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Project A is a full-time actor training programme for 18 – 25 year olds, suitable for those just starting their journey as an actor or those who are almost ready to enter the Industry. We keep our cohort sizes small which means we can dedicate the time and support required to get the best from each of our students.

The facilities and resources we provide are uniquely housed within the historic Newcastle Theatre Royal building, in the centre of one of the UKs most culturally vibrant cities. With access to our main house auditorium, studio theatre, rehearsal room and dedicated Project A training space, Floor 4, we provide an unrivaled training experience.

Over 90%* of our graduates go on to work professionally, gain agent representation or a place at Drama School within 6 months of graduation.

Our role is to establish the foundations and rigors of actor training whilst challenging and supporting our students, providing opportunities to progress into further training or into a professional rehearsal room. The course is focused towards giving our students the skills to forge a sustainable pathway or career in the arts.

We work with an ensemble focus to ensure that our students are supported as artists, collaborators and makers. We encourage taking ownership of individual, creative development as an actor, helping our students to carve their own process by exposing them to diverse approaches to creating character and work. There is no one size fits all approach to becoming an actor and so we support our students by providing a broad training in traditional and modern day practice, voice and movement.

We nurture collaborative, considerate and thinking actors and instill a level of professionalism in our students from day one. The very nature of such vocational learning allows for playing, exploring and taking risks whilst being immersed in the culture of the rehearsal room in a supportive environment.

Attendance and punctuality across the course is compulsory.


*This figure reflects graduates who completed the course in July 2019. Our class of 2020 have had less opportunity to continue their development due to the impact of Covid-19 on the UK's performing arts industry.