Advanced Performance Course

The Advanced Performance Course is intended exclusively as an advanced progression course for students who have successfully completed our Foundation Course in Acting and want to develop their acting skills to a high level. Every year most of the students on the Foundation Course in Acting progress on to this course.

The Course

In the Autumn term, the classes in Body and Movement and in Voice and Speech continue, and the Acting classes apply the principles that you have learned in order to bring a script to life in performance.

In the Spring and Summer terms, work is geared to two full-length productions, one in March and one in July. These two productions are given full technical resources and feature in the season of plays at The Questors Theatre. The March production takes place in our Studio theatre and the July production in our Playhouse.

Recent productions have been:
  • Charley's Aunt by Brandon Thomas (2019)
  • Future Conditional by Tamsin Oglesby (2019)
  • Albert Make Us Laugh by Jimmie Chinn (2018)
  • The Maids by Jean Genet (2018)
  • Blood Sports by Richard Gallagher (2018)
  • Trelawny of the 'Wells' by Arthur Wing Pinero (2017)
  • Love's Labour's Lost by William Shakespeare (2017)
  • Stags and Hens by Willy Russell (2016)
  • Dead White Males by David Williamson (2016)
  • The Young Idea by Noel Coward (2015)
  • Fear and Misery of the Third Reich by Bertolt Brecht (2015)
  • Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale (2014)
  • The Balcony by Jean Genet (2014)
  • On the Razzle by Tom Stoppard (2013)
  • Trojan Barbie by Christine Evans (2013)


Some students go on to pursue a professional career as an actor, while many join our acting company at The Questors and continue to perform here regularly.

Recent students on the course have successfully gained places at drama schools, and have appeared professionally at the National Theatre, in the West End and on TV.

Acting Classes

Classes are held at The Questors Theatre in one of our large rehearsal rooms.

Acting class
Saturdays 3.15 - 6.30pm & Wednesdays 7.30 - 10.00pm

Body & Movement class
Tuesdays 8.45 - 10.05pm

Voice & Speech class
Tuesdays 7.15 - 8.35pm

There are also many additional rehearsals for the two major productions.

Membership of The Questors

As a Questors student you enjoy all the facilities and benefits of membership of The Questors, including free tickets to all productions by The Questors during the year (except the Christmas show).

Equity Membership

As a student on the Advanced Performance Course you are eligible to join Equity as a student member.

Term dates

  • Autumn: 25 September to 158 December 2021
  • Spring: 8 January to 9 April 2022
  • Summer: 23 April to 23 July 2022.


£360 per term, in advance; or by direct debit in 3 monthly instalments of £125 (£375). Find out about scholarships and bursaries.


Only applicants who have successfully completed our Foundation Course in Acting will be considered.
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