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.
From 1.15pm, many students choose to train for LAMDA exams.
For information and to enrol for a free trial, click the enrol now button.
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.
In the Autumn term, following a thorough risk assessment, we will be back in the Caversham Centre. There will be lots of logistics to chat through, but overall we’re really excited to be back in person. We’re thrilled with the structure of the year that we’ve arranged, so hope that you are all too.
The first session of the term, as ever, is Bring a Friend Saturday, so please do so if you can. If your friend signs up, you get a complimentary ticket to The Last Abbot.
Autumn term 2020:
19th Sept – 5th Dec
Half term – 24th & 31st Oct
Foundations Devised Christmas Show performance: Sat 5th Dec (Covid allowing).
Spring term 2021:
9th Jan – 27th March
Half term – 13th & 20th Feb
Summer term 2021:
24th April – 3rd July
Half term – 29th May
RABBLE Theatre offers two scholarships per year, one to a GUOS student and one to a RABBLE Foundations student who shows exceptional promise. Scholarship students receive a 50% reduction in fees for a year (includes Autumn, Spring and Summer classes).
If you wish to be considered, please state so on your enrolment form. Scholarship auditions will be offered at the first session of the Autumn term. You will not have to do anything extra but will be assessed during the session and will have a short interview with the Principle. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of RABBLE Theatre. Students will be expected to maintain excellent attendance and show commitment to the course. There is no cash equivalent.