City Acting

Character Building Course


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Character Building Course


  • Getting into character

    City Acting Character has been designed as a follow on from City Acting for Intermediates but is open to anyone who has completed an equivalent course or who feels they already have some experience and confidence working with script. The classes run weekly for 7 weeks, 7-9pm

    Waterloo, SE1 - every Monday from 4 March until 15 April, 7-9pm

    Fees: 7 weeks course £185

    Course details

    This course gives you the chance to develop a character through an extensive rehearsal period, and to study in depth a rich and well-written scene from a known play, this time Choderlos de Laclos' Dangerous Liaisons.

    Over the 7 week course you will be guided through the process of building a character physically and emotionally and, by being introduced to a new technique each week, really get the chance to immerse yourself in the character and the world of the play.

    • Learn the building blocks of the rehearsal process
    • Continue to learn acting techniques from Stanislavski to Meisner
    • Find unique personal forms of vocal and physical expression to unlock a role
    • Feel the exhilaration of creating a character in which you can find yourself

    Each Character Building course is based on a different play. The previous courses have explored modern and classical pieces such as: Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, Neil Labute's Miss Julie, Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire..

    The drama course is spread over 7 weekly sessions of 2 hours each. We keep group sizes small in order for the facilitator to give you a lot of individual feedback to encourage an intimate, friendly, and fun atmosphere in which you can learn and grow.

  • Upcoming Courses Schedule

    Intro to Meisner Technique 1 day 5 RADA August 4 Saturday 11am-4pm £75 BOOK NOW
    Role Play Workshop 1 day 5 RADA July 14 Saturday 11am-4pm £75 BOOK NOW
    Beginners Acting Fun 8 weeks 16 Waterloo Sept 05 to 24 Oct Wednesday 7-9pm £195 BOOK NOW
    Beginners Acting Fun 8 weeks 16 Angel  Oct 09 to 27 Nov Tuesdays 7-9pm £195 BOOK NOW
    Beginners Acting Fun 8 weeks 16 Waterloo Oct 31 to 19 Dec Wednesdays 7-9pm £195 BOOK NOW
    Intermediates Scene Work 8 weeks 16 Waterloo Sept 10 to Oct 29 Mondays 7-9pm £195 BOOK NOW
    Voice & Communication 4 weeks 8 TCR Nov 07 to Nov 28 Wednesdays 7-9pm £145 BOOK NOW
    Monologue Workshop 4 weeks 8 Angel Sept 11 to 02 Oct Tuesdays 7-9pm £145 BOOK NOW
    Amateur Theatre Course 10 weeks 20 Angel Oct 04 to Dec 06 Thursdays 7-9pm £225 BOOK NOW
    Acting Summer School 4 weeks 16 Angel July 03 to July 26 Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-9pm £185 BOOK NOW
    Acting Summer School 4 weeks 16 Angel July 31 to August 23 Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-9pm £185 BOOK NOW
    Character Building Course 7 weeks 14 Waterloo Nov 05 to Dec 17 Mondays 7-9pm £175 BOOK NOW

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Do I need experience to take the Beginner acting course?

    Absolutely not, City Acting Fun has been prepared for total beginners.

    City Acting Voice & Communication classes and most of our one day workshops are also open to participants with no previous experience in acting.

    2. And, if I have some experience, which drama course should I enroll for?

    If you have some experience, you’re welcome to join Scene Work for Intermediates, Character Building or the Amateur Theatre courses. You may also be interested in the Voice & Communication Skills and Monologue & Presentation Workshops.

    3. Are auditions required for admission?

    Absolutely not. Everyone is welcome. 

    4. What will I do during the class?

    The description of the courses are available online. Please do give us a ring for any question you may have.

    5. What do I need to wear? Should I bring anything to the class?

    Comfortable clothes and flat shoes are the only things you need. You may also want to bring a bottle of water.

    6. How many students will attend my course?

    To encourage an intimate, friendly and fun atmosphere in which you can learn and grow, we keep the group between 8 and 16 students. The facilitator will give you a lot of individual feedback.

    7. English is not my first language. Can I attend the class?

    You’re absolutely welcome to join the Beginner Acting courseCity Acting Voice & Communication and most of our one day workshops. We usually welcome several foreigners per group, some of them come especially to improve their English. For more advanced courses, please be aware that a good command of the language is necessary to benefit fully from the classes.

    8. Am I old/young enough to attend the class?

    You just have to be over 18 to attend the drama courses. We welcome all age groups in our acting classes.

    9. Is the class accessible to disabled people?

    Most of our drama classes are run in studios accessible to disabled people. Please get in touch and let us know about your specific requirements.

    10. What is your refund policy?

    You have a statutory right to cancel any distance contract within 14 days of the date of purchase as long as you have not yet accessed the relevant courses. For all information, please see our terms of service and don't hesitate to be in touch for any question you may have.