FAQs

Are there any places still available for the course I’m interested in?
Yes – as long as the course is not showing “FULL” on the booking page, there are still places available.

Is the course I’m interested in running this term?
Yes – as long as the course is showing on the booking page, it is running. Should any courses be unable to run, we will always notify you in advance so you can be refunded, deferred to another term or transferred to another course of your choice.

How do I know if this course is right for me?
You can read each course description online to understand if what it has to offer meets your needs and if you meet the course requirements. If after that you still not sure, please contact us.

Why are there no ‘auditions’ or selection workshops to join a course?
Except for our MAD Theatre Company courses (culimating in our annual Summer Season), all our Short Courses are open-access. Therefore we operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who comes on the courses?
A wide range of people enroll on our courses from all different walks of life.  Generally, if you’re interested and enthusiastic, then this is the place for you.

Will the Short Courses in Acting help me become an actor?
These courses are designed for people with little or no drama training, or for those wanting to refresh or develop their skills. The courses cover similar ground to some elements of actor training courses but inevitably not to the same depth due to the time scale. However, the courses do provide you with a useful CV entry for those interested in taking things further. The courses should enable you to develop skills pertinent to a career in performance.

Is there a showcase?
The MAD Theatre Company put on two different productions to which students themselves can invite agents and/or casting directors. There are some opportunities to perform in other courses.

Do I get a certificate?
No, these are non-accredited courses.

Who are the tutors?
Our tutors are trained professionals with a wealth of experience of teaching and performing and up to date industry knowledge. For more information about our tutors, click here.

What if I am under 18?
Our courses are open to adults only. For under 18s, we recommend, Performers Theatre School.

How many students are there in a group?
Sizes vary but they’re normally not bigger than 15.

What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable clothes suitable for movement. You should not wear any jewellery in class.