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 Sunday Classes Showcase 2017 
Saturday 1st July at 7.30 pm, Cresswell Theatre,
Bristol Cathedral Choir School, Anchor Road, Bristol BS1 5TS

This year's showcase, THE ART OF BECOMING explores themes of growth and change. Directed by working actors and performed by a hugely talented teenage cast, this will be an highly entertaining and thought-provoking evening.

Tickets available from 
 Please email us to sign up 
 or call 07970 748640 
 for further information 

The Actors’ Workshop Summer School for 11 to 17 year olds is different: we put YOU at the centre, devising and crafting a play that celebrates and extends your individual skills. Led by experienced professionals, this week will take you out of your comfort zone and unleash your creativity! At the end of the week, we will perform our work to parents and friends. In order to give everyone enough stage time, numbers are strictly limited – we operate on a first-come first-serve basis, so do reserve your place soon…

DATES 14 to 18 August 2017
PLACE Factory 8, Upton Road, Bristol BS3 1QZ
TIMES 10.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday
and 10.30am to 5.00pm Friday
PERFORMANCE 5.00pm Friday 18th August
COST £200
Exciting News!

After years of renting space by the hour, we are finally moving into our own space at Factory 8 in Bedminster, Bristol this summer, as associate artists of inspirational world music specialists, Gathering Voices  We have lots of plans afoot for new courses and extra classes - for children, adults and professional actors. Please watch this space for new developments…

As you can see though, the space needs some work! We urgently need to fund a removable dance floor and some blacks (so we can subdivide the space into three rehearsal/teaching zones).

Can you help us? Are you a graduate of the College Foundation Course now working in the industry? Did you son/daughter get into drama school because of The Actors' Workshop? Are you just passionate about the arts in Bristol? PLEASE, PLEASE give as much or as little as you can: every penny will be used to turn the space into a creative hub, helping more young performers realise their dreams and providing a crucial stepping stone into the profession. Thank you!!

 Here’s the Just Giving Link 
  Do you dream of being a professional actor?  
Showcase The entertainment industry is highly competitive: success depends on ability and excellence. Raw talent is nothing without an appropriate skill set.

The Actors' Workshop is not just another drama school. It is a unique centre of excellence, offering expert part-time training for young performers who show exceptional ability for their age. Our inspirational workshops, led by industry professionals, build on your existing accomplishments, taking performance skills to a new level and preparing young actors for a career in the very tough and demanding world of performing arts.

Small classes and individual mentoring are the cornerstones of our work: we work closely with each student to unlock potential and exceed expectations.

Courses at The Actors' Workshop are based around key skills needed for theatre, TV and film work. As working actors ourselves, we are constantly enhancing our own skills, and therefore yours. Between us, we have a wide range of specialism, spanning everything from Shakespeare to stage combat, screen acting to musical theatre. We offer advanced and specialised vocal training, text work and audition practice. Our focus emphasises the need to understand character & motivation: to 'tell the story' in an ever-changing media environment.

Many of our young actors are already working in the business; others are moving on to train at top drama colleges.

Our dedicated  College Foundation Course  prepares candidates for the enormous demands of drama school entry auditions. In an environment where it is easier to get into Oxbridge than into a UK drama school, our annual success rate (currently around 65%) speaks for itself.

Members of The Actors' Workshop are signed with a variety of top London agents. The Actors' Workshop is affiliated with two vibrant and dynamic London agents: Susan Roberts of SRA and Paul Byram Associates. We work very closely with these agencies to get the very best opportunities for our students.

Entry to The Actors' Workshop is by audition for those aged 11-17 and by interview for the College Foundation Course. Although many of our students already have some professional experience, this is not crucial: we also accept talented performers with minimal experience who are passionate about their work and dedicated to learning their craft in a supportive professional environment. Please click the links to the College Foundation Course, College Juniors, Teenage Classes to find out more about them.

The Actors' Workshop holds annual showcases at major Bristol Theatres to promote our students in a wider forum. We also set up studio shows and film project screenings on a regular basis.


seniors College Foundation Class

Huge Congratulations
to our College Class!

In another excellent innings, this year’s College Foundation Course of thirty students garnered 19 places on BA/MA courses at accredited drama schools, including Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Royal Welsh, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, LIPA, Mountview, GSA, Oxford School of Drama, Rose Bruford, ALRA, Central, Bird, Urdang and Italia Conti.
Call Clara on 07970 748640 Clara Marullo - Director of The Actors' Workshop, is well known in London and the Southwest as a vocal expert. She regularly trains young actors and singers for professional performances and auditions; her students achieve excellent results at London Drama and Music Colleges. Clara is a qualified teacher in the UK and USA.  Click here  to read her full biography. 

From Sunday 6th November, our Teenage Classes are moving to a brand new space in Factory 8 on Upton Road, Bedminster, Bristol BS3. Run by the wonderful Gathering Voices/Soundworks team this studio is exclusively for associated artists, and we are thrilled to be part of this enterprise. uk 


2.00 to 5.00pm Students in Years 8 to 10
4.00 to 7.00pm Students in Years 11 to 13
4.00 to 5.00pm Concentrated skills class for everyone on Shakespeare -
plus the occasional session on singing, voice for acting etc.
at The Island, Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2LE (Ages 14yrs to Adult)


4.00pm to 5.00pm BALLET   5.00pm to 6.00pm INTER/ADV JAZZ
4.30pm to 5.30pm BEGINNERS JAZZ

£7 on the door or £6 if you book 6 or more sessions in advance  Pay Online 

For more info or to book contact Jen on 07793 286998
or email us at 
Peter Edwards Peter Edwards

The Actors' Workshop Graduate Peter Edwards made his professional debut
in the acclaimed new play PINK MIST at the Bristol Old Vic this summer.
Peter trained on our College Foundation Course and then at
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. To read about Peter's time
at The Actors' Workshop and how it benefitted him    Click Here 

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