Acting for Beginners – Mondays

Acting Classes Overview

Mondays 6.30pm -7.45pm

SUMMER TERM9th May -25th July 2022 (12 weeks)
WINTER TERM12th September-5th December 2022 (12 weeks)
SUMMER TERM£216 OR £172.80 with 20% Early Bird Discount-fees can be split into TWO instalments
WINTER TERM£216 OR £172.80 with 20% 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.


Why not join our Acting for Beginners Class on Thursdays or Acting for TV/Film course on Tuesdays instead? Or, if you would like to be added to a waiting list, please book on to the course to be automatically added (you will not need to pay).

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. 

This course will take place on Mondays 6.30 pm – 7.45 pm, 12th September – 5th December.  ALL profits from this course will go towards the Fiorentini Foundation and helping disadvantaged children access the performing arts.

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Or if you wish to pay in TWO instalments, please send an email to 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 - Winter Term

(Subject to Minor Changes)

In this third term we will start working towards performing scenes and monologues to perform in front of each other’s in an informal setting. The performance will be recorded for feedback in the final week.

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

  • WEEK ONE – Acting games/physicalising the character/voice
  • WEEK TWO – Choice of scenes and monologues to develop throughout the term. We will select a number of scenes and monologues from film theatre and tv that will be worked on through the term.
  •  WEEK THREE – Backstory. Developing the characters internal and external world. Who is the character? What makes them who they are. The 5 W’s
  • WEEK FOUR – 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 FIVE – Stakes and conflict. Building the emotional intensity. What are the stakes
  • WEEK SIX – Playing the opposite. How does it affect the character when they play against type? How to use this in a performance.
  • WEEK SEVEN – 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 EIGHT – Performing parts to each other
  • WEEK NINE – Final rehearsals – Bringing it all together. (Running the scenes as a performance Act 1)
  • WEEK TEN – Final rehearsals – Bringing it all together. (Running the scenes as a performance Act 2)
  • WEEK ELEVEN – Performance and recording
  • WEEK TWELVE – Performance and recording

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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