Acting for Beginners / Confidence Classes

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Get a 20% early bird discount if you book by the 1st of August 

Our Acting for Beginners / Acting for Confidence 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 and Tuesday 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  Early Bird discount if you sign up for both sessions.


Acting for Beginners (6.30 PM – 7.45 PM on Mondays OR 8pm – 9.15pm on Tuesdays)

During our autumn term, we will cover all the basics of acting using the umbrella categories – Acting, Voice and movement.

  • Improvisation
  • How to play the given circumstances
  • Playing objectives 
  • Learn sight reading techniques
  • How to interpret a script
  • Work with Stanislavski techniques to build characters
  • Build confidence creatively
  • Devise your own content
  • Work on scenes from published plays

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 (8pm – 9.15pm on Mondays OR 6.30pm – 7.45pm on Tuesdays)

Dreading a presentation at work? Public speaking gives you the chills? Feel nervous about going to a party full of strangers? Then this is the course for you!

This course is all about making you feel comfortable in your own skin, be challenged to get ‘out of your head’ and into your body. You will learn:

  • Being aware of your body language through movement exercises
  • Techniques to steady breathing and root your voice
  • Learn what it means to be ‘on support’ and develop a strong, confident voice
  • Learn how to steady nerves and perform individually and within a supportive group
  • Voice, Acting and Movement techniques to encourage confidence and lose inhibitions
  • Use your voice and body with authority
  • Learn not to ‘censor’ yourself and find confidence in your own ideas

As in the Acting for Beginners course, we will also cover the umbrella categories – Acting, Movement and Voice 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: Claire 

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: Caroline Jeyaratnam-Joyner

With a masters in arts in therapy and education, Caroline is an Arts Award moderator and consultant for Trinity Guildhall, an annual reviewer for Stagecoach and an artistic and quality assessor for Arts Council England. Caroline worked for five years as head of participative arts development at Watermans arts centre. She has also been training marginalised groups for eighteen years including the delivery of drama and theatre programmes for Charlton Athletic Race Equality and The Park Theatre. She also works with Spare Tyre as a trainer and performer on their dementia programme.


Course Fees & Dates:

MONDAYS @ 6.30pm – 7.45pm (Acting for Beginners)
8pm – 9.15pm (Acting for Confidence)
29th April – 22nd July (11 weeks no classes on 6th or 27th May)
16th September – 2nd December (£195 for 12 weeks)


TUESDAYS @ 6.30pm – 7.45pm (Acting for Confidence)
8pm – 9.15pm (Acting for Beginners)
17th September – 3rd December (£195 for 12 weeks)

Sign up for both sessions on the one evening and there will be a 40% Discount making the cost £234. Early bird discount is automatically applied when you book one course before the 1st of August. 



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