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 Fun for Beginners but is open to anyone who has completed an equivalent course or who feels they already have basic experience as a performer. 

    The classes run weekly for 7 weeks, 7-9pm, in:
    * Angel, N1 
    - every Thursday from 4 November until 16 December (Waiting list open)
    * Waterloo, SE1 - every Monday from 28 February until 11 April

    Fees: 7 week course £185

    Course details

    This course gives you the chance to develop unique characters and to immerse yourself in the world of a play.

    By being introduced to a new technique each week, you will be guided through the process of building a character physically and emotionally.

    Like all City Acting courses and workshops, these classes are extremely beneficial for anyone who would like to improve their communication skills and become more aware of the way they present themselves at work and in their daily life.

    • Learn the building blocks of the rehearsal process
    • Continue to learn acting techniques from Stanislavski to Michael Chekhov
    • 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

    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

    Beginners Acting Fun 7 weeks 14 Angel Jan 11 to Feb 22 Tues 7-9pm £185 BOOK NOW
    Beginners Acting Fun 7 weeks 14 Waterloo Jan 12 to Feb 23 Wed 7-9pm £185 BOOK NOW
    Beginners Acting Fun 8 weeks 16 Angel Feb 10 to March 31 Thurs 7-9pm £195 BOOK NOW
    Beginners Acting Fun 8 weeks 16 Waterloo March 02 to April 20 Wed 7-9pm
    Beginners Acting Fun 7 weeks 14 Waterloo Nov 3 until Dec 15 Wed 7-9pm £185 BOOK NOW
    Monologue & Presentation 4 weeks 8 Angel Jan 13 to Feb 03 Thurs 7-9pm £145 BOOK NOW
    Voice & Communication 4 weeks 8 Angel March 01 to March 22 Tues 7-9pm £145 BOOK NOW
    Voice & Communication 4 weeks 8 Waterloo Nov 8 until Nov 29 Mon 7-9pm £145 BOOK NOW
    Character Building 7 weeks 14 Waterloo Feb 28 until April 11 Mon 7-9pm £185 BOOK NOW
    Intermediates Scene Work 7 weeks 14 Waterloo Jan 10 to Feb 21 Mon 7-9pm £185 BOOK NOW
    Amateur Theatre 10 weeks 20 Angel April 28 to June 30 Thurs 7-9pm £225 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.