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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

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.

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

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: