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
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.
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.
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
Due to competition for places, funding restrictions and reporting requirements, we ask that applicants:
- Are aged 17-23 at the start of the course on 5th November 2021. Any participant who is 17 must be in year 13/second year of college.
- Have no previous experience of Higher Education
- Live in a London borough
Applicants should also meet at least one of the following:
- Be in receipt of Free School Meals, in receipt of a 16-19 Bursary or living in a household which receives means tested benefits
- Have a home postcode which is Quintile 1 or 2 on the POLAR4 dataset or Deciles 1-4 on the IMD dataset (check POLAR4 postcode here, check IMD postcode here)
- Identify as Black and Global Majority
- Have recent experience of the UK Care System, be a Care Leaver or be estranged from their parents
- Be a young carer, or have significant caring responsibilities
- Have a declared disability