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about act

ACT is the only Drama School on the South Coast offering a professional actor training. ACT consistently achieves a Graduate employment rate of 65%.

We run on a non profit making basis so we can offer quality actor training at affordable rates. Our ethos is to provide access to professional Drama Training and acting classes 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.

Courses run during the evenings and weekends so that students can earn a living or maintain family commitments. Students must be 18+ to apply to the Diploma in Acting and 16+ for the Foundation in Acting and all other adult courses. There is no upper age limit.

AKT - Act Kids Theatre runs on Saturdays during term time and is open to students 6 to 18 years old.

Diploma Graduates can join Spotlight and are eligible for Equity Student Membership. Foundation and Diploma students can apply for funding via a Career Development Loan.

Apply Now for September 2019
Our next Audition Day for 2019 Courses is on: Tuesday 12th March 2019 Apply Here

Or apply by completing one of our Two Week Workshops to join our One Year Foundation in Acting or ATCL Two Year Diploma in Acting.

Actor training, courses, Kids Theatre, studio hire & more

Actor Training - Our ATCL Two Year Diploma in Acting offers students the opportunity to train as professional actors and a launch into industry via our London and Brighton showcases. See ATCL Diploma.

Acting Classes & Courses - ACT offers a range of short and long courses for all ages from beginner to advanced. From our one year Foundation in Acting to our one night a week Creative Playground. See Courses.

AKT Act Kids Theatre - Classes in Drama and Acting for children and young people aged 8 to 17. All classes taught by our enthusiastic and industry experienced tutors who are all CRB checked. Classes take place in our professionally equipped studio spaces. See AKT

Studio Hire - A friendly and well equipped rehearsal space for hire in central Brighton (Kemptown) and Hove (Church Road). Our spaces are suitable for a range of Dance and Drama activities as well as for meetings, teaching and training, Yoga, martial arts and youth groups. We can also offer desk or office space for artists or art based companies. See Hire

Summer School 2019 - Our programme of Summer Schools children and young people runs from the 29th of July to the 9th August. See AKT Summer School.

The Lantern Theatre @ ACT Brighton - Our versatile and flexible performance space in the heart of Brighton. The theatre is available for hire throughout the year. Join us for a drink in the Finlay Bar. See Lantern Theatre

Audition Coaching - One to one coaching with one of our highly experienced acting tutors can be arranged via the school. We offer sessions in: Acting, Voice, Movement and Presentation Skills. See Acting Coaching

ACT Updates

The next Singing - Musical Theatre course starts 17th February - Apply Here

Our next Audition Day for 2019 Courses starting in September is on: Tuesday 12th March 2019 Apply Here

Next Two Week Workshop 19th -29th March Apply Here

Drama School Testimonial

See what some of our graduates have to say about ACT on on our Testimonial page.

ACT News

We are very pleased that all our 2018 Graduates passed their Trinity exam and that post showcase most have secured or have offers from agents.

Latest signings; Stephen Bowen is with Mostyn & Cross.
Harry Armstrong with John Mahoney Management.
Lucus Cotter with Nic Knight Management.
Kane Magee Dee Boss Talent Management

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.

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