act Drama School - Acting classes & courses - Performing arts training brighton

Patrons: Jonathan Altaras, Lionel Blair, Gaye Brown, Frank Finlay CBE, Nickolas Grace, Patricia Hodge, Charles Osborne, Elaine Paige OBE, Jeffrey Taylor, Ken Thompson.

about act


ACT is the only Drama School on the South Coast offering a professional actor training. ACT consistently achieves a Graduate employment rate of 65%.

We run on a non profit making basis so we can offer quality actor training at affordable rates. Our ethos is to provide access to professional Drama Training and acting classes for talented individuals who have been unable to follow traditional routes into the acting profession through lack of academic qualifications, financial restrictions or family responsibilities.

Courses run during the evenings and weekends so that students can earn a living or maintain family commitments. Students must be 18+ to apply to the Diploma in Acting and 16+ for the Foundation in Acting and all other adult courses. There is no upper age limit.

AKT - Act Kids Theatre runs on Saturdays during term time and is open to students 6 to 18 years old.

See what some of our graduates have to say about ACT on Casting Call Pro on our Testimonial page.

Actor training, courses, Kids Theatre, studio hire & more


Actor Training - Our ATCL Two Year Diploma in Acting offers students the opportunity to train as professional actors and a launch into industry via our London and Brighton showcases. See ATCL Diploma.

Acting Classes & Courses - ACT offers a range of short and long courses for all ages from beginner to advanced. From our one year Foundation in Acting to our one night a week Creative Playground. See Courses.

AKT Act Kids Theatre - Saturday classes in Drama and Acting for children and young people aged 8 to 17. All classes taught by our enthusiastic and industry experienced tutors who are all CRB checked. Classes take place in our professionally equipped studio spaces. See AKT

Studio Hire - A friendly and well equipped rehearsal space for hire in central Brighton (Kemptown), Hove (Church Road) and Eastbourne (Terminus Road). Our spaces are suitable for a range of Dance and Drama activities as well as for meetings, teaching and training, Yoga, martial arts and youth groups. We can also offer desk or office space for artists or art based companies. See Hire

Summer School
Our programme of Summer Schools for adults and children and young people. See Summer School.

Brighton Theatre Collective - ACT's award winning professional theatrical production house BCT aims to produce high quality theatre by Brighton practitioners in exciting new venues. See BTC

Casting - We offer a bespoke service to meet your casting requirements from our pool of ACT professional actors/tutors, graduates and students. See Casting

Audition Coaching - One to one coaching with one of our highly experienced acting tutors can be arranged via the school. We offer sessions in: Acting, Voice, Movement and Presentation Skills. See Acting Coaching

The ACT team is comprised of highly experienced, passionate and dedicated actors and directors. They bring their own current professional practice into the classroom, relish the opportunity to nurture new talent and are committed to creating a safe, supportive and inspiring creative environment. See Staff

Latest News:
Audition Now for September 2014 Auditions
Next Two Week Workshop - Brighton 15th - 25th April 2014
ACT Diploma Public show A Month In The Country 3rd - 5th April @ The Old Market
Exam results - 100% pass rate for ATCL Diploma and Children's Trinity Grades
New premises at ACT Eastbourne

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