ALRA Acting Schools in London & Manchester

Acting Courses | ALRA

We apply the same professional standards to all our courses. We offer both a BA Degree and a Level 6 route to training and ensure all our classes from singing, musical theatre and acting to lessons in dance, movement and voice are fit for purpose.

More importantly we ensure that when you have completed your drama training you have the skills and ability to move to the next level of study or enter the profession.

Foundation Acting Courses

Our Foundation acting courses will get you ready for Drama school auditions. It is equally useful as an introduction to higher level theatre training at accredited acting schools or drama courses at universities.

  • Drama Foundation Acting Course (Part-Time) | Acting Foundation Courses |ALRA

    Foundation Acting Course (Part-Time)

    Focused on the basics of acting, voice and movement the Foundation Acting Course (Part-Time) programme is ideal for who's currently considering full time actor training and or a career change.

    The course prepares students for higher level drama courses at university or advanced theatre training at accredited acting schools.
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  • Foundation Acting Course (Full-Time) | ALRA

    Foundation Acting Course (Full-Time)

    The full-time option of our Foundation Diploma in Acting gives drama students a real insight into conservatoire actor training and preparation for working in the industry.

    It is ideal as preparation for professional theatre or training at a higher level such as an acting degree at one of the accredited acting schools or drama courses and dramatic arts modules at universities. Working alongside the other full-time ALRA students, students have full access to the facilities and are inspired by peers to achieve high standards of work.

    The Foundation students are offered complimentary tickets to productions showcasing the work of students on both the acting degree and masters programme.
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Professional Acting Courses

ALRA students follow the BA or MA programmes set out on this website. Additionally, those students in receipt of a DaDA will receive the relevant Trinity College qualification.

Of the many performing arts courses and acting classes available, the ALRA acting degrees are highly regarded by industry and educational organisations. Our standards are high and we are regularly assessed by our awarding bodies to ensure quality and maintain exacting standards.

The ALRA ethos of inclusivity and ensemble working is evident from our auditions all the way through to the showcases and potential casting calls at the end of the courses.

ALRA students are disciplined, respectful, generous and determined. Several of our students have won prestigious awards and our Alumni are active and supportive.

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Postgraduate Drama Courses

ALRA postgraduate degrees consist of modules that cover acting styles and techniques for theatre, film, TV and radio.

ALRA offers a comprehensive training and is one of the accredited drama schools recognised by the Federation of Drama Schools. Of the many performing arts courses and acting classes available, the ALRA acting degrees are highly regarded by industry and educational organisations.

Our standards are high and we are regularly assessed by our awarding bodies to ensure quality and maintain exacting standards.

These masters courses require a strong professional focus, a good level of stamina and a very high level of commitment. We welcome all applicants and typical students are those with some performance experience or those seeking a career change.

You don’t necessarily need to have recently completed a degree course to apply but an elevated level of maturity and experience is required from anyone wishing to join one of our postgraduate courses.

International students are welcome. If you are thinking of studying acting abroad in London or Manchester please read the relevant guidelines.

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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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