Acting classes

Acting for Intermediates Classes


Stage & the City’s Acting for Intermediates classes are for those who have moved on from the Acting for Beginners course and are looking for something more challenging and a chance to showcase their work. Our acting classes are ideal if you want to improve your acting skills, confidence and presentation skills.

Discover the buzz actors feel every time they go on stage, learn how to let yourself become other people and explore. During the course, you will build up a tool-kit of performance skills enabling you to unlock character, help spontaneity and free your inner performer from inhibition. 


Course Content:

  • Improvisation, voice work and actioning a text
  • Characterisation – students will choose and work on specific characters
  • In-depth characterisation work focusing on physicality and voice
  • Rehearsal of scenes, working towards a Spring showcase for family and friends on 2nd April 2020. A mixture of comedic and dramatic short scenes from modern and classic plays as well as devised scenes. (Students that start in September will need to commit until March to ensure a successful showcase).


Teacher:  Claire Louise Amias

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 also toured with Handbagged (Eleanor Llyd 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:

WEDNESDAYS @ 6.30pm – 8.30pm
1st May – 17th July (12 weeks)
18th September – 4th December (£234 for 12 weeks followed by 15th January – 2nd April – showcase at the Courtyard Theatre on the final day of term with a dress rehearsal on Wednesday 1st April – all students will need to commit to both terms.)



PQA Studios London, 242 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross London, N1 9JY