Professional Training & Support Services for Actors & Creatives
  • "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

Act for Camera - Manchester

Adults only

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. 

Introduction to Meisner - Theatreworks Programme

Saturday 25/01/2020

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

Saturday 25/01/2020 10.00am-5.00pm




BOOKING  CLOSES 18/01/2020.


Acting Coach: Peter Carroll

1 Day workshop.

We're introducing a range of specialist training for actors and teachers in 2019-20. 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.

Try our new smartphone app!


We're inviting clients attending our Acting for Camera classes to register for access to our portal. By downloading the ThinkSmart Portal app - available on google play or in store -  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!

How To Get Cast for TV - Newcastle

Adults only

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


Saturday 21/03/2020





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.

Theatreworks Programme Scene Study Class

10 weeks 

New dates TBA

Acting Coach: Peter Carroll

Theatreworks is a 10 week scene study course. Participants will develop an understanding of how to successfully engage with character and text using a range of practitioner influences. Constantin Stanislavsaki, Sanford Meisner and Bertolt Brecht will be referenced. A number of carefully selected texts will be explored across the 10 weeks. 

Introduction to TV Presenting

Adults only

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

Thinking Actors launches NEW Talent Management division.


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

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


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