Acting for All

Acting for All is a modular course for complete beginners. It takes place on Friday evenings between 8 and 10pm and you can join term by term in the autumn, spring or summer.

Whether you want to be on stage, appear in films or just gain some confidence, you will learn new skills in a fun, safe and social environment. During our autumn module, you will be introduced to the tools of an actor, feeding your creativity and stimulating your imagination.  We will be looking at:

•        How narrative works
•        How to gain confidence in public speaking
•        How to work within a team
•        How to think ‘outside of the box’
•        How to develop your imagination
•        How to build a character

Over the term we’ll put our heads together to devise a completely new piece of theatre from scratch. In the first couple of weeks you’ll be introduced to the concept of improvisation through games and exercises, developing short scenes based on a theme.

From the third week we’ll commence work on devising a longer theatre piece based around a theme that we choose together, and then week by week we’ll split into groups working and re-working scenes towards the final piece.

On the last lesson we’ll show the group the finishing product! You will receive a copy of the script that the group have been working on with your names down as the authors.

How will I be taught and by whom?

Teaching will be done in groups, pairs and individually. Paul Whiting will be your tutor. Paul began his acting at QYT (Questors Youth Theatre) before going onto the Questors Academy. He then studied at Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance, and today works professionally. He is a founding member of the sketch-comedy companies The Errors of Comedy and Interference.

What should I wear?

· Comfortable clothes you can move around in easily

What do I need to bring with me?

·  Somewhere to store your notes
·  A pencil and an eraser for script-marking

What can I do after this course?

Acting for All is a modular course, so you have the option of participating in all modules. If you feel you have gained sufficient experience, you can join Encore which is our  intermediate one-year part-time course.

Dates and times

Fridays 8.00–10.00 pm
Autumn: 4 October to 13 December 2019
Spring: 10 January to 20 March 2020
Summer: 24 April to 7 July 2020

Please note there will be no half term breaks.


£105 per term, payable in advance.


There is no audition for Acting for All. The course is available to those aged 18 and over.  To book, visit:

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