Category: Training

  • Making Your Acting Dreams Come True

    Making Your Acting Dreams Come True

    Performer Remi Rachuba moved countries, switched careers and studied in the UK as a mature student to make his acting dreams come true. He shares his journey as inspiration for anyone hoping to do the same. In my opinion, when a drama school auditions you, you also audition the school. Having moved to Scotland from…

  • Learning an Instrument to Increase Your Employability

    Learning an Instrument to Increase Your Employability

    It takes time and dedication but playing an instrument can help boost your career opportunities. Michaela Bennison shares her advice if you want to become an actor-musician. Playing an instrument can not only open up a range of job opportunities but can also be an enriching journey in itself. In the last few years, both…

  • How to Finance Your Training and Acting Career

    How to Finance Your Training and Acting Career

    Performer Michaela Bennison gives practical advice and tips for financing your training and acting career. Let’s not sugarcoat it: the acting profession is tough. And when you’re a working-class actor with no money or connections, it can feel even more daunting. But there are ways to overcome the hurdles we face in our profession. From…

  • 10 Things No one Ever Told the Mature Female Drama Student

    10 Things No one Ever Told the Mature Female Drama Student

    Natasha Stone shares 10 things she wishes she’d been told before she decided to go back to school as a mature drama student. Everyone thought I was crazy for leaving my job to go back to school and I certainly went in with rose-tinted glasses. From the body-clock painfully ringing in your ears, the noticeable age…

  • 6 Tips to Make the Most of Online Singing Lessons

    6 Tips to Make the Most of Online Singing Lessons

    As we all adapt to being indoors and using technology to continue learning, we share six tips to make the most of online singing lessons It’s very important that you also know what you want to get out of your session before you join. Do you have a technical goal? Do you need rep suggestions?…

  • Ways to Fund Your Performing Arts Training and Career

    Ways to Fund Your Performing Arts Training and Career

    Funds, Bursaries and Awards you should know about to help to pursue your passion in the Arts. We all know studying doesn’t come cheap so it’s reassuring to know that there is financial help available to help talented students, performers and theatremakers. We’ve listed some of the bursaries, scholarships and awards available to help cover the costs of studying…

  • Adventures in the Craft of Acting: What Do You Mean By ‘Method’ Acting?

    Adventures in the Craft of Acting: What Do You Mean By ‘Method’ Acting?

    When you say ‘method’… what method do you mean? By John Currivan I’ve found that when people talk about the craft of acting it is almost inevitable that ‘THE METHOD’ is mentioned. It is often spoke about with an air of wonder and awe, like muggles would talk about wizards, but a ‘method’ is simply…

  • The Unorthodox Actor: The Guide to Not Going to Drama School

    The Unorthodox Actor: The Guide to Not Going to Drama School

    Matthew Jacobs Morgan on taking a non-drama school route towards improving your acting skills One of the most freeing parts about being in control of your training is that you get to choose which techniques and practitioners work best for you and therefore what you want to focus on… Matthew Jacobs Morgan I only did one…

  • How to Nail Your Drama School Audition

    How to Nail Your Drama School Audition

    Joe Richardson from the Guildford School of Acting audition panel gives us his insight into nailing your drama school audition… At Spotlight’s recent Open House, Joe Richardson led a session on the kinds of things you’ll need to ace your drama school audition. If you’re thinking about getting some formal training, we have lots of great advice…

  • Performing Shakespeare: A National Youth Theatre Experience

    Performing Shakespeare: A National Youth Theatre Experience

    A blog from Hayley Osborne about her experience on the Performing Shakespeare course at the National Youth Theatre Spotlight recently awarded one lucky member a place on the National Youth Theatre’s Performing Shakespeare course – here’s our winner, Hayley Osborne on her experience during that week. If you like the sound of this one, there’ll be more from the NYT as part…