London Actors Workshop

"A brilliant course, covering a whole range of very insightful and useful classes for actors wanting to pursue a career in the acting industry. Highly recommended!" Our next 12 week Acting for Film & TV course runs from September 23rd to December 9th 2018 with our Show Case on December 10th - do join us!

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. First of all, we offer a practical, intensive series of highly specific acting classes primarily focussed on TV/Film. Finally, we give students the chance to showcase their talents to casting directors and agents at a London show case.

12 Intensive Sunday workshops
3 Casting Director evenings
1 Showcase to an invited industry audience

London Actors Workshop is a successful series of acting classes now in its thirteenth 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 almost 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 on the practical side to help actors actually get work. Since 2005, the acting classes have helped numerous graduates to find representation and work across film, TV and theatre. Consequently, many of our graduates who couldn’t follow the traditional 3 year drama school route have gained a foothold in the industry.

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London Actors Workshop: Course Overview

TV / Film: Our experienced tutors will teach you the different techniques required for acting on Camera. These include relaxation, focus, intentions & obstacles as well as more practical tips like eye lines and hitting your mark. You will have the opportunity to see yourself on tape 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 ready for almost any situation arising in an audition or on set….probably!

In depth Acting Classes: We’ll cover a wide variety of invaluable topics. These include Improvisation, Method Acting, Acting in On Going Drama, Sight Reading, Audition Technique & Screen Combat. You’ll learn to analyse text using monologues & duologues and scenes from films/TV/ plays/devised pieces of drama.

Casting: At the end of three of your acting class Sundays, in the evening, a working Casting Director will visit the class. Over the course of 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. 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. A great opportunity to meet three casting directors over three evenings!

Showcase: At the end of the 12 Sunday acting classes students take part in a Show Case evening held at a Central London theatre. We produce a professional flyer with actors head shots to promote the event. This is an excellent opportunity to ‘show case’ your talent to invited industry professionals. Likewise you can celebrate all your hard work with your friends and family. A great night out for the audience to see the results of your hard work in a presentation of dramatic duologues!

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. 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!

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 high standard and cram a lot of work into a three hour class. Whether relatively new to the business or boosting your existing skills, with dedication and 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