Comedy Acting Workshop

Screen Acting for Beginners

  • Screen acting classes

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Only 12 places available

We have two exciting and fun 6-week courses starting this Autumn. Students can opt to do just one course or both courses.

The first six weeks will concentrate on:

Oscar-Winning Film Scenes / Tarantino Scene Study 

You will have the opportunity to re-create scenes and explore what makes an award-winning scene and an award-winning actor.


The second six weeks will concentrate on:

Acting for Sitcom & Soap Opera

You will write the basis of your own sitcom or soap opera and see footage of yourself performing your work.


Both 6-week courses will be led by Shaun Blaney, who will focus on techniques to help give you a truthful performance in front of the camera.

Both courses are catered for absolute beginners who want to build their confidence, make new friends, try something new and have fun! They are also suitable for any student that has done an acting course with us previously but wishes to explore acting on screen as opposed to on the stage.


Course Content will include:

  •  Vocal and physical acting techniques
  • Golden rules for acting truthfully
  • Learn techniques to feel natural and confident in front of the camera.
  • Gain techniques to learn lines effectively
  • Sight-reading
  • Improve your confidence to perform live and recorded scripts
  • Table read your own and industry scripts


Teacher:  Shaun Blaney

Shaun has worked as a professional actor for eleven years in a career spanning theatre, film, television and radio. In 2015 he co-created crime-drama series Farr, with writer/director Aidan Largey, which premiered on the international RTE player. To date, Farr has won five international awards from major web-pilot festivals in Europe and America, including Best Drama at Seriesfest Colorado andITVfest Denver, and two Best Actor awards for Shaun’s performance of the character Michael GallagherFarr is currently in development for a major series release. Other television credits include Game of Thrones (HBO), The Frankenstein Chronicles (ITVencore), The Lodge(The Disney Channel), Betrayal of Trust (BBCNI), and Dani’s Castle (CBBC). Film credits include Halo: Nightfall (Scottfree), The Butchering (What’s Next films) and Made in Belfast (KGB) to name but a few.


Course Fees & Dates:

WEDNESDAYS @ 7.00pm – 9.00pm
18th September – 23rd October (£147 for 6 weeks)
30th October – 4th December (£147 for 6 weeks)

Sign up for both sessions on the one evening and there will be a 40% discount making the cost £235.20. 

Get an Early bird discount if you book one individual course. The discount is automatically applied when you book one course before the 1st of August 



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