Level 1: Acting for beginners 18+ 


It's never too late to tread the boards! Our Beginners Acting Courses for Adults offer an introduction to acting in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.


Ideal for those with little or no acting experience, classes provide the chance to explore acting technique in a playful, accessible and practical way.

Whether you are an aspiring performer; wish to revitalise your creativity; or simply want to try something new and build self-confidence, you will find our classes fun and rewarding. 


Classes are taught by the Shoebox Theatre's Artistic Director, Luke Marquez.

"Luke is a fantastic teacher with a really easy going nature which, makes the learning so much easier. I’m now attending the more advanced classes and aim to audition for future plays and keep learning and acting for as long as I can!! If you’re thinking about doing it, just do it! You’ll love it!!"


Kevin Bray, Student at the Shoebox Theatre

Beginners courses introduce you to core performance skills required to get you started and are open to anyone over the age of 18. We limit the numbers in our classes so everybody gets the attention they need and the support to develop at their own pace. ​There is no audition to join.


We offer 4 8-week courses, which run throughout the year - all of which can be signed up to individually and taken in any order.

Our next beginners online course is Page to Stage: Monologues


In this course we introduce you to text analysis and performance through the exploration of monologues, applying techniques from Stanislavsky’s system of actor training. You will also explore audition technique, working on text, character and voice to bring the role to life and deliver highly engaging monologues for audition.

This course will help students to tackle common monologue challenges head on, from selection to performance!



Tuesday evenings, 7.30pm-9.30pm (teaching time approx. 90 mins), 2nd of February to 23rd of March 2021 (8 week course)




Thursday evenings, 7.30pm-9.30pm (teaching time approx. 90 mins), 4th of February to 25th of March 2021 (8 week course)

Cost: £80

Suitable for ages 18+

Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines we have limited our class numbers to 10 students. Please see our COVID-19 safety guidelines before signing up for this course.

In the event that in-studio classes are no longer possible due to local restrictions, these classes will run online and will transfer back to an in-studio setting, if safe to do so. 

Future courses...


Comedy and Improvisation 


Explore comic techniques through playful improvisations and learn to find the game and to embrace your mistakes. You can expect exaggerated characters, slapstick humour, silly scenarios and lots of laughter!

Page to Stage: Scene Work

Explore the process of bringing fully realised characters to life through text work, analysis and practical experimentation, applying techniques from Stanislavsky’s system of actor training.


Storytelling Theatre

Explore how to create imaginative and engaging characters, use vocal and physical skills to bring strange worlds to life and create performances that will keep your audience on the edge of their seats!

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