Acting Foundation

Course Price

*£285 | £23.75 per class

Course length

12 evenings

From September 5th 2021

*£23.75 per class. This course is payable via three direct debit instalments. Admission is via Zoom interview. Once your place has been confirmed, three easy pay instalments of £95 will automatically be processed on September 1st, Oct 1st. and Nov 1st 2021. Please refer to our full terms and conditions policy and your obligations.

The Friends' Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS.

Max. group size is 10

Acting Foundation

Acting Coach

Peter Carroll

Acting Coach Peter Carroll is a highly experienced practitioner specialising in Stanislavski's Method and The Meisner Technique. Peter trained in The Meisner Technique in New York. He is also a visiting university lecturer in acting. His clients can be seen in FX/BBC 'Devs', BBC 'Flatmates', Netflix 'Dracula', ITV 'Sanditon', BBC 'Our Girl', NBC 'This Is Us', Channel 4/HBO 'It's A Sin', BBC 'Eastenders', Sky Atlantic 'Domina' and upcoming film, 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie'. Peter is also a visiting practitioner and acting lecturer - specialising in screen acting and The Meisner Technique.

About the course

12 x Tuesday evenings. 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm.

This new course explores 'Method Acting' for stage and screen. Participants will develop their skillset and 'actor's toolkit' through its practical application. This is a Technical Level I course and provides a solid foundation for further study on our Advanced Acting or Meisner Level II courses.

'Method Acting' is a derivative of Konstantin Stanislavski's original work in Russia and America. It's a distinct approach towards the creation of ‘stage truth’. It provides an actor with key strategies to access a commanding, resonant and ‘natural’ performance for stage or screen.

Stanislavski's System strongly influenced the work of three key theatre practitioners and teachers - with each emphasising different aspects of Stanislavski's approach: Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg. Often embraced - and at times distanced - this original acting ‘system’ has always elicited a response. It’s essential knowledge for any actor. Without it, you’ll be left eating soup with a fork - and it will show.

During this Acting Foundation course, you will be exploring aspects of 'Method Acting' and learn about the true power of text in performance. A range of theatre, film and television scripts and 'sides' will be explored. Real coaching. Real advice.

This course is suitable for the serious beginner. It’s also valuable for the more experienced actor looking to gain Continued Professional Development that will sharpen their craft. Payment is by three monthly instalments.

Your full attendance is expected across the 12 sessions. Please read carefully our terms and conditions - which you’ll be required to electronically agree to during the booking process.

"A great actor is independent of the poet, because the supreme essence of feeling does not reside in prose or in verse, but in the accent with which it is delivered" - Lee Strasberg