London Actors Workshop
Our September - December 2016 course is now FULL. Details coming very soon for our January - April 2017 course!
London Actors Workshop is London’s popular 12 week acting programme based in the heart of theatreland. Designed for professional and aspiring actors looking to get work, it is a practical, intensive series of highly specific workshops primarily focussed on TV & Film and offers students the chance to showcase their talents to casting directors and agents.
12 Intensive Sunday workshops
3 Casting Director evenings
1 Showcase to an invited industry audience
London Actors Workshop is a successful acting programme now in its’ tenth year. Specially formulated to focus on the key acting techniques and skills necessary for any actor serious about working in the industry today. Led by professional actor Jonathan Sidgwick, London Actors Workshop features a series of specific workshops led by industry-leading tutors with a working knowledge of the TV, film and theatre industry.
London Actors Workshop is one of the most successful short acting courses in London today. Over its’ ten year history, the acting programme has helped numerous graduates find representation and work across film, TV and theatre. Not bad, considering many of our graduates haven’t been able to follow the traditional route of a 3 year drama school programme: every detail of the course is focused on the practical side to help actors actually get work.
London Actors Workshop: Course Overview
TV / Film: You will be taught the different techniques required for acting in front of a camera as well as an in-depth look at the casting process for commercials and TV/ film. You will have the opportunity to see yourself on tape followed by a discussion on how you might improve.
Masters of the Arts: Various important acting skills will be covered e.g. Improvisation, Method Acting, ‘Soap’ Acting, Sight Reading, Audition technique, Screen Combat and Text Analysis using monologues, duologues and scenes from films/TV/ plays/-devised pieces of drama.
Casting: Over the course of three evenings, three different casting directors will give advice on what they actually look for, helping you to be fully prepared when presenting yourself for acting work. You will also get a chance to perform in front of them and get feedback.
Showcase: Students prepare for a showcase evening held at a central London theatre and we produce a professional flyer to promote the evening. This is an excellent opportunity to promote yourself to invited industry professionals. Friends and family will also be invited to see the results of your work on stage in a presentation of dramatic duologues.
Marketing: You will be given guidance and support to build your acting CV and market yourself to industry, as well as an opportunity to have your headshots done by a professional photographer. This is one of the most crucial and overlooked elements of many acting courses, but as our graduates who go on to secure representation and bookings as a result of the course will testify, 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