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.



Improv for Actors: Enhancing Rehearsal Techniques with Julia Mandler

5, 12, 19 & 26 February

Discover the power of improv to transform your acting in this hands-on workshop. Focused on using improvisation to support character development, we'll mix scene work with improv games to unlock new levels of authenticity in your performances. Learn practical strategies for incorporating improv into rehearsals, making your character work more dynamic and believable. Ideal for actors seeking to infuse their roles with spontaneity and depth, this class will equip you with the tools to bring characters to life in fresh, innovative ways.


Beginners' Mime with Patti Griffiths

no previous experience required

4, 11, 18 & 25 March

Mime is great fun. Breaking all the rules of what is real and what is not, it allows your imagination free rein.

Useful to the actor when it comes to establishing set-less and prop-less shows, mime can create reality out of nothing. How much better would it be to accurately mime drinking from a goblet without appearing to chuck the contents down your front? Much, much better.

There will be techniques to learn and play about with (who hasn’t had a go at ‘the wall’?) and conventions to explore.

There will be a warm up to start with, then a few techniques to learn then, to put the techniques into practice, we’ll do some improvisation towards the end of the class.

Mime is, of course, a physical activity and you can generate a bit of heat doing it so come in loose comfortable clothes that allow you to move about, go on the floor and keep cool. Flat comfortable shoes/trainers would be best.


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