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The Training

We have 3 distinct blocks of study. Block 1 & 2 provide the skills and development tools crucial to working as an actor. During Blocks 1 & 2 there are regular opportunities to share work and perform to audiences, Block 3 is our Create season in rep and allows students the opportunity to perform together, to larger audiences, to work with a creative team and to work as a collaborator with support of the Artistic Director, whilst exploring their own artistry.

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Block 1

  • The Rehearsal Room
  • Actor as Artist
  • Ensemble development
  • Character from Text
  • Observation & Recall
  • Voice
  • Contemporary text & performance
  • Mask, Comedia & performance
  • Stage combat
  • Dance & movement
  • Choreographed performance
  • Contact improvisation
  • Physical Theatre text & Performance
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Block 2

  • Unlocking Shakespeare
  • Classical text & performance
  • Voice
  • Professional development
  • Actor as a business
  • Singing
  • Vocal showcase
  • Meisner
  • Acting for screen
  • Self taping
  • Audio recording
  • Improvisation
  • Writing & Devising
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Block 3

Create season in rep

  • Theatre Making
  • Script Writing
  • Short Films
  • Devising
  • Respone Work
  • Working from Text

Extra Curricular

An important part of training and development is watching live theatrical performances. We provide access to a number of productions at Theatre Royal to ensure our students are fully immersed in their art.

Recent, past production visits include:

Promotional image of Les Miserables UK touring production.

Les Miserables

Promotional image of The girl on the Train featuring Samantha Womack.

The Girl on the Train

Promotional image of Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet production.

Romeo & Juliet

2019 RSC promotional tour poster image

RSC 2019 Season