Acting Summer School for Ages 12–15

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Key information:

Course dates:
Mon 31 July – Fri 4 August 2023
Course times:
9.30am–5pm
Age:
12-15
Art form:
Drama
Fees:
£685
Deadline:
9am, Sunday 9 July 2023
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

Course info

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  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 9 July 2023 or when the course reaches full capacity
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2023

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

Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August 2023
9.30am-5pm* 

*The course may include some evening activities.

About Acting Summer School for Ages 12–15

This five-day in-person course will help you connect with your inner creativity, develop your skills, and offer an insight into professional acting training in a fun, welcoming and creative environment. Through practical acting classes including voice, movement, imagination, improvisation and text work, 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 12-15 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 (don’t panic – no solo 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).
"I absolutely loved this course and the knowledge and teaching methods of the tutors. Whilst it was great fun, I also learnt some really valuable techniques and was given great advice about my future in Drama."

– Scarlett, Acting Summer School for ages 12–15, 2021

Course Fee

£685

Participation Bursaries for young people currently in Local Authority Care are available for this course. (Please note the application deadline for participation bursaries is 12 June 2023.)

Book Now
  • Spaces are limited so early booking is encouraged
  • Bookings will close at 5pm on Sunday 9 July 2023 or when the course reaches full capacity
  • Please note that accommodation in Sundial Court isn't available in 2023

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

You will work with a project director and industry professionals appointed by the course leader. These will be confirmed near to the course start date.

The course has been developed by Emily Berrington.

Emily 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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