• "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



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

Thursdays 7.00pm-9.00pm.


Sign up today for when this class returns

Admission by informal interview


Acting Coach: Peter Carroll

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. 


*per class. Min. commitment of 3 months . Please refer to t&cs.

Introduction To Television Presenting


The Greenhouse, Broadway, MediaCityUK, Salford.
Acting Coach: Peter Carroll
Group size is kept to a maximum of 4 people to ensure quality of outcome. Early booking is advised.
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


Improvisation for Auditioning


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

NEW DATE TBA 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.


Understanding Stanislavski

Online via Zoom Video Confernecing

4 x Tuesday evenings 

from 14/04/2020 7.00-8.00pm




Acting Coach: Peter Carroll



Stanislavski's Method or System is at the core of many theoretical approaches towards acting - from Uta Hagen to Meisner.

  1. Script analysis & exploration

  2. Approach to character Realisation for stage & screen

  3. Focuses on both the theory and the practical application of Stanislavski's Method or System.

  4. All class notes & materials provided

  5. Certificate of completion.


only £6.00 per session

From Script To Screen



Hippodrome Theatre, Hurst Street,






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



Introduction To The Meisner Technique



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

NEW DATE TBA 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.


The Cocktail Hour

Online via Zoom Video Conferencing

Last Wednesday of the month

7.00pm-8.00pm GMT

Thinking Actors' monthly online social with Peter Carroll.

Come and join in the fun!

  • Industry updates

  • Tips and advice

  • Professional Development

  • Network with other actors and creatives

  • Collaborate and share

  • Have fun!


Next date: 29/04/20

Voiceworks with

VAudio Audio



Voiceworks is

Thinking Actors' new division for voice.


Thinking Actors are pleased to be collaborating with Manchester’s top voiceover, casting and voiceover production company, VAudio Audio.

We're now providing exceptional value voice over workshops, 1-2-1 Voiceover coaching and voicereel services with VAudio Audio's Jude Vause-Walsh and Simon Vause.

All workshops and coaching takes place at VAudio Audio Studios in Manchester.

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