone will get back to you within 48hrs to arrange.

*Please note that as we are an adult performing arts school, any video footage or photographs taken during your class may be used on our social media for marketing and promotional purposes.

Course Content - Summer Term

(Subject to Minor Changes)

In this second term using the play Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, we will start working towards creating characters and scenes and performing them in front of each other in an informal setting. As part of the course in week 9 we will attend the acting company’s performance of Arcadia at the Courtyard Theatre.

Specific skills you will learn this term include: Researching the character and story, developing a characters backstory, working with others

  • WEEK ONE – Acting games/physicalising the character/voice
  • WEEK TWO –Introduction to Arcadia and casting of roles. Selection of scenes
  •  WEEK THREE –Atmosphere, Time and place
  • WEEK FOUR – Backstory. Developing the characters internal and external world. Who is the character? What makes them who they are? The 5 W’s
  • WEEK FIVE – Character interaction and choice. How and why do the characters react as they do with each other. What are their aims and intentions in the scenes?
  • WEEK SIX – Emotional recall how to add depth to your character
  • WEEK SEVEN– Stakes and conflict. Building the emotional intensity. What are the stakes
  • WEEK EIGHT – Playing the opposite. How does it affect the character when they play against type? How to use this in a performance
  • WEEK NINE –Watch Acting Company’s performance of Arcadia
  • WEEK TEN – Blocking the scene. Where is the scene happening? How to move on stage with the audience and fellow cast in mind. Props and costume
  • WEEK ELEVEN-Blocking and entrances and exits
  • WEEK TWELVE – Performance week

If you do not enjoy your first class, let us know within 24 hours and you will receive a full refund minus the cost of the first class.


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