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Acting for Beginners Classes

  • Acting Classes

New students 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.


Acting Course Content:

Tuesdays with Claire

  • Group activities, drama games and improvisation
  • A selection of approaches to acting technique
  • Building a character
  • Devised scenes
  • Acting a text – how to use the information already in a play to inform character choices
  • Working on scenes from published plays
  • Focus on voice

Thursdays with Attila

  • Group activities, drama games and improvisation
  • Introduction to the Meisner technique – improvised scenes
  • Mask work – Physical theatre
  • Emotional memory
  • Script work
  • Character development
  • Creating scenes for performance


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).


Teacher: Attila Kent – Thursday 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 Channel 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.


Course Fees & Dates :

Tuesdays: 6.30pm – 7.45pm OR 8pm – 9.15pm  (PQA, Kings Cross)
30th April – 16th July (12 weeks)

Thursdays: 6.30pm – 8pm (Umbrella Rooms, Shaftesbury)

2nd May – 18th July (12 weeks)

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Full fees are now due. In exceptional circumstances, you can pay in instalments. Please e-mail if required. If you show up to the first class and do not enjoy it you will get a full refund as long as you let us know by 1pm the next day.



PQA Studios London, 242 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross London, N1 9JY  (Tuesdays)
The Umbrella Rooms, 239-241 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EH (Thursday)