Forthcoming Classes and Courses
LAMDA is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding bodies, offering practical examinations in communication and performance subjects for over 130 year, helping students of all ages and abilities to develop lifelong skills.
LAMDA exams are about achievement – recognising and rewarding the endeavours of each individual – but they are also about empowerment.
At the heart of LAMDA examinations is the recognition that the qualifications are for everyone. Across the globe, LAMDA's examinations unite learners of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and cultures in enthusiasm for the English language and a desire to develop skills for life.
Online Weekly Drama Club
Following the success of our online summer school in July 2020, we're launching an online drama club with weekly classes after the October half-term holiday from Saturday 7th November 2020.
The programme is ideal for homeschool children, international students, and those without access to a local course.
Curriculum may include:
Getting Into Drama School
A five part course led by Jack Tutt, an actor and voice over artist.
How do you approach a drama school audition?
Where should you study?
What speeches should you prepare?
How do you pay for it and what happens after training?
This professional course will help to inform and dispel some of the fear and myths that have emanated about the drama school application process. A course of five, one-hour sessions including group and one-to-one consultations.
Session 1: Discussion on drama school or university, finding the right course for you, the application process
Session 2: What to prepare, speech and song choices, etc
Session 3: Reviewing choices, rehearsals and preparation
Session 4: The drama school experience – what to expect
Session 5: Life after drama school – Agents, jobs, support networks and how to support yourself
Who For: A-Level & Btec Drama and Performing arts students aged 16+, and anyone considering applying to drama schools.
When: Mondays 6-7pm, December 7th and 14th, January 11th, 18th and 25th
Fee: £50 per person. Maximim 10 places per course.
Early Booker Rate: Book by 15th November save 10%.
Jack trained at ALRA and will soon be starting an MA at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. His stage credits include MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, MACBETH, THE JUNGLE BOOK, CINDERELLA (GTC), and THE MACHINE (Donmar).
Playwriting with Max Wilkinson
This five part course will teach you about writing a range of scripts for different performance formats, with creative exercises and the opportunity to develop and review your own work. This may include:
How to structure scripts
Learn how to bring your characters and imagination to life
Fun writing tasks, games and discussions about theatre and film
Advice on where to study next if you want to pursue your script-writing career.
By the end of the course, you'll have your first ten minute play or film, which can be performed in the class.
Who For: Writers aged 13-18 years (writers aged 18+ click here)
When: 25th November, 2nd and 9th December, 20th and 27th January
Times: 16.00-17.00 BST
Early Booker Rate: Book by 15th November save 15%.
Workshop Leader: Max Wilkinson
Max is an award-winning playwright, dramaturg and theatre practitioner. His plays have been produced at Theatre 503, the Kings Head Theatre, the Arcola, Paines Plough, and many others across London, and has collaborated with the Wooster Group in NYC, The English Theatre Berlin and the British Museum.
He has run playwriting workshops with The Yard, The Gate and the Southwark Playhouse theatres for several years, and Theatre Workout is delighted to be working with him.
Stanislavski's Three Circles Of Focus
Constantine Stanislavski was a Russian theatre director who’s system is the foundation of modern method acting techniques used religiously by actors such as Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep.
This workshop will explore one of his core acting techniques - the three circles of focus, while also working through some other aspects of his acting philosophy, such as Emotional Memory and the magic 'if'. We may also contrast these techniques to the philosophy of other practitioners, such as Artaud and Grotowski.
Suitable for drama students aged 16+, teachers, public speakers, presenters, and anyone who speaks in public.
Fee: £10-£25 per person
* Individual workshops, not part of a course
February Half-Term 2021 - Online
A fun and entertaining part-time online course for young performers based on Screen Acting, introducing students to acting and performance skills, and creating some screen performances along the way.
As an online course, this is ideal for children who want to learn, create, play and collaborate with new friends around the world. It will include:
Acting for stage 'v' screen
Creating self-tape auditions and showreel material
Voice and speech technique
Character development and scene studies
Shakespeare on sceen
Dates: Monday 15th-Friday 19th February 2021
Ages 4-6 (Reception - Key Stage 1) 10.00-11.30 daily
Ages 7-11 (KS 2), 12.00-14.00
Ages 11-15 years, 14.30-17.30