Acting Class

Forthcoming Acting Classes are listed below.
Details about attending Acting Classes can be found below the listings. Acting Classes are open to anyone over 18 yrs.



Acting From The Script

with Philippa Hammond and Thomas Everchild

3, 10, 17 & 24 June

A fun and supportive series of exercises in character and scene development suitable for beginners, developers and experimenters.
Once again the sessions will be based around the interpretation of short scripted scenes, with opportunities to direct as well as act.
Four sessions led by Philippa Hammond and Thomas Everchild of Brighton Actors Networking and Sussex Playwrights.

Approaches to Shakespeare with Jessica Harmer-Smith

1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 July


Each week we will focus on a different famous speech, duologue or scene of William Shakespeare's text. Using exercises that can help you unlock and understand the language and world of the play we will form our own ideas and opinions that are rooted from the text. Suitable for beginners and professionals alike, there is always more to discover!

Jessica is a director, actor and facilitator that trained at Fontainebleau School of Acting and co-founded Til Tomorrow Theatre Company. She recently appeared in FOUL at Brighton Fringe.



Acting Class
  • Anyone can attend the acting class (must be over 18yrs)
  • Classes run each Monday listed above. No classes in May, August and Christmas.
  • Classes are drop-in classes
  • No booking a place required
  • Members get a discount
  • You can join at any date during a course if you wish to
  • You do not need to have any experience
  • First Acting Class is Free.  Subsequently - £5 per class (£2.50 for members)

Attending the acting class is the best way to get involved with what we do and find out about auditions and productions.  We encourage all our members as well as those who want to get involved in the theatre in any way to come along.  Classes start at 7.30 and end at 9.30. Please arrive in good time to begin promptly at 7.30.

To find out more, come along to a class or to request more information about a particular block of sessions, please  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  rather than the phone as we do not have the resources to manage the calls.

We also run occassional workshops, which you may find interesting.

Hope to see you there!




The New Venture Theatre is run entirely by its members on a voluntary basis
We do not hire our theatre spaces to external organisations