Welcome to the London Actors Workshop!

The brand new combination of IN STUDIO ‘Acting Techniques’ Sunday daytime sessions and Zoom ‘Business of Acting’ Wednesday evening sessions is an absolute WINNER!  We’ve combined both ‘in person’ and ‘online sessions’ and created an extremely FUN, fully comprehensive learning experience & career boost/launch for the MODERN ACTOR!

Add to this the final, professionally filmed and edited Show Reel scene, sent to 400+ Agents and 150+ Casting Directors, and you’ll receive a true boost to your acting aspirations in 2022!

We say ‘ACTION!’ next on 23rd Jan 2022 – join us! 

 

“I love this course. I am a trained actress and I honestly think this course is one of the best any actor will find regardless of their ability or experience. Come on, what are you waiting for? Be like a Nike trainer and JUST DO IT!” Naomi Robson Nov 2020

Watch this, folks! Introduction to 12 Sunday & Wednesday Acting for Film & TV Course & Actor Testimonials

For the next 12 Sunday & Wednesday Acting for Film & TV course (January 23rd – April 10th 2022, finishing with Show Reels) we will be in our Covent Garden STUDIO on SUNDAYS daytimes with our ‘Business of Acting/Guest Speaker’ WEDNESDAY Evening Sessions remaining ONLINE.

Working ONLINE during lockdown worked well but it is great to back in the STUDIO!

The added mid-week Zoom sessions, part social meet up, part business forum and part extra skills sessions compliment the Sunday work brilliantly.

Let’s continue to make this the best all inclusive Acting course in London – do join us!

“I have to say that the 12-week online course run by London Actors Workshop has been superb for both newcomers and those already in the industry. The course is extremely relevant to the acting profession today and is delivered by an eclectic team of experienced tutors who bring the programme to life with their skills, enthusiasm, patience, and motivation. Highly recommended!” Chris Cordell Nov 2020

 

London Actors Workshop Introduction, Naomi Robson & Charlie Wright Showreel Scene and testimonial!

Huge Congratulations to our actors who’ve recently gained representation from agents: Samah Adam, Cho Cho Khin, Vishnu Krishnan, Richard Tidworth, Chris Cordell, My Ly, Julian Folscher,  Shivanee Talsania, Mark Cook, Dee Forrest, Lorraine Brett, Casey Akpotor, Filip Ghinea, Jenni Sannia, Raelene Goody, Yvonne Jeffrey, Megan Green & Santosh Banerjee.

12 Sunday classes (10.30am – 1.30pm OR 2.30pm – 5.30pm …do let us know which you prefer!), 12 Wednesday Evening Sessions (7-8.30pm), 3 Casting Director Sunday Evenings (6-9pm) and a Final Professionally Filmed & Edited Show Reel scene (duologue & monologue), sent out to 400+ Agents & 200+ Casting Directors!

Course fee: £990

Will you be joining us?!

“The toughest part of being an actor is the time in-between jobs.

To keep your spirits high, your goals focused and your skills sharp, you need to keep training”.

“Our tutors are excellent: they set a very high standard and cram a lot of work into a three hour class. Add in the new 90 minute Wednesday ‘Business of Acting’ sessions, plus the 3 Casting Director evenings and Show Reel and you have a course I wish was around in 2000 when I graduated from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art!
Whether relatively new to the business or boosting your existing skills, with dedication ad enthusiasm you’ll benefit greatly from the courses on offer: new contacts, new ideas and renewed vigour for this challenging and exciting profession!”
Jon Sidgwick, London Actors Workshop Course Director and Professional Actor.

London Actors Workshop Featurettes: Angie Lieu & Darnell Williams

How Do People Get Into Acting & Start A Career?

Drama School or Short Courses?

How Does An Actor Deal With Rejection?

Does Luck Play A Part In The Acting Profession?

Our actors have gone on to work in TV, Radio, Film and Theatre around the world! Congratulations to LAW Alumni:

Adele James: Catch her weekly as Nurse Tina Mollett in BBC1’s Casualty, Acceptable Damage 

Parker Sawyers: Netflix TV’s Pine Gap, World on Fire

Gugu Mbatha-Raw (MBE): The Cloverfield Paradox, Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

Howard Corlett: Emmerdale, Outlander, Starz TV’s The Rook (2019) and slew of other Imdb credits

Brad Moore: Gloves Off (Winner – Best Feature National Film Awards 2019)

Lauren Cornelius: BBC Radio Drama Company

James Henri-Thomas: Mission of Honour, Christmas Perfection 

Chris Cordell: Currently filming several Britsh Horror movies

Vishnu Krishan: Malam (Singapore shot suspense movie)

Sheena Bhattessa: Eastenders, Thomas the Tank Engine, A Christmas Gift from Bob, Hitman 3

London Actors Workshop is London’s popular 12 week acting classes programme based in the heart of theatreland.

We’ve designed our acting classes for aspiring and likewise professional actors looking to get work.

12 Intensive Sunday Workshops

First of all, we offer a practical, intensive series of highly specific acting classes primarily focused on TV/Film.

3 Casting Director Evenings

We hold three Casting Director evenings.

 

1 Show Reel (Duologue & Monologue)

Finally, we give students the chance to showcase their talents to Casting Directors and Agents through a Show Reel with both Duologue and Monologue, sent out to 400+ Agents and 200+ Casting Directors.

12 Wednesday Evening Online ‘Business of Acting’ Sessions

Invaluable sessions with Industry Guest Speakers (actors, producers, coaches, agents, casting services, etc) and ongoing Q&A, advice and positive vibes from the LAW team!

London Actors Workshop is a successful series of acting classes now in its sixeenth year. Classes focus on key acting techniques and skills we feel any actor who is serious about working will benefit from.

Professional actor Jonathan Sidgwick runs the London Actors Workshop and brings over twenty years experience to the classes.

Similarly, highly experienced, industry-leading tutors teach classes in their own field of expertise. Consequently, students only work with tutors with a working knowledge of the TV, film and theatre industry.

London Actors Workshop is one of the most successful series of acting classes in London today. Every detail of the course is focused and practical to help actors actually get work.

Since 2005, the acting classes have helped numerous graduates find representation and work across film, TV and theatre.

Consequently, many of our graduates, deciding against the traditional 3 year drama school route, have gained a strong foothold in the industry.

London Actors Workshop: Course Overview

TV and Film

Our experienced tutors teach you different techniques required for acting On Camera.

These include relaxation, focus, intentions & obstacles as well as practical tips like ‘eye lines’ and ‘hitting your marks’.

You will have watch yourself back on screen followed by a discussion on how you might improve.

The classes also feature an in-depth look at the casting process for Commercials and TV/Film.

Therefore, you’ll be totally prepared and ready for any situation arising in an audition or on set….perfect!

Intensive Acting Classes and ‘Business of Acting Sessions’

We’ll cover a wide variety of invaluable topics over the 12 Sundays.

These include Self-Taping, Improvisation, Method Acting, Acting in Continuing Dramas, Sight Reading, Shakespeare and Audition Technique for Commercials, Film & TV, both in the room and via Zoom.

You’ll learn to analyse text using Monologues & Duologues and Scenes from Films/TV/ Plays and Devised pieces of drama.

Over the 12 Wednesday evening sessions we cover anything and everything about the Industry and Craft of Acting (your acting ‘type’, your playing age, guest speakers, casting, cover letters, social media marketing, acting CVs, headshots, show reels, etc) – you name it, we cover it, and if we don’t, then please request it and we’ll incorporate it into the sessions, that’s our promise to you!

Casting

On three Sunday evenings during the course, a working Casting Director will visit the class.

Over the next three hours, the Casting Director will give advice on what they actually look for when casting a role.

First of all, you will perform in front of them, with a prepared script or a script to be given on the night or sent to you to learn a few days before the class.

Secondly, you’ll receive valuable feedback on your interpretation of the script.

Finally, you’ll take part in a Q&A covering all aspects of the business.

As a result you’ll be fully prepared when presenting yourself for acting work and know how to reach these vital industry contacts!

A great opportunity to meet three casting directors over three evenings!

N.B. Due to number constraints, if you do attend ALL 3 CD sessions you’ll get to work with at least 2 CDs. Your third session may be Q&A only but it will still be an extremely valuable learning experience and industry contact for your career.

Marketing

Crucial to any acting career!

We’ll give you detailed guidance and support to build your acting CV and market yourself to industry.

You’ll have the opportunity to have your head shots taken by a professional photographer.

This is one of the most important and overlooked elements of many acting courses.

Developing your talent is one thing, getting seen and getting to work in the industry is another, let’s do our best together to make that happen!

 

 

Our graduates who go on to secure representation and bookings as a result of the course will testify to this.

Ask any actor – a professional approach to marketing yourself as an actor is absolutely critical to success!

Show Reel

At the end of the 12 Sunday & Wednesday Acting for Film & TV Course we’ll produce a Duologue and Monologue Show Reel and send this to 400+ Agents and 200+ Casting Directors. We (and YOU!) will also spread this terrific piece of work across Social Media, increasing your chance of being seen and getting that all important next contact/audition/job!

We produce a professional flyer with actors head shots to promote the Show Reel.

This is an excellent opportunity to ‘show case’ your talent to industry professionals and self-promote via Social Media.

A great chance for people to celebrate the results of your hard work in a presentation of dramatic and comedic Duologues and Monologues!

What people are saying about The Workshop

“I love the variety of components that make up the course, lots and lots of different subjects covered in a hands on way, it’s like the perfect cocktail for the modern actor! The way Jon, the tutors and students root for each other on the course is the thing I find most inspiring! There is a strong value in positivity and enthusiasm in the Acting industry and the London Actors Workshop seems to have it in spades.”

Ghazanfar Karamat

“I love the structure and varied content of this acting course, there’s SO MUCH material jam packed into each week’s class that it leaves your brain whizzing around but in a very good way. The commitment, knowledge, enthusiasm and support from Jon, all of our expert tutors and fellow students is simply outstanding. I highly recommend this course and wish I had done it sooner.”

My Ly

“It was the one of the best experience in my life and definitely the best decision I have ever made because it let me see finally, clearly what I want to do and what is the correct path to achieve my dreams.”

Eliana Martinez

“I love this course. I am a trained actress and I honestly think this course is one of the best any actor will find regardless of their ability or experience. One of the things that has impressed me is the emphasis on building a strong support system within and outside of the class. Everyone supports and learns from one another. The online sessions midweek and the WhatsApp group help to strengthen the bond. This is by far and away the most diverse group of actors I’ve ever worked with spanning across so many backgrounds, life experiences and age ranges! It’s wonderful.”

Naomi Robson

“I had not acted since I was 12 in a school play and at 40 years of age I didn’t really have time for a full drama course and was busy doing stand up comedy up and down the country. I was recommended the London Actors Workshop’s 12 week program that takes a look at all the key aspects of acting and it was absolutely perfect. Each week covers a different discipline screen, theatre, method, Shakespeare and much more. The afternoons are so enjoyable, very relaxed and I made friends for life.”

Brad Moore

“It’s helped me get back into acting after eight years. I’ve never trained in stage combat so got the most out of that class”

Leah Foroozan

“Learned the differences between stage and television acting, it was great to have a TV director break it down for us. I learnt so much from that”

David Handley

“The detailed advice you get, even the smallest, most precise ‘criticism’, it can change the whole effect of what you’re doing, I really loved that”

Leona Andrea Sontag

“I learned how to properly conduct yourself working on stage and screen, how to prepare for scenes and how to conduct yourself professionally. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it”

Micheline Atobrah

“So many wonderful things about the course…a really taxing class with Val Colgan, in a good way. The weeks have gone so quickly, I’ll miss it!”

Aoife O’Keefe

“Really liked the session with Paul McEwan, learned a lot from him about working on ‘soaps’ and meeting the casting directors, getting inside information with no ‘dressing it up’, just the plain truth”

Natasha Evette

“A lot of highlights, Method Acting with Val Colgan to name just one but also the technical practical skills that you’ll need to work in TV. Really good value, it’s well worth the money”

Matt Graydon

“What did I get from the course? Of course, all the acting classes and techniques, improvisation and so on….. but then so much more, all the technical aspects of working on camera, castings, auditions, the business and industry knowledge, that’s why this course is so good”

Solveiga Kizalaite

“Fantastic course, helped me understand more about myself, opened me up to new ideas. If someone is serious about acting for a living and passionate about it as we all were, I’d recommend this course”

Anthony Adegoke

“Comprehensive, a really good platform for me to go forward. An honour to have Val Colgan on the course. Working on ‘Method’ is very personal and brings you together as a group. Combat was amazing, really useful class”

Shayne Drummond

“Brilliant, loved it, we did so many different things…..enjoyed meeting casting directors and industry people who told us how ‘it is’, stopped me finding out the hard way by myself. Good, motivating people behind us, pushing us.”

Kemar Downey

(can be seen in Direct Line commercial alongside Harvey Keitel)

“I am doing better than I ever thought I would, have shot a corporate video and the movie Bonded by Blood 2. Auditioned for the lead in a comedy short film. When they phoned my agent to offer me the role, they told her that I was the last to be seen and they had already chosen who they would have, then I came in and turned it on its head – which is quite nice!”

Karen Williams

“John Melainey gave us everything as a director, and this brings great results”

Petra Lindblad

“I met so many different people, made a lot friends, definitely worth doing”

Chloe Elise-Gurney

I can’t recommend The London Actors Workshop enough! For budding actors out there, this is the place to be. So much fun! Full of useful and practical advice about the profession and the craft…a wealth of knowledge to draw from! What I like about LAW is that is firm but fair…exactly what you need to mould yourself into being a better actor.”

Ankur Sengupta

NEXT COURSE with availability begins on Sunday 23rd JANUARY 2022.

Ready To Take Your Acting Career To The Next Level?