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The Industry Acting School

The Industry Acting School

'I am amazed at the standard'. ~ Beth Charkham, Casting Director, 'Birds of a Feather', 'Men Behaving Badly'.

'The standard is very high'. ~ Irene Cotton, Casting Director, 'Steppenwolf Theatre Company', ' The Bill'.

'Go see these people...if last night's show is anything to go by, these are the ones to watch'. ~ Barry Ryan, Executive Producer 'Agatha Raisin', Sky

The Industry Acting School is a new kind of drama school, where you train to be a professional in the heart of the profession.

We are based at the up and coming Theatre N16, 1 min walk from Balham tube, SW12, run by Artistic Director, Jamie Eastlake.

The Industry Acting School has, at its core, an ethos of flexibility, which means that we adapt to whatever the industry needs next. At the end of your intensive one-year training, you will be skilled in stage and screen acting for the business as it is now.

We work intensely not only on your acting skills but on developing a professional attitude, so upon completion of your training you will know exactly how to approach the industry. Nowhere else in London will offer you this level of practical, 'hands on' camera work and all-round nous, taught by such seasoned professionals.

Your graduation showcase will be in Theatre N16 where you will have the chance to invite Agents, Casting Directors etc. to come and see you perform. You will also receive a professional showreel ready to hand out to the industry, which will give you an excellent calling card for your future career.  

The Industry's Acting School is all you will need to set you up in an industry that demands exceptional, believable acting in a tough, highly competitive environment.

And unlike most drama schools, we won't leave you high and dry upon graduation. We will facilitate a short run of a show  for you at Theatre N16 in your first year after graduation, and help you produce a short film for festivals and other media. You will also be allowed to attend top-up classes free of charge.

METHODS AND APPROACHES

Our approach is down-to-earth and practical, our faculty are all working professionals, and our emphasis is on long-term survival in a rapidly changing, ever-evolving industry.

Therefore we do not subscribe to one particular system of acting. While we recognise that Method, Meisner, Chubbock etc, have their merits, we believe that the modern actor should be conversant with many approaches that can be called upon and utilised under pressure, as and when needed.

At The Industry Acting School we offer a comprehensive 4 term, intensive course of acting training at £1750 per term (less then £7 per hour).

Each term is ten weeks in length, culminating not only in a staged showcase, but also an industry standard showreel. Our hours of study are designed to be helpful for those that need to supplement their incomes with part-time work: 11am-5pm, 4 days per week, and an industry workshop each Friday afternoon, 1pm-3.30pm. Each day's work requires commitment and dedication. Hours are likely to increase in the 3rd and 4th terms.

We focus on screen acting in absolute detail, but also explore the rigours of theatre, encouraging our students to make - and take responsibility for - their creative choices in a high stakes environment.

The school is a natural development from the Bubble & Squeak Collective weekly acting classes that have been running for seven years, and which attract top casting directors such as Dan Hubbard, Beth Charkham, Carl Proctor, and Sarah Leung. Over 40 actors have received offers of representation, and many more have appeared in TV series, features, shorts, Internet series, music videos, commercials, plays and public readings.

We have a sister agency Bubble & Squeak Management, a boutique agency with a collective feel, that looks after actors and creatives.

To be offered a place at The Industry Acting School is to work with film and theatre producers, directors, agents and actors of the highest calibre.

'I got two jobs in South Africa! One on the BBC called 'Our Girls' and now a role on the US 'Black Sails'. I can't thank you enough because without your guidance and training I would have been lost.' ~ British Actress, Laura Higgins