Category: Training

  • Book Recommendations for Actors in Training

    Book Recommendations for Actors in Training

    ​​​​14 books for actors to read during drama school training to help inspire and improve their acting skills​​. ​​The most imperative time in a working actor’s career is arguably the years spent at drama school. Within the safe perimeters of training​ and studying​ the craft of acting, ​drama students​​​ will learn to use tools and…

  • Choosing a Part-Time Acting Class

    Choosing a Part-Time Acting Class

      What to consider when looking for a part-time acting course and how to choose one that’s right for you Whether you’d like to get a taste for acting, train to be a professional, or upskill while working as a professional actor, part-time acting courses have much to offer. They can help you secure a…

  • I Didn’t Get Into Drama School: What Next?

    I Didn’t Get Into Drama School: What Next?

    Not getting into drama school may feel like the end of the world, but it isn’t. Here, we share tips for actors on what to do next if you didn’t get a placement at drama school September signals the start of the term for drama schools across the country. This is an exciting period for…

  • Summer School Courses You Can Book This Year

    Summer School Courses You Can Book This Year

    A guide to 2023 summer school courses for young performers and graduates Participating in a theatre-related summer school can be a great opportunity to build skills, try something new, and sample different drama schools. There are a range of training opportunities for performers throughout the UK and Ireland this July and August – as well…

  • Life Lessons from Drama School

    Life Lessons from Drama School

    We asked the graduate finalists at this year’s Spotlight Prize what is the most important thing they’ll take away from drama school. The Spotlight Prize finalists come from some of the most prestigious drama schools in the country where they’ve spent years learning their craft and honing their skills. Fresh from their impressive performances at…

  • Transforming Young People’s Lives Through Performance

    Transforming Young People’s Lives Through Performance

    How drama and theatre-making are helping to transform care leavers and at-risk young people’s lives thanks to The Big House and their Open House Project. The Big House (TBH) is a charity that helps transform the lives of care leavers and at-risk young people through the power of performance. Based in Islington, London, they run a…

  • Training Routes for Emerging Performers

    Training Routes for Emerging Performers

    Thinking of going to drama school but not sure where to start? Read on for an overview of the different training options for performers. There are many training routes for performers into the entertainment industry, from evening courses, foundation courses, Bachelor of Arts degrees, repertory theatre training, diplomas, to master’s degrees. Training is a big…

  • How To Perform Verbatim Theatre

    How To Perform Verbatim Theatre

    Actor, theatre-maker and writer Naomi Joesph explains the different types of verbatim performance and shares her tips on how to get started in verbatim theatre. Verbatim is a type of documentary theatre constructed from the words of real people responding to a particular theme or a real event. These words might be taken from interviews…

  • Teen Actors: Why Didn’t I Get Into Drama School?

    Teen Actors: Why Didn’t I Get Into Drama School?

    Performer Isabelle Martin shares her experiences of auditioning for drama school and what to do if things don’t go the way you planned. Throughout our lives, it feels as if society keeps drawing us towards a particular path, whether we want it or not. Perhaps you feel pressured to follow an academic route in school…

  • 7 Books for the Graduating Actor’s Bookshelf

    7 Books for the Graduating Actor’s Bookshelf

    A wide-ranging list of books to help build a positive and rewarding career after graduation. Graduating from drama school is a time of great excitement and anticipation. The discipline and hard work you’ve invested in your training is ready to leave the college walls and greet the casting room (or whichever room you film your…