This page has details and booking information for the following courses:
  • Act For Camera 
  • Introduction to The Meisner Technique
  • Improvisation For Auditioning 

Act for Camera

The Friends' Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester. 

Thursdays 7.00pm-9.00pm.



Register your interest. We'll contact you for an informal Zoom or telephone interview.

Admission is by informal interview and application form.


Acting Coach: Peter Carroll

Areas of Study

  • Working with voice and movement

  • Exploring ‘frame’ and the use of physical space

  • Crafting an engaging, truthful character  

  • Emotional connection and subtext

  • Understanding the audition process and the actor’s role within it 

  • The 'Actor's Toolkit' and practitioner influence

  • Engaging with script for auditioning and on-set work

  • The rehearsal process and production time frames

  • Hitting your mark

  • Aspects of physical and vocal continuity

We reference Stanislavski and Meisner in the development of understanding. Tailored, constructive feedback is provided to facilitate progression. 

Peter's clients can be seen in FX/BBC 'Devs', BBC 'Flatmates', Netflix 'Dracula', ITV 'Sanditon', ITV 'Our Girl', NBC 'This Is Us', Channel 4/HBO 'Boys' and upcoming film, 'Everbody's Talking About Jamie' 

Following completion of our registrartion form, you will be requested to complete  a Direct Dedit mandate for this class. NO PAYMENT WILL BE PROCESSED until September.

£95.00 per month

Payable in advance on the 1st of each month.

Minimum commitment of 3 months.

Introduction To The Meisner Technique

G1, The Friends' Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester. SATURDAY OCTOBER 24th.




Acting Coach: Peter Carroll

In this 1 day introduction course, participants will gain practical experience and insight into key aspects of Sanford Meisner’s Technique.


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

The Meisner Technique is a distinct approach towards personal preparation and performance creation. It’s about how we connect with fellow actors to create organic, believable and engaging choices. It's about using who you are and acknowledging that the voice has meaning.


Some understanding of the core principles of Stanislavski’s system or method may be useful but is not essential.


Areas of Study


  1. Introducing Repetition Exercises: purpose and understanding

  2. Adding motivated ‘action’ through emotional struggle and response

  3. Working with text: applying practical strategies to line learning and scene development

  4. Application in Performance: being present in the moment and avoiding anticipation​

  5. Focuses on both the theory and the practical application of The Meisner Technique.

  6. All class notes & materials provided

  7. Certificate of completion

Acting Coach Peter Carroll is a highly experienced practitioner specialising in Stanislavski's Method and The Meisner Technique (Peter trained at The Acting Studio, New York City). Peter works with established national and international talent and content creators. This short course is suitable for beginners and established talent seeking continued professional development in the craft of acting for stage and screen. The course focuses on both the theory and the practical application of The Meisner Technique - a distinct approach towards acting for stage and screen. 

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


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.


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