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In-depth theatre training for students aged 8-18, who love acting. Run by RABBLE’s professional actors, directors, stage combat specialists and more.
Foundations Acting School runs on Saturday mornings from 10am-1pm for students aged between 8-18.
Free trial sessions are available throughout the term. To join us for a free trial click the Enrol Now button and we’ll contact you with details of the next available dates. Enrolling does not commit you to joining for the whole term.
The course focuses on 3 areas:
Classes in Stage Combat and Movement will offer new skills and professional qualifications. Students will study Stage Combat and have the opportunity to take an exam with the Academy of Performance Combat giving them a professional qualification recognised by Equity.
Students will learn to create characters and explore text for performance. They will work on monologues, duologues and scenes for performance as part of the end of term showcase. They will also have the option of taking a group LAMDA acting exam performing the scenes they have created and getting a qualification in acting.
Devising and improvisation lessons will give students outstanding new skills and confidence. Students will work with a professional improvisation teacher to create scenes and sketches. Performance opportunities at improv nights will offer students the chance to share their new skills and develop confidence.
This term at Foundations we’ll be focusing on discovering Reading’s most incredible stories! We’ll be researching true tales from around the town and devising the stories to bring them back to life, discovering some weird and wonderful characters along the way.
Summer term 2021:
24th April – 3rd July
Half term break – 29th May
Summer venue: Milestone Centre, Northbrook Rd, Reading RG4 6PF
Autumn term 2021:
18th September – 29th November
Half term break – 23rd & 30th October
If you are thinking I’d love to experience that, but you need help with some, or all of the feees, then why not apply to the RABBLE Hardship Fund. The aim of the Hardship Fund is to make sure that everyone can access our work. You may want to send your child to our Saturday School, or you yourself might fancy a term of Get Up On Stage. Perhaps you want your community group or school to come to a production. Whatever it is, you can apply to us and we’ll see if we can help. You can apply for 50% of 100% of the cost of your ticket(s) / fees.
To apply, either send us a video or write us an email, explaining who you are, why you want to attend and a little about your situation. Don’t worry, all your information is completely confidential and the benefactors are never revealed (unless they really want to be).
If you are interested in applying to the fund for all or part of your fees, please state so on your enrolment form. There is no cash equivalent.
“My entire education – school, a year abroad, university and drama school – was funded through bursaries, so it feels pretty amazing to now be involved in a charity that’s enabling others to gain skills and get more involved with the community.” Toby Davies, RABBLE Theatre’s Artistic Director