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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  • MA in Directing

    MA in Directing

    An innovative programme with international placement, industry mentors and cutting-edge location in the Greater Manchester theatre community – designed to change the demographic of live theatre directors in the UK.

    Student directors with vastly diverse backgrounds are provided with innovative and excellent experiences. Based at ALRA North, a centre of creative cultural development in the North West, this new course offers high quality connections for forward-thinking directors.

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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.

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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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