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Acting for Beginners Classes

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Stage & the City’s acting classes are ideal if you want to boost your confidence, presentation skills or just want to have fun. Discover the buzz actors feel every time they go on stage, learn how to let yourself become other people and explore. During our courses, you will build up a tool-kit of performance skills enabling you to unlock character, help spontaneity and free your inner performer from inhibition. We strongly believe in the value acting classes for improving self-confidence and life skills, regardless of whether you want to pursue acting professionally.

Our acting classes are designed to offer a progression through the levels of Beginners to Intermediates. You will receive guidance and feedback from your acting coach throughout the course. Once you have attended our Acting for Beginners classes and feel ready to progress onto the next level, or if you have completed a similar acting course elsewhere, you may consider applying for our Acting for Intermediates course.

During the September 2018 term the following Acting for Beginners will be run:

Monday evenings 7pm – 8.30pm at the Courtyard Theatre 

Tuesday evenings 6.30pm – 7.45pm or 8pm – 9.15pm at the Pauline Quirke Academy in Kings Cross

Acting Course Content:

  • Improvisation – in all forms – for fun, spontaneity, character development
  • Group activities and drama games
  • Movement
  • Devised scenes
  • Actioning a text – how to use the information already in a play to inform character choices
  • Working on scenes from published plays
  • Focus on voice
  • Individual feedback from acting coach
  • Learning the difference between acting on stage compared to acting on screen


Teachers:   Attila Kent (Monday evenings)

Attila trained at the City Lit in London and went on to perform on the fringe in London and Edinburgh. He had parts on TV for the BBC and Chanel 4 as well as extra work for a number of films. Having returned to university to study counselling, his aim is to use the skills he learned as an actor on stage and in classes to help others develop the abilities needed to build their confidence. Attila is also one of the LAMDA tutors at the award-winning Anna Fiorentini Theatre &  Film School.


Claire Louise Amias   (Tuesday evenings)

Claire is a RADA trained actor. She has worked extensively on stage and screen.  She also acts and directs for her theatre company A Monkey With Cymbals. Claire has toured with Handbagged (Eleanor Lloyd Productions) and Funny Peculiar (BKL) on UK No1 tours and played Vivianne in the play Women of Twilight at The Pleasance Theatre. On screen, Claire has played main supporting roles in numerous feature films including Beattie in The Magic Hour, (screened at BAFTA as part of the London Film Festival) and Ms Conrad in Telling Lies, (with Jason Flemyng and Melanie Brown).


Course Fees & Dates :

MONDAYS: 7pm – 8.30pm

17th September – 10th December

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TUESDAYS: 6.30pm – 7.45pm  OR  8.00pm – 9.15pm

18th September – 11th December

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The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield St, N1 6EU  (Mondays)
PQA Studios London, 242 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross London, N1 9JY  (Tuesdays) 

Get a 20% Early Bird discount off September courses if you reserve before the 1st August. (You only need to pay a 10% deposit to guarantee your place and get discount). Use code STAGE20 at the checkout.