ALRA Acting Schools in London & Manchester

Short Acting Courses & Workshops

ALRA offer a selection of short courses and workshops throughout the year. Please check this page for the latest offering.

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.

The short courses are run by approved partners and ALRA tutors and can be workshops of just a couple of hours to week long courses on specific themes.

Current and future workshops & short courses

Our forthcoming workshops include three Movement Master classes in the Summer of 2017. Please click on the links below to learn more about each of the workshops.

  • 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
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What sort of acting class are you looking for?

If you are interested in short courses at ALRA or if you are looking for specific drama classes, please get in touch with us and let us know. We are always happy to hear suggestions for our programme and would like to offer bespoke and interesting courses for actors at every stage of their career – from initial training tasters to professional masterclasses and ongoing career refresher classes and support workshops.

And, as a thank you for getting in touch with us we will give you a goody bag of ALRA merchandise when you sign up for one of our short courses or workshops.

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Are you a practitioner with a short course to offer?

If you are a teacher or arts practitioner with an expertise to offer ALRA please do send your proposal to us with an outline of timings, costs and references so that we might consider including it in our offering.

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Past Short Courses & Workshops

Short courses previously offered at ALRA have included (amongst others):

For more information please see our archive of short courses and workshops via this link:

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Yellow Earth – Yellow Academy – Summer School

ALRA is also delighted to partner with Yellow Earth each summer to run an intensive acting course designed to encourage engagement with potential British East Asian (BEA) artistic talent and give young people a taste of professional training. Past Yellow Academy Classes have included workshops in movement, voice, acting for camera and stage combat plus text work and the week usually finishes with a public performance in the ALRA South Theatre.

For more details please see

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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