Acting Summer School for Ages 12–15

A group of young actors holding scripts, one hand dramatically raised aloft.

Key information:

Course dates:
Course 1: Mon 22 – Fri 26 July 2024 / Course 2: Mon 29 July – Fri 2 Aug 2024
Course times:
9.30am–5pm
Age:
12-15
Art form:
Drama
Fees:
£685
Deadline:
Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 30 June 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (ages 4-18)
Mode of study:
In-person
Venue:
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
When:
Summer Schools (July–August)

Course info

Book Now for Course 1: 22 July–26 July 
Book Now for Course 2: 29 July–2 August 
  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 30 June 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2024
  • For our Terms and Conditions, please click here.

Ages 12–15*

*Equivalent to UK school years 8–11. We are happy to accept participants who will be in Year 8 in September but will turn 12 in July/August. 

Course Dates & Times

Course 1
Monday 22 – Friday 26 July 2024
9.30am–5pm

Course 2
Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August 2024
9.30am–5pm

The course may include some evening activities.

About Acting Summer School for Ages 12–15

This five-day course will help you connect with your inner creativity, develop your skills, and offer an insight into professional acting training in a fun, inclusive, welcoming and creative environment. Through practical acting classes you will have the chance to try new things, meet like-minded people, and work with industry professionals.

Who is the course for?
  • Anyone aged 12 to 15 with a passion for acting and theatre
  • No experience is necessary but a commitment to engage in the sessions is expected in order to make the most of the course
What can I expect?

You will work in a group of up to 16 participants, led by professional tutors. Sessions are all active and practical.

They will include:

  • Voice and singing
  • Movement
  • How to stretch your imagination muscles
  • Improvisation
  • Working on sections of text
Do I need anything for the course?
  • Comfortable clothes to move about in. Please bring a spare set as well (especially if the weather is warm)
  • Pen/pencil
  • Paper
  • Set texts may need to be purchased (details to be confirmed).
‘The course was extremely fun and eye-opening and a great experience overall. It helped build my confidence in drama, and showed me the different techniques in acting and character development.’

– Shannon, participant on Acting Summer School for Ages 12-15, 2023

Course Fee

£685
Book Now for Course 1: 22 July–26 July 
Book Now for Course 2: 29 July–2 August 
  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 30 June 2024 or when the course reaches full capacity
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2024
  • For our Terms and Conditions, please click here.

Eligibility

  • For everyone aged 12–15*
  • No previous experience is necessary
  • Participants must have sufficient English language skills to cope with course demands
  • A willingness and desire to share your work with your peers is a necessity in order to participate fully

*Equivalent to UK school years 8–11. We are happy to accept participants who will be in Year 8 in September but will turn 12 in July/August.

About the Course Tutor

The course has been developed by Emily Berrington.

You will work with a range of tutors and industry professionals appointed by the course leader.

Emily Berrington trained in acting at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and has since worked extensively on stage and screen. Her credits include Children’s Children and Machinal (Almeida Theatre), Dead Funny (Vaudeville Theatre), 24 (Fox/Sky), Outnumbered (BBC), The Inbetweeners 2 Movie (Bwark/Film 4) and Humans (AMC/C4).

Emily sits on the Guildhall audition panel and has been running workshops for actors/organisations for a number of years, which include the Guildhall BA and MA Acting course and The Actor’s Centre.

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