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Originate Actor Training

FREE ACTOR TRAINING WITH LEADING DRAMA SCHOOLS RADA, GUILDHALL SCHOOL, YOUNG & TALENTED, INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND THEATRE PECKHAM. HOME TO BAFTA RISING STAR AWARD WINNER 2021 BUKKY BAKRAY

Originate 2021/22 – open for submissions

The Course

Offered in collaboration with Young & Talented, Guildhall School and RADA, Originate prepares young actors for Drama School and the industry via a free intensive eight-month programme, based mostly at Theatre Peckham with sessions also held at RADA and Guildhall School on Fridays between 6-9pm. The sessions train participants to perform for the stage and screen, and the project culminates in an industry showcase.

Applications for 2021/22 are open now. Sign up here

The Future

Originate allows young actors to build on their acting technique and confidence as a performer, create industry connections, establish a network of collaborators and it introduces them to the rigour and joy of actor training. 

63% of Originate Actors 2019/20 were approached by industry professionals within two weeks of their showcase.

Previous Originate Actors said:

It was refreshing to be in an environment where the people represent such a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds. The best. – Adrian

The industry no longer feels like an intangible, intimidating thing but something that, with hard work, drive and talent, could be very achievable. – Yasmin

Submissions Now Open

Eligibility criteria

Due to competition for places, funding restrictions and reporting requirements, we ask that applicants:

Applicants should also meet at least one of the following:

Deadline for applications: Tuesday 5 October 2021, 11.59pm.