Term Dates 2020/2021

Induction Week
28th Sep - 2nd Oct
Autumn Term
5th Oct - 18th Dec
Spring Term
11th Jan - 26th Mar
Summer Term
26th Apr - 16th Jul

These are the 1st year of the Three Year Acting Course dates. Other course dates may slightly vary so please check the course pages.

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Michael Chekhov Technique

In this workshop, you begin to explore the exciting world of the Michael Chekhov actor training technique. You will be introduced to the creative nature of the human being and the practical needs of the actor. You will explore a psycho-physical approach to actor training, developing the ability to create different atmospheres, qualities and sensations that will help inspire your performances. This workshop is open to anyone with an interest in developing their acting technique, their teaching, directing or creative practice.

Workshop Leaders:

Joerg Andrees

joerg andreesJoerg Andrees is the founder of the Michael Chekhov International Academy (MCIA) where he leads an Intensive Training Programme that results in a Michael Chekhov Technique Teacher Certification. Stage and film director, performer and tutor Joerg Andrees initially trained in his native Germany as a film director. He proceeded to train in the Michael Chekhov Technique in New York.

In 1992 Joerg and a colleague established the first International Michael Chekhov Conference (IMCC) in Berlin and then followed with the 4th IMCC in 1995. Joerg was the co-founder and tutor at the Michael Tschechow Studio Berlin. He also teaches at the Alfred Schnittke Akademie, Hamburg. He is a member of the faculty of MICHA, New York and of Michael Chekhov Europe (MCE).

Joerg’s work has frequently taken him to Ireland to the Michael Chekhov Studio Dublin and to the Gormanston Drama Summer School (Stageworks).


Sarah Purcell

sarah purcellSarah Purcell trained at the Michael Chekhov Studio London and qualified as a teacher of the Michael Chekhov Technique at the Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin. She trained with tutors such as Joerg Andrees, Graham Dixon, Sarah Kane, Ted Pugh, Fern Sloan and Lenard Petit. She is currently teaching at the Michael Chekhov International Academy, Berlin and is looking forward to working with both the Northern Centre for Voice and Movement and ALRA.


Date and Time:

Saturday 20th July 10am – 4pm




This workshop is open to anyone who has an interest in the work and if you would like to attend either of these sessions, but you are unable to meet the full cost of the fees for any reason, then please contact Gary Horner to discuss further.


If you have any questions or accessibility needs then please contact Gary Horner to discuss in more detail.


Gary Horner – Chair of the Nothern Centre for Voice and Movement – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.