• "Hands down the most inspiring and informative workshop that I've had in years" - CC Newcastle

  • "I highly recommend to my ProActorsBham & Equity Birmingham & The West Midlands friends". - TB Birmingham

  • "Your coaching made a big difference...I am really grateful for your contribution" - IA for BBC tv UK

  • "Hey, Peter, great working with you! The scenes look fab!" Melanie Liburd, Zoe in 'This Is Us', NBC tv US

  • "Peter is intuitive and generous. He is passionate about the craft and working with him is beautifully straightforward"  - 'Coronation Street', 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie - The Movie' -  Shobna Gulati

  • '...Working with you is always an absolute joy...Just 5 star service.Thinking Actors is just ace! Thank you again and I look forward to our next session'. -  Rebecca Atkinson - Flatmates , Holby City, Doctors, River City (BBC)  Shameless (Channel 4)

Act for Camera




Location: F11, The Friends' Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester. 

Thursdays 7.00pm-9.00pm.

Admission by informal interview


Acting Coach: Peter Carroll


Following a successful application, a minimum commitment of one term is required. ​ Please refer to our full terms and conditions. 

Classes involve scene analysis, audition technique, marketing and the technical nature of a crafted performance. We reference Stanislavski and Meisner in the development of understanding. Tailored, constructive feedback is provided to facilitate progression. 

Location: The Greenhouse, Broadway, MediaCityUK, Salford.
Friday 3/04/2020
Group size is kept to a maximum of 4 people to ensure quality of outcome. Early booking is advised.
With Peter Carroll.
Would-be TV host/presenter? Social Media Creator? Branding? Need media training? We're running a special workshop at MediaCityUK, Salford.

  • Piece-to-Camera exercises filmed in Ultra HD Broadcast quality

  • Teleprompter training

  • Planning and preparation

  • Vocal and engagement

  • Interview technique

  • Marketing and branding for career development

  • MediaCityUK location

TA Boutique is the new talent management arm of Thinking Actors. 

We find, create and nurture distinctive talent for film, theatre, television and digital. 

How To Get Cast for TV




Location: The Rehearsal Room, Live Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne


Saturday 21/03/2020



Booking closes on 14/03/2020.




Casting and the casting process has changed. 


This practical 4 hour 'on-camera' workshop will guide participants through the auditioning process with essential information on how to play an 'A' Game.

This workshop is suitable for both new and established talent considering a next step in their career or looking at gaining insight into current professional practice.

What we'll explore...

  • A practical exploration of cold reading for casting

  • How to work with 'sides' and quickly engage with character and context

  • Working with prepared text

  • How to demonstrate 'Technical Acting' for camera

  • How to create self-tapes worth watching

  • What makes a GREAT showreel

  • Personal evaluation

As part of this workshop, a short script will be emailed to participants approximately one week beforehand.

From Script To Screen



Location: Hippodrome Theatre, Hurst Street,



Saturday 04/04/2020




Join Acting Coach Peter Carroll at the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre to explore text in performance. Places are limited and early booking is advised.


As part of this workshop, a short script will be emailed to participants approximately one week beforehand. This four hour practical workshop will make sure that you're good-to-go with a skill set, understanding and approach to text that really works.

  • How to confidently engage with 'sides'

  • Exploring character, motivation and subtext 

  • Refining performance and technique for camera

  • On-camera exercises & evaluation




Acting Coach: Peter Carroll.


The Birmingham Hippodrome

Hurst Street, 


Birmingham, B5 4TB

We're inviting clients attending our Acting for Camera classes to register for access to our portal. By downloading the ThinkSmart Portal app - available in Google Play or iStore -  to a smartphone, clients will be able to view classes, details and payments plus MUCH more.

1. Following registration confirmation, download the ThinkSmart Portal app to your phone.

2. Enter the login details that you used to register - both your email address and your password.

3. You're good to go!

Improvisation for Auditioning



Location: G4, The Friends' Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester. 

Saturday 28/03/2020 1.00pm-5.00pm



Acting Coach: Derek Miller

Improvisation is an increasingly sought after skill.

In this workshop, we'll  use improvisation as a tool to bring more of 'yourself' to commercial, TV and film.


Los Angeles Acting Coach Derek Miller will expertly guide participants on the use of key improvisation strategies and techniques to explore connection to character, make dialogue your own and enhance scripts and sides with strong, distinct choices.


This class was extremely successful in Los Angeles - with actors praising its effectiveness in bookings and bringing a better sense of self to auditions and to set.

Introduction To The Meisner Technique



Location: F11, The Friends' Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester. 

Saturday 25/04/2020 10.00am-5.00pm



Acting Coach: Peter Carroll

1 Day workshop.

We're introducing a range of specialist training for actors and teachers in 2020. Theatreworks will be a series of classes and workshops that will explore the creative process of theatre making, text in performance and practitioner understanding and application.


Our Introduction to Meisner workshop will focus on the practical application and understanding of key approaches and techniques to secure performance and stage truth.

Please note, a short scripted scene will  be sent to you approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the workshop commencing.


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