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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 2014
Our programme of Summer Schools for adults, children and young people runs from the 28th of July to the 12th September and includes week long courses in Screen Acting, Musical Theatre, Audition Technique, Movement and much more. 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

ACT News

All 12 of our 2014 Graduating students have been offered representation.

Trinity Exams - 100% success rate for adults, children and youth.

97% of students gained a Distinction or Merit.

Quick Questions:

Q: If I train with you can I join Spotlight?
A: Yes - Diploma Graduates can join Spotlight.

Q: If I train with you can I join Equity?
A: Yes - Diploma students are eligible for Student Membership.

Q: If I train with you can I get a Student card?
A: Yes - Diploma & Foundation students are eligible to join the National Union of Students.

Q: If I train with you can I get a Student Loan?
A: Yes - Diploma students can apply for a Career Development Loan.

Q: If I train with you will I get a launch into industry?
A: Yes - Diploma Students have a London and Brighton showcase. They also take a professional studies module in term 6 which includes CV's, Biographies and a Headshot.

Q: If I train with you will I get a qualification?
A: Yes - Diploma Students take the Trinity Guildhall ATCL exam. This is a Level 4 qualification and we have a 100% pass rate.

Audition Now for September 2015 Auditions
Next Two Week Workshop - Brighton 18th - 28th November
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