Acting for Beginners Classes

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Please note that the 6.30pm class is now full. There are a few places left for the 8pm class. Alternatively we have similar Acting for Beginners courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays. More details HERE.

20% Discount for New students. Use Code NEW20. 

Get a full refund if you do not enjoy the first class, (just let us know by 1pm the next day).

Our Acting for Beginners classes are great for boosting confidence, developing presentation skills and expanding your social life. Whether you just wish to use these classes to engage in a much-loved hobby or whether you wish to use them as a stepping stone to pursuing acting more seriously in the future these beginners acting classes will have something to offer everybody.

The way that our Monday evening classes have been structured is so that you can either choose to do the 6.30pm – 7.45pm course or the 8 pm– 9.15 pm.  Alternatively, you may decide to do both sessions as they will both focus on different aspects. There is a 40% Discount if you sign up for both sessions.


Acting for Beginners (6.30 PM – 7.45 PM)

During this session, we will cover all the basics of acting using the umbrella categories – Acting, Voice and movement.

  • Acting – we will use Pinter and Stanislavski approaches – understanding method acting and really getting under the skin of characters.
  • Voice – we will work on opening the sound, resonance, articulation and explore accents.
  • Movement – we will cover alignment, inhibiting physicality and gesture.
  • We will also look at script work.

This course is specifically catered for those wanting a professional yet accessible route into acting, for those wanting to brush up their skills and those wanting a refresher course as well as absolute beginners.



Acting for Confidence Building (8 PM – 9.15 PM)

During this session, we will explore improvisation and explore ways of making our characters truthful and natural. Students will learn how to creatively criticise and develop themselves in a safe space.

In this course, we will build on using our voices confidently and with authority. We will look at resonances, how to project and understand what it is to be “on support”. Students will cover a variety of methods to “get our of our heads” and into the space.

As in the 6.30pm class, we will also cover the umbrella categories but different exercises will be explored so that students who sign up for both sessions won’t be repeating anything from the first session.


Teacher:   Maddy Anholt

Maddy trained at ALRA (The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) and had her first one-woman comedy show produced by The Canal Cafe Theatre. Following this she had a sell-out run at the Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and at the Soho Theatre, London. Her new comedy pilot for BBC Radio 4 is released in December 2017. She has filmed with Warner Bros, Channel 5 and Sky.


Course Fees & Dates:

MONDAYS @ 6.30pm – 7.45pm or 8pm – 9.15pm

14th January – 1st April   (12 weeks)
Register your interest here



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

For those that have already paid a deposit, the remaining fees were due by 7th January to ensure your place on the course. For those that have not paid a deposit yet, you can still sign up by paying full fees straight away. If worried about fees please do not hesitate to e-mail

Sign up for both sessions and there will be a 40% Discount making the cost £234.