Gain continious acting training that focuses on the development of acting technique and skills. The acting training includes two agent showcases, and one short film production per year.

This training is aimed at students looking to enter the professional acting world.

  • Acting training in: Acting for Film, Meisner, Method, Casting Technique
  • Two live showcases to invited industry (casting directors, agents, producers)
  • A professionally shot short film
  • Access to a range of specialist tutors and expert advice
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    Type Ongoing Training - Weekly
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    When Saturdays
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    Level Advanced


The Actors Studio provides continuous training for actors looking to work professionally. The acting training is split into three key terms:


  • Method Acting - develop and build characters using a method derived from Stanislavski's approach.
  • Meisner Acting - acquire an acute sense of listening and how it can be used to bring action/reaction to performances.
  • Showcase - rehearse and perform scenes, for an invited audience of industry, in a fringe theatre in London. A great way to make connections in the professional sphere.


  • Acting for camera - practice and hone your Screen Acting. From hitting your marks, editing points, working with a director on set and eyelines on a variety of great monologues and duologues from TV and Film.
  • Casting techniques - learn all the important tips when it comes to giving yourself the best chance of getting the job. Practice how to self tape, cold reads to commercial casting - plus a Q&A with a casting director.
  • Production of short film - have the opportunity to work with a professional crew to shoot short films that can be then used as part of your showreel.


  • Devising character - work with new writing to create unique and believable characters. Hone your ability to divide material from a stimulus, and learn practical technique that can be used in the rehearsal room.
  • Working in rehearsal - discover techniques used in the professional theatrical rehearsal room; from the art of the table read and mining the text, through to object exercises and solo work to define your character.
  • New Writing Showcase - collaborate with students from the writing courses to create a showcase of new writing to invited industry specialists, and make contacts with those already in the profession.


The Actors Studio is City Academy's advanced acting training, and is therefore only suitable for actors with experience. We recommend that you have completed our Advanced Acting or Screen Acting - Level 2 course, or the equivilant training elsewhere.

To become a member of the Actors Studio is by invitation only, to receive an invitation you will need to submit a self-tape to 

Details of how to create a self tape can be found here:


The Actors Studio training is divided into three terms and culminates in a performance:

TERM 1  - Theatre showcase to invited industry of agents, casting directors and producers.

TERM 2 - Production and professional filming of a short film.

TERM 3 - Theatre showcase to invited industry of agents, casting directors and producers.

The showcases are to give you an opportunity to build on your acting experience, and put your training into practice in front of industry.



To become a member of the Actors Studio there is a £99 deposit, followed by two installments of £99, paid via direct debit.

Your fee covers:

  • All rehearsal spaces and tuition.
  • Inclusion in Actors Studio showcases.
  • Inclusion in Actors Studio short films.


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City Academy Actors Studio venues

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City Academy Actors Studio tutors

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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