The Actor’s Club
BASED IN LONDON SINCE 2015 AND BRIGHTON SINCE 2022.
THE ONLY CLUB FOR PROFESSIONAL ACTORS
TO APPLY PLEASE SEND YOUR SHOWREEL AND/OR SPOTLIGHT PIN TO [email protected] and title the email ‘Applying to join The Actors Club’.
The Actors Club is the only club for actors in the UK, and Europe, of its kind, working closely with writers, directors and producers. A place that offers training, through a supportive and strong growing community which enables theatre makers an abundance of opportunities to discover their potential in a practical environment.
The Actor’s Club is a club like no other, where professional actors can connect with their peers, to refine and develop their skills, be supported and inspired.
BE A PART OF A STRONG NETWORK
In a competitive industry where rejection is common it can be hard for artists to keep spirits and confidence high and to find a time and place to regularly practice their craft. The Actor’s Club is designed to provide just that – a support network of actors who come together regularly to develop and utilise their skills amongst other talented artists. Throughout the term there will be a continuous stream of activities and support.
TRAINING FROM PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORS
The Actors Club consists of weekly workshops Wednesdays 3-5pm or 7-9pm at Park Theatre, London. Every week will be different, full of creativity, challenges and imagination. Workshops are run by Artistic Director Heather Ward and other professional directors and practitioners within the industry, who are hired to run workshops on specific skills such as script work, voice work, physical theatre, audition prep etc. The Actor’s Club is a club for practical work – where experimentation, ideas and new techniques are tried and tested.
Actors will also get the opportunity to work with members of The Directors Club; the theatre and film makers of the future. It is a fantastic opportunity for actors to become a part of a growing community, to enhance their career development and expand their creative network. Actors in our club have built connections with directors which have led to paid work on other theatrical projects.
REHEARSED READINGS WITH THE WRITERS CLUB
Actors within The Actor’s Club will get the opportunity to perform in rehearsed readings in Write to Right and work with writers from The Writers Club trying out new material and being an integral part in the creation of new work in its early stages of development. The standard of writing is high, we find our writers when reading over 1500 scripts a year and inviting writers to join The Writers Club.
ENCOMPASS – OUR SCHEME THAT CONNECTS ARTISTS ON PROJECTS TO WORKSHOP A SCRIPT, OR IDEA
We encourage artists within our artistic community to connect and work together. We match actors, writers and directors on a project to workshop it, facilitated by one of our directors. Many projects have gone on to have a future life from one of these workshops! Encompass scheme is supported by theatres Southwark Playhouse, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Rose Kingston, Park Theatre and Pleasance Theatre to support directors within The Director’s Club by providing rehearsal space every month for them to workshop a script, idea or technique they are developing as practitioners. More on the scheme can be found HERE.
WORK WITH BESPOKE SCRIPTS WRITTEN FOR YOU BY THE WRITERS CLUB
We partner writers with actors to write bespoke monologues and short scenes for the actors they are matched with. This gives actors the opportunity to put forward ideas and work on scripts suited to their casting. Collaborations formed in this way often inspire and spark new ideas for projects and lead to future collaborations.
PERFORM IN SHOWCASES
Members of The Actor’s Club get the opportunity to work with new writers and directors in showcases at Southwark Playhouse (if in the London community) or Komedia, the winner of best venue in the East and West of South England (if in the Brighton community). There may also be opportunity for cross-overs where actors from either London or Brighton and invited to take part in shows in different locations if desired. Actors are also encouraged to create their own material (e.g writing) and have these showcased as part of our hit show Art from the Heart.
Criteria: Actors must be professionally trained or have professional credits. Actors can apply for membership and if successful will be invited to audition. In order for actors to get the most out of being a member of The Actor’s Club we feel it is important for the level of talent to be high. Membership is £200 per term. Places are limited so apply now to avoid disappointment. If you would like to apply please click on the ‘Join The Actors Club’ button, and complete the form.
Testimonials can be found HERE
WE ARE CURRENTLY OPEN FOR NEW MEMBERS!
To apply for The Actors club please us your spotlight or showreel for us to review, and a few words on why you would like to join the club, to [email protected]. If you do not have a spotlight or showreel we may invite you to audition. Please title the email ‘Applying to join The Actors Club’.
Membership fee is £200. Places are limited so apply now to avoid disappointment. For returning or renewing members membership is discounted to £175 a term.
Testimonials can be found HERE
The Autumn Term 2023 dates for The Actor’s Club are here!
CHECK BELOW FOR DATES AT OUR TWO LOCATIONS – LONDON OR BRIGHTON
Workshops – Weekly on Wednesdays 3-5pm or 7-9pm at Park Theatre, London
Wednesdays 3-5pm OR 7-9pm
Showcase dates are revealed as the term evolves, in accordance with theatres availability.
Weekly on Tuesdays 12:30pm – 2:30pm at Komedia, in the heart of Brighton.
AUTUMN DATES TBC Email [email protected] to express interest