First Act

The  sessions run from Tuesday 10th September to Tues 19th November with a half term break on Tues 22nd October.  Each session is 2 hrs long and all abilities are welcome including complete beginners.  The course cost is £100.  Do not delay booking!  Places are limited and they will fill up quickly!

First Act is designed to introduce you to the basics of stagecraft. Through games and scripted work, you will learn everything you’ll need to be a confident actor, at the same time as building life skills and experiences in a fun setting.

First Act starts again on the 10th September

Booking is now open for this term's 'First Act' - a fun and friendly Tuesday night acting class for adults.  This term a small group of brilliant theatre practitioners will be running the course - they will include:


Theatre Spark's Kevin Davy -  Improvising with Character and Devising
Former Head of Music at the Globe Theatre

Bill Barclay - Shakespeare
Actress and Director Jen Pearcy-Edwards -  Physical Theatre
Actor and Singer Morgan James  - Musical Theatre
Singer and Song-writer Julie-Anne Shapiro - Singing
Actor Will Reay - Improvisation



'Amy Phillips is a truly wonderful actress and an inspiring and innovative teacher. She has an ability to breathe confidence into all those she works with and I would not hesitate to attend ANY classes she was running. Go! You won't regret it.'' 

Olivia Poulet, actress ‘The Thick of It’


The sessions are two hours, once a week over ten weeks featuring games and ‘play’ to explore various aspects of acting and then scripted work which Amy directs. It is appropriate for all levels and anyone can come and observe a session for free at any time during a term.

At the end of each term there is an informal performance for family and friends where we also often have an industry professional come and do a Q&A.

Lantern Arts Centre is registered charity number 1098680 and registered company number 4556232. All content copyright © Lantern Arts Centre 2018.Original Website Design copyright © Toby Ward-Smith.

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