Welcome to the London Actors Workshop! We hope everyone is taking precautions and staying safe as we gradually come out of Covid lockdown. Moving the courses online has been a great success and we plan to be back, LIVE, in the Covent Garden studio from Sunday September 26th with an extra added online component!

“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 (September 26th – December 12th 2021, finishing with Online Show Reels) we plan to be BACK in our Covent Garden STUDIO on SUNDAYS with our ‘Business of Acting/Guest Speaker’ WEDNESDAY Evening Sessions remaining ONLINE.

The newly revamped ONLINE course has been extremely successful! The added mid-week Zoom sessions, part social meet up, part business forum and part extra skills session have worked 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 Show Reel scene (duologue & monologue), sent out to 400+ Agents & 200+ Casting Directors!

Course fee: £850

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.

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!

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!

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!

What people are saying about The Workshop

“An excellent course in the company of great people; within 3 days of the showcase I had 2 agents call me and was offered a part in a film, so thanks London Actors Workshop, it wouldn’t have happened without you!”

Mike Long

“London Actors Workshop is an invaluable course where you can explore, create and grow. You get to meet some amazing people and work with such talented professionals from today’s acting industry.

100% Recommend!”

Leah Bullough

“Three months after the course I auditioned successfully for an agent – the LAW class on how to behave at auditions helped a lot. Four months after that I got the lead in a Sky TV promo – for which the class on acting-on-camera helped immensely. And two months after that I got a stage role at Equity rate playing the dual lead – undoubtedly thanks to the LAW acting classes. At the age of 60 I’m setting out on a new career thanks to LAW!”

Albert Clack

NEXT COURSE with availability begins on Sunday 26th SEPTEMBER 2021.

Ready To Take Your Acting Career To The Next Level?