Acting for Beginners – Thursdays


Thursdays 7pm – 9pm

SUMMER TERM12th May 2022-28th July (11 weeks no classes 2nd June Bank Holiday)


SUMMER TERM£295 OR £236 with 20% Early Bird Discount-fees can be split into TWO instalments


Jacksons Lane Arts Centre
269A Archway Rd, London N6 5AA

EMMA KEELE trained at LAMDA and the Stella Adler Studio (NY). Theatre credits include: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre – International Tour), Abigail’s Party (40th Anniversary Production, UK No.1 Tour) The End of the Line and A Bunch of Amateurs (both Southwold Summer Repertory), Yen (Gothenburg English Studio Theatre), April in Paris (UK No.1 tour), September in the Rain (UK No.1  Tour), Phaedra’s Love (Arcola Theatre), Torn Out Pages (Gilded Balloon for the Edinburgh Festival)

TV and film credits include Emmerdale (ITV), Silent Witness (BBC), Coronation Street (ITV), Downton Abbey (ITV), Doctors (BBC), and New Tricks (BBC), Downhill (Feature), 22. Anna Matthews (Short), Jo (Short) – for which Emma won the Bazza Film Festival Best Actress Award in 2018.

Emma also founded and runs Reduced Circumstances, a theatre company committed to nurturing talent and developing new work.

Acting For Beginners

Only 15 places left.

We are holding a £10 taster evening for the first class of this term for anybody unsure about signing up for the full course. Click here for more details.

Are you interested in finding out more about what it takes to be an actor: what goes on in the rehearsal room; how you take a script from page to stage and the techniques an actor uses to be able to recreate a performance in eight shows a week?

Our Beginners Acting Course offers an introduction to acting in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Ideal for those in the early stages of their performing career with little or no acting experience, this beginner’s acting course provides the chance to explore acting techniques in a playful, accessible and practical way.

Whether you are an aspiring performer; wish to revitalise your creativity; or simply want to try something new and build self-confidence, you will find this course active, fun and rewarding.

Sounds like something you want to explore? Visit our booking page by clicking here.

Cultivate Your Acting Skills

This course is all about play. You will play games and improvise, whilst also getting the opportunity to rehearse and perform scripted duologues and monologues from British and American playwrights, using a range of acting techniques from practitioners including Stanislavski, Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen.

What the course offers you:

  • Acting Tips for beginners
  • Interact with and learn from other actors
  • Develop your scene building skills
  • An interactive acting class

Priceless Acting Tips For Beginners

Explore the fundamentals of acting in this practical course, designed for people with little or no experience of acting. Increase your confidence and discover your potential in a safe and supportive environment filled to the brim with practical acting tips for beginners and tricks.

We firmly believe in the value of Acting and Drama Courses for developing life skills, irrespective of whether you want to pursue acting in a sustained way.

Acting tips for beginners and techniques are transferable to your working and social life, enhancing communication – learning about yourself and how you relate to others – building confidence and developing your imagination and creativity.

Our acting courses are planned to offer a progression through the levels of Beginners, Improvers to Advanced. You will receive guidance from your acting coach but in general, we recommend that students take each level twice, with different teachers, before progressing to the next level. You will not repeat any content and will be challenged with new skills and acting techniques.

Weekly Acting Classes Course Schedule:


Through games and improvisation, we re-discover and nurture the childlike creativity and curiosity that may have been buried by our adult lives and responsibilities, encouraging spontaneity and being present in the moment and with each other, creating scenes and characters, whilst having fun in our practical exercises.


An opportunity to rehearse and perform characters and scenes from some of the best contemporary British playwrights. Start your acting journey with beginners’ acting exercises.


An opportunity to rehearse and perform characters and scenes from some of the best American playwrights of the last century. Read plays with your fellow actors as you explore character formation and scene development.


Now you have to be a detective too. Script analysis, scene development and how to take the show from page to stage, making interesting creative choices that serve the world of the play and the collective visions of the playwright and your director. Discover your creative process as your acting career begins to take form. Learn from your instructor’s previous experience and focus on character building as you develop your creative process.


The meaning behind the words on the page. Our beginners’ course has acting tips starting with improvisation and moving into script work, we will explore the depth and detail to be found when a character says one thing but means another.


How do we live in an imagined situation and generate authentic emotion that the audience will believe… and then repeat it at a set time every day for 8 shows a week! Tools and techniques to help you get out of your head and into your bodies and the given circumstances of the character. Discover more acting tips, character-building skills and performance techniques.


Holding the stage when it’s just you and your audience. Useful for budding actors and those looking to improve confidence when delivering those all-important work presentations.


Applying what we have learned with the added pressure of an audition situation.

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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