About the school

ACT attracts students of all ages and walks of life and enables people to realistically achieve their ambition of a career in the performing arts. Classes are in the evenings and at weekends so that students can continue to meet their working and/or domestic commitments whilst re-training.

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.

ACT tutors are currently working at the National Theatre, the Lyric, the Globe, the RSC and the BBC. Similarly ACT graduates are to be found working on National and European tours, on BBC television and Radio, Independent Films, TIE tours and so on.

We run on a non profit making basis so we can offer quality training at affordable rates.

Our ethos is to provide access to professional Drama Training 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.

Students must be 18+ to apply to the Diploma and 16+ for the Foundation and all other adult courses. There is no upper age limit.

ACT Kids Theatre offers classes for children and young people from 6 to 18.

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.