Acting Classes in Liverpool

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Acting classes in Liverpool are a great way to access actor training without leaving home. Getting into an accredited drama school is difficult and the courses cost a lot in fees, maintenance and lost earnings.

It’s possible to get into acting without drama school, but you do have to develop your performing skills and learn acting techniques. Attending local acting classes is the best solution for many aspiring actors.

Children’s Acting Classes in Liverpool

We’ll start by looking at some of the great options for kids and teens looking for acting classes in Liverpool.

LIPA 4-19

About

  • Part time performing arts academy for children and teens
  • Purpose built environment

Classes

  • Based in LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) building
  • 4 to 19 year olds
  • Divided into three age groups
  • Early Start : Ages 4-6
  • Academy: Ages 7-15
  • Academy: Ages 16+
  • Three terms per year, each lasting 12 weeks
  • Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning
  • Termly fee includes tuition and exam fee

Training

  • Acting
  • Dancing
  • Singing
  • End of year production in the Paul McCartney Auditorium

Pauline Quirke

About

  • Dedicated performing arts academy with branches across the country
  • For children and young adults
  • Teachers working in the industry

Classes

  • Every Saturday
  • Three hours per week
  • Holly Lodge Girls’ College

Training

  • Comedy & Drama 
  • Musical Theatre
  • Film & Television
  • Chance to perform in London’s West End
  • Opportunities to perform at local professional venues
  • Short films, film screening and national film festivals when opportunities arise

Stagecoach Liverpool

About

  • Stagecoach branches across the country
  • Performing arts training for children and teenagers aged 4-18yrs
  • Also confidence building

Classes

Training

  • Singing
  • Acting
  • Dance
  • Lamda exams

Performers Theatre School

About

Classes

  • For children and young people aged 2.5 years to 19 years old
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Studios at 22 Hope Street (opposite the Everyman Theatre)
  • You can book a free trial

Training

  • Acting
  • Dancing
  • Singing
  • Exams
  • Participate in festivals

Everyman Youth Theatre

About

  • Opened more than 20 years ago
  • Students have gone on to study at top UK drama schools and the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain Repertory Company

Classes

  • EYT (Juniors) for 7 to 11 year olds, Thursdays 4-6pm 
  • EYT for 11 to 19 year olds, Sundays 6.30-8.30 pm
  • Chapter Arts Centre

Training

  • Quality performances in a variety of performance spaces 
  • Specific youth performances and integration in Everyman’s main season projects
  • National Youth Theatre Connections participant
  • Improvisation, singing, auditioning, script writing and text, immersive theatre, musical comedies, Shakespeare
  • Drama games and skills development
  • LAMDA exams: Acting, Speaking Verse and Prose

Theatre on Foot

About

  • Liverpool based community theatre company & drama school

Classes

  • Classes for children, teens and adults
  • All ages, abilities and backgrounds
  • Weekly acting classes
  • Weekly film school

Training

  • Performance in unusual locations (underground tunnels, woodlands, churches) and well as theatres

Acting Classes in Liverpool

Acting classes aren’t just for the young. Many adults of all ages decide to follow their acting ambition later in life. Many others just enjoy the experience of making theatre. Plus, acting requires continuous professional development, so adult acting classes and workshops are a normal part of a performer’s life.

Liverpool Central Studios

About

  • Performing arts centre
  • Alumni includes national and international musical theatre shows
  • LTS students aged 19 and above eligible to apply for Advanced Learner Loan

Classes

  • At Liverpool Central Studio in the heart of Liverpool
  • Classes for a wide range of abilities and goals
  • Open classes with some of the biggest names in the dance community
  • Careers guidance & audition preparation

Training

  • Beginners classes through to full time professional training
  • Diploma in Professional Acting Course Level 6        (Three Year Course)
  • Theatre performers
  • Dancers
  • Actors
  • Preparing students for professional career in the industry

ActUpNorth Liverpool

About

  • Opened in 2009
  • Local, affordable outlet
  • Learn acting in a safe, secure and professional environment
  • Attracts weekly students from the North West and Wales
  • Students have gone on to local and national theatre, TV and commercial projects

Classes

  • Training programme through weekly 2 hour workshops
  • Terms of 12-16 weeks, each broken down into 3 modules of 4 weeks
  • You can apply to join at various points of the year 
  • Apply online, wait for acceptance onto programme
  • Sign up for a minimum of one term
  • Pay 4 weeks in advance, or termly for a discount
  • Timetable on website
  • Located parallel to Hope Street, on Arrad Street, close to the Everyman Theatre

Training

  • Chance to work with industry professionals including Casting Directors, Agents, Producers and Directors
  • Focus on acting for screen
  • Includes working on TV scripts, reviewing filmed exercises
  • Examples of class topics:
  • Acting & Casting for TV Drama
  • Acting & Casting for TV Commercials
  • What is a character?
  • Keeping it ‘Real’
  • Acting for Film Vs TV
  • Acting for Period Drama
  • Acting for Soap
  • Realism & Naturalism
  • The art of not acting
  • Breaking down a script
  • Acting the moments
  • Finding an agent
  • Technicalities of Screen Acting
  • Acting for Screen vs. Acting for Stage
  • The life of an Actor

Merseyside Academy of Drama (MAD)

About

  • Director Becci Jackson

Classes

  • Studios in Liverpool city centre

Training

  • Acting for Beginners
  • Intermediate Acting (Script Analysis)
  • Intermediate Acting (Acting for Camera)
  • Intermediate Acting (Character and Task)
  • Advanced Acting
  • Daytime Drama
  • Playwriting For Beginners
  • Writing for Theatre (Intermediate/ Advanced) (ONLINE)
  • Writing for Performance
  • Courses for groups of beginners, intermediate & advanced performers
  • One to one tuition in public speaking & communication

Theatre on Foot

About

  • Liverpool based community theatre company & drama school

Classes

  • Classes for children, teens and adults
  • All ages, abilities and backgrounds
  • Weekly acting classes
  • Weekly film school

Training

  • Performance in unusual locations (underground tunnels, woodlands, churches) as well as theatres

Rocket Theatre

About

  • Run by actor, experienced teacher and theatre director Martin Harris

Classes 

  • Held on The Wirral
  • For adults learning new skills & developing acting techniques
  • From beginners to experienced actors
  • Terms begin January, April and September

Training

  • Occasionally develop work for public performance, but this is not the aim
  • Focus on theatre acting
  • Sometimes camera and radio acting skills covered too