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Acting for Beginners Classes

  • Acting Classes

15% Discount.New students only. Quote NEW15.

Get a full refund if you don’t enjoy the first class, (as long as you let us know by 1pm the very next day)

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:


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


Teacher: 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.


Teacher: Claire (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       SOLD OUT (places still available on Tuesdays)

17th September – 10th December

This Monday evening course has now SOLD OUT. Please e-mail if you would like to be put on the waiting list. There are still a few places remaining on the Tuesday evening courses. Or why not explore our Comedy Acting & Writing  or Screen Acting courses which also take place on a Monday evening.

Register your interest here


TUESDAYS: 6.30pm – 7.45pm  OR  8.00pm – 9.15pm    Our 6.30pm class has now SOLD OUT. A few places remain on our 8pm class.

Some places still remaining for those that start Tuesday 25th September)

18th September – 11th December

Register your interest here



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

New students get a 15% off September courses. (You only need to pay a small deposit to guarantee your place and get discount). Use code NEW15 at the checkout.

Full fees will need to be paid by 16th September unless an instalment policy is agreed in advance. Please e-mail to arrange.