Acting for Beginners – Thursdays


Thursdays 7pm – 9pm

WINTER TERM14th September 2023-23rd November (11 weeks)
SPRING TERM11th January 2024-21st March (11 weeks)


WINTER TERM£295 OR £250.75 with 15% Early Bird Discount-fees can be split into TWO instalments
SPRING TERM£295 OR £236 with 20% Extra Early Bird Discount-fees can be split into TWO instalments


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

LIAM REILLY trained at Drama Centre London. Theatre credits include: The Hanged Man (Mercury Theatre), The Caretaker (World Tour), Julius Ceasar (Barbican Theatre), The Homecoming (Actors Centre), Addicted to Love (UK Tour), Sprout (Edinburgh Festival), Cahoots Macbeth (Kings Head Theatre)

TV/Film credits include: Call The Midwife (BBC), Clapham Junction (Channel 4) Dubplate Drama, Series I &II (Channel 4) Baby Father II (BBC), The Hidden City (Hallmark), Class (Black Dog Films), Phea (Fade In Productions), There for me (Cinema 2), Irina Palm (Samsa Films), Rabbit Fever (Caught Productions), Trauma (Little Bird).

Liam is extremely passionate and active in theatre, film and television and believes strongly in its ability to educate, entertain, and empower. He originally trained as an actor at the Drama Centre, London and now splits his time between acting coaching, writing, and directing.


Acting For Beginners

Only 15 places.

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

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.

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.

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.


Course Content - Spring Term

(Subject to Minor Changes)

Specific skills you will learn this term include: Understanding a script, Building a character, Basic stagecraft.

  • WEEK ONE – The scene – obtaining the facts
  • WEEK TWO –Immediate circumstance – breaking down the text
  • WEEK THREE –Playing intentions – understand the character need
  • WEEK FOUR– Characteristics – how to embody them and use as a tool
  • WEEK FIVE – Who is in the text? How to extract the character from the text
  • WEEK SIX – Putting it together to find the person behind the character
  • WEEK SEVEN– Physical life – animal work
  • WEEK EIGHT– Learning the lines – tips and tricks
  • WEEK NINE– Rehearsal – blocking
  • WEEK TEN – Rehearsal – how to create a strong relationship in a scene
  • WEEK ELEVEN-Play the scene – with freedom

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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