ALRA Acting Schools in London & Manchester

ALRA Drama School Courses

Drama school courses at alra

Our courses in London and Wigan are identical; it is just their location and cost that vary.

ALRA provides the highest quality training for students following a career as an actor, actress, stage manager or technician. Based in both London and Wigan, Lancashire, our drama training covers TV & film acting for camera from week 1 to the end of your training.

You will also study movement, voice, acting technique, text, stage combat, TV presenting, radio and other drama elements required to work as a professional actor. Find out more information on each of our acting courses below or on our Acting Courses page.

Acting Courses

At ALRA, we apply the same professional standard to all our courses to ensure they are fit for purpose and more importantly to ensure that when you have completed your course you have the skills and ability to move to the next level or to enter the profession. Find out more about each of our courses below:

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Stage Management and Technical Theatre

This is a full-time, two year course to equip students with the necessary skills to gain employment in the theatre industry.

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Short Courses & Workshops

At various times throughout the year ALRA offers drama courses on a range of subjects such as voice, movement, Shakespeare and acting classes in different genres. Go to our Short Courses page for the latest offering.

  • Yellow Earth Academy 2017

    Yellow Earth Academy 2017

    @ ALRA South
    17th to 28th July 2017

    With a focus on “Acting for camera”, participants will have an opportunity to make two short films with award winning film maker Lab Ky Mo. Auditions take place on Sat, 20th May. Read More
  • Film and TV Summer Acting course 2017

    Film & TV Summer Acting Course

    @ ALRA South
    24th – 28th July 2017

    ALRA is offering a five-day intensive screen acting course in our fully equipped TV studio, working with Lead Screen Acting Tutor, Billy Geraghty. This short course is open to 18+. Read More
  • Sensing Laban workshop

    Sensing Laban

    @ ALRA South
    23rd & 24th August 2017

    Workshop's goal is to teach the dynamics of body movement devised by Rudolf Laban including principles of Space, Harmony and Efforts. Read More
  • Pure Movement - an introduction to the work of Trish Arnold

    Pure Movement

    @ ALRA South
    30th & 31st August 2017

    A workshop to explore Trish Arnold's work to learn the relevance of this movement approach in the approach to acting. Read More
  •  Introducing Psychological Gesture and Atmosphere - Michael Checkhov Technique

    Michael Chekhov Technique

    @ ALRA South
    6th & 7th September 2017

    Explore Michael Chekov’s approach to atmosphere and psychological gesture. Learn the fundamentals of approaching ease, form and beauty in the acting work. Read More
  • Musical Theatre Foundation Short Course

    Musical Theatre Foundation

    @ North/South
    Launching in 2018!

    This course is ideal for those who are considering applying for full time performing arts courses and finishes with a professional audition panel and extensive feedback Read More
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Reasons to study at ALRA
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    ALRA is a leading conservatoire drama school with a reputation for training hard working, fully-rounded professional actors.
  • ALRA’s acting training includes includes specialist instruction in stage, film, TV, audio, comedy, voice and movement and is supported with contextual studies to prepare for work.
  • ALRA is a leading conservatoire drama school with a reputation for training hard working, fully-rounded professional actors.
  • ALRA has built strong relationships within the industry and our showcases and productions are directed and attended by agents, directors, casting directors, writers, producers and our own inspiring Alumni.
  • ALRA’s resident teams are dedicated, talented professionals with a wealth of knowledge and experience and a passion for teaching. Our students are supported in all aspects of their studies.
  • ALRA’s reputation of securing opportunities for students grows each year and our Alumni are working in the West End, Regional and Touring Theatre Productions, as well as in Film, TV and Comedy both in the UK and beyond.
  • ALRA recruits a comparatively small number of students each year so that everybody has our full attention and feels part of the school from the moment they arrive.
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