acting class - manchester

Thursday Evenings , F12 The Friends' Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester

7.00pm-9.00pm. Classes start on September 3rd. 2020

£95.00 per month payable in advance on the first of each month. Following your application, we'll arrange an informal telephone interview. If successful and you are allocated a place, a minimum commitment of one term is required. There is no credit or roll-over for missed classes. Please refer to our full terms and conditions.

Covid 19 and blended learning


A 50% discount (approx.) will automatically be applied to every online class that occurs within each month due to Covid-19 restrictions. Discounts will be applied to fees due for the month that follows. Online classes will run for one and a half hours. Discounts are not applied for holidays eg Christmas. Fees due will be processed by direct debit  will  be taken on the first day of each month.

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

"I loved the classes at Thinking Actors. I learned so many screen techniques. Peter always gave us so much energy and held the space for each of us to learn and grow. In a positive environment you always learn faster and Peter definitely provides this in his classes!" KH 

"Absolutely brilliant. Very informative and great guidance through a scene and its portrayal. I loved how Peter covered the purpose of script and character. Great information about casting directors and what they or one should expect. I cannot praise this Script to Screen workshop enough. I will definitely recommend and certainly be following and coming to another. Peter is just what any actor needs in this industry: support, creative structure and determination to deliver" JS 

"Loved every minute...Great deconstruction of scenes and put back together with the tools to produce confident and real scenes. The course exceeded my expectations" RT

What  makes us better?

You'll build confidence through scene study and creative explorations. Working with contemporary scripts from stage, film and television, you'll learn how to create a resonant character that an audience can connect with. Our experienced and fully qualified practitioners will enable you to create a 'stage truth' that adds impact. You'll explore a wide range of genres and practitioner approaches, including Stanislavski's System and The Meisner Technique. 

We'll look at auditioning technique and cold reads, self taping, marketing and effective use of social media. Aspects of the technical demands for film and television acting will be covered in depth.

That's not all...

Our classes full broadcast equipment to facilitate evaluation of your work. You'll be on camera most weeks. Its immersive learning designed to get you 'set ready'. Feedback is provided to secure progress.


Your Acting Coach


Peter Carroll is a trained actor and qualified acting teacher with over twenty five years of experience as a practitioner and workshop facilitator. He's a graduate of both Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan. He also trained with The Chicago Actors' Workshop Theater (now known as Redtwist Theater) and with The Acting Studio, New York City. Peter's clients can be seen in FX/BBC 'Devs', BBC 'Flatmates', Netflix 'Dracula', ITV 'Sanditon', BBC 'Our Girl', NBC 'This Is Us', Channel 4/HBO 'Boys' and upcoming film, 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' 

Peter is a member of British Actors' Equity and The Royal Television Society. 

What We Ask of You

Please take time to read our full terms and conditions. 

We emphasise the need for all our students to take a professional, disciplined approach towards their acting career. To this end, we expect a commitment to the classes and workshops that you choose to enrol in. 

Our full terms and conditions can be viewed here

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