We provide a wide range of theatrical and personal/professional development experiences, primarily through workshops. We run creative, focused, and regular workshop sessions.

Location: Cardiff
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Latest Activity: Oct 7, 2015

Regular workshops for anyone aged 18 and over who wish to delve into acting and performance.

Actorsworkshop: Weekly

Our weekly session at Chapter Arts Centre is our general workshop, open to all adults. You do not need any acting or performance experience to attend the session and the workshop covers the whole spectrum of the performing arts across a term.

We have been programming workshops at Chapter for over eight years and in this time have worked on acting techniques, playwrights and performance spaces, stage and screen combat, voice work, accents and dialects, physical theatre, TV and film, Commedia Dell'arte, scriptwriting, comedy, audition technique, theatre in education, stage management, costume design and much, much more.

Actorsworkshop: Advanced

Actorsworkshop: Advanced is a series of workshops for those who have a good existing knowledge of theatre and performance and who wish to delve deeper into the process of acting. Workshops take place in blocks of six consecutive weekly sessions and entry is strictly by audition only. To ensure you receive close tuition we keep the number of participants low, so competition for places is high. Applications now being considered for the next intake.

The six sessions will look are current acting techniques, using a mixture of examples by practitioners such as Constantin Stanislavski, Lee Strasberg, David Mamet and Sandford Meisner. Techniques will be applied to an established piece of text, and dealt with using practical activities and exercises.

The course is demanding. Due to the compact nature of the course, we ask that successful participants commit to the process wholeheartedly, this including taking on background reading and scene study beyond the weekly sessions. This ensures the creative process is fully explored by all involved.

Should your first stage be successful we will then invite you to audition in front of a panel using a monologue of your choice, that lasts between 2 and 3 minutes. The genre and period may be of your own choosing and should best demonstrate your greatest strengths.

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Comment by Martha Shephard on December 30, 2014 at 6:00
Comment by Jamie Daniel Lee on January 10, 2011 at 14:16

Three brand new workshops coming up from the end of January:


Actorsworkshop: Academy

Wed 19th Jan-Wed 23rd March 2011
Chapter Arts Centre: 1st Space

These take place on Wednesday nights from January 19th, and for ten weeks until March 23rd. The ten week course will run from 7.15-9.15pm each Wednesday night in Chapter Art Centre’s 1st Space and will cover everything you need to know about theatre and the way actorsworkshop works. A place to build key skills in acting, theatre and performance! The sessions will cover everything from audition technique, physical theatre, sight reading and textual analysis through to rehearsal techniques and the industry. And, if that wasn't enough, on the final night we are giving you a free ticket to the South Wales Theatre Collective’s performance of 'Death and the Maiden', in association with actorsworkshop. Performed at Chapter Arts Centre. A great way to end the term!

Entry to this course will be by application form followed by successful applicants being invited in for an informal chat with the team.

Actorsworkshop: Advanced

Thurs 24th February - Thurs 28th April 2011
Chapter Arts Centre: 1st Space

Our new advanced term will take place each Thursday evening at Chapter Arts Centre from 24th February until 28th April and will look at approaching texts. During the term you'll work on a scripted duologue from an established theatre play and work towards an end of term show-back of the scene in week ten at Chapter to invited guests.

This course is designed for those with a good existing knowledge of acting and for those who wish to develop/polish these skills further. The course will look at a range of practitioner methods from Stanislavski through to Meisner in order to build the relevant skills to develop a truthful and confident performance.

This course also comes included with a free ticket to view the production of 'Death and the Maiden' at Chapter in March.

Entry to this series is a two-stage process. A stage one application form followed by successful applicants being invited in to deliver a monologue to a panel.

Actorsworkshop: Productions

Thurs 3rd February - Fri 6 May 2011
Llanover Hall Arts Centre

Our third spring series will lead participants through the process of staging a production of a brand new and specially scripted piece of text, to be performed over two nights in the theatre space at Llanover Hall Arts Centre in May. The course is pitched at a higher technical level, and as such actorsworkshop will be looking for performers who are able to dedicate time towards the creation of a new performance piece. The course is demanding and requires time outside of the usual sessions to be given over to line learning and character study.

Entry to this course is by application and audition only. Following a stage one application form successful applicants will be invited to take part in an audition day which will look at performing a monologue, sight reading, improvisation and physicality.

The course also comes inclusive of a free ticket to the production of 'Death and the Maiden' at Chapter in March.


As part of our birthday celebrations we are offering 10 successful applicants for each course the chance to purchase their term pass for £10 off the usual price. The first ten to sign up to this deal will receive the discount.

Actorsworkshop: ACADEMY
1st TEN SIGN UP: £100

Actorsworkshop: ADVANCED
1st TEN SIGN UP: £110

Actorsworkshop: PRODUCTIONS
1st TEN SIGN UP: £140

If you'd like to receive an application form these can be picked up by emailing:

Comment by Jamie Daniel Lee on March 17, 2010 at 9:51
Actorsworkshop are currently putting the final touches to the next term plan. The 'Production Term' is an opportunity to take part in a professioanl theatre rehearsal process, culminating in a fully produced Brechtian show on Friday 30th July at Llanover Hall Arts Centre. If you'd like to apply to take part please email me on

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