Tag: drama school

  • 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…

  • Angela Jones: Triumphs, Trials and Tips from a Spotlight Prize Winner

    Angela Jones: Triumphs, Trials and Tips from a Spotlight Prize Winner

    Best Stage Performance winner Angela Jones on life after drama school and her Spotlight Prize experience. Before graduating in 2022, Angela was nominated by her drama school, the London Academy of Dramatic Art (LAMDA), for the Spotlight Prize, and went on to win for Best Stage Performance. Since then, she’s gained agency representation, worked in…

  • How to Start Your Acting Career in London

    How to Start Your Acting Career in London

    How to become an actor in London, including where to find auditions, drama schools and the cost of living in the capital. London is the centre of the UK’s entertainment industry, making it a popular base for performers. Often referred to as the ‘theatre capital of the world’, it has around 40 theatres in and…

  • Aaron Hodgetts: From Guildford School of Acting to ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel

    Aaron Hodgetts: From Guildford School of Acting to ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel

    2022’s Spotlight Prize winner tells us about their drama school journey, auditioning for ‘House of the Dragon’, and their experience as a non-binary performer. Before graduating in 2022, Aaron Hodgetts (They/Them) was nominated by their drama school, Guildford School of Acting, for the Spotlight Prize 2022. Previous nominees include Jodie Whittaker, Gwendoline Christie and Ben…

  • How to Start Your Acting Career in Scotland

    How to Start Your Acting Career in Scotland

    How to start your acting career in Scotland, find acting jobs and the expected cost of living in Edinburgh and Glasgow for 2023 Scotland is steeped in culture that goes way beyond its famous ceilidhs and iconic bagpipes. The country’s breathtaking scenery played the backdrop for films such as Harry Potter, Sunshine on Leith and…

  • How to Start Your Acting Career in Leeds

    How to Start Your Acting Career in Leeds

    What you need to know about living and working in Leeds as an actor, including what acting schools are available, how to find auditions, and the cost of living locally Leeds is home to a vibrant cultural scene and has produced successful home-grown talent such as Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) and Gemma Whelan (Game of…

  • 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…

  • How to Become a Performer in Manchester

    How to Become a Performer in Manchester

    Everything you need to know about working as an actor in Manchester including available training, how to find auditions, and the local cost of living There was a time when training at a London drama school, getting an agent and living in the capital to pursue an acting career was the status quo. Over the…

  • 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…