Adult Beginner’s Acting Course

Want to try Acting but have no prior experience? Give it a go with our one night per week Beginner’s Course!

A fun and exciting introduction to Acting that will unlock your creativity and provide a new circle of friends as a bonus!

With our Beginner’s Course in Acting, we’ll give you practical training in all the basics in a part-time program (three hours per week) conducted through games, activities and performances.

Our Beginners Acting Course is great fun and perfect for those who’ve always wanted to try out acting or for those who have a burning desire to return to it after a long break. There are three x 10 week STAGES and a FREE INTRODUCTORY SESSION one week before the first class (but this is not essential or necessary).

Run by very supportive and engaging tutors, the course will help you build confidence and feel more at ease in front of an audience, whether in a professional or social context, and introduce you to many of the basic tools actors use on stage and screen.

  • Fun, group exercises and ensemble work
  • Explore yourself as a person and how you relate to the world
  • Improve your self-confidence and presenting skills
  • Understand how to use your own experiences to develop a character
  • Vital techniques that all actors use, including voice and body awareness
  • Work on scenes from a play or film

The course is spread over 10 x weekly sessions of 3 hours each.

Enrol Now for the next 2018 Beginner’s Course Intake!

Course Structure

Each STAGE of the course is delivered part-time (three hours per week) over 10 weeks. The program is delivered in three x STAGES.

STAGE ONE – Fundamentals of Acting

STAGE TWO – Building a Character

STAGE THREE – Playing a Scene

Once you have completed STAGE 1 the subsequent STAGES can be completed at any time.

There is no obligation to complete all three STAGES.


STAGE 1: Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

  • 1st May – 3rd July
  • 17th July – 18th September
  • 2nd October – 4th December

STAGE 2: Mondays from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

  • 30th April – 2nd July
  • 16th July – 17th September
  • 1st October – 3rd December

STAGE 3: Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

  • 2nd May – 4th July
  • 18th July – 19th September
  • 3rd October – 5th December

Course content

STAGE 1: Fundamentals of Acting

Stage One is designed for adult beginners with no (or very little) prior experience of acting. It is delivered in a supportive, creative and fun environment that will encourage your spontaneity and confidence as well as improve your abilities in public speaking and delivering work presentations. You’ll be experiencing acting and drama games; trust exercises; improvisation; working with text; voice exercises; working with an ensemble; and building confidence. You will learn fundamental acting techniques & lay the foundations for the next stage of the program.

STAGE 2: Building a Character

Stage Two will focus on how to create a character, with an emphasis on the process from first reading of a script to final performance. The process will show you how to analyse a script; read between the lines to create a back story and subtext; explore the physicality and emotions of your character; understand and experience the concept that character stems from action and motivation; realise your character in performance on stage with a scene partner. Anyone who has completed Stage One is able to enrol in Stage Two at any time.

STAGE 3: Playing a Scene

Stage Three leads to the performance of a range of scenes from various plays which will be performed on our own theatre stage to an invited audience. It is open to all those who have completed Stages One & Two at STS. Stage Three provides the opportunity to develop skills in rehearsal and performance with an ensemble & experience of the processes involved in working with a professional theatre director. Scenes will be chosen that provide each student with an opportunity to demonstrate their unique talents and skills and lay the foundations for future training in our part-time Certificate of Theatre and Screen (Acting) or the fully accredited full-time Diploma of Arts (Acting) 10259NAT programs.


Each module is taught by a highly experienced and qualified STS teacher / director. Students will perform at the end of each STAGE for an invited audience of family and friends!

Course Requirements

There is no audition required and no experience necessary.

All students must be at least 17 years of age at the start of the course and no longer attending secondary school.

How To Enrol

  • Click pink ENROL NOW button to fill in the online form now OR
  • Fill in an Application Form at the FREE INTRODUCTORY NIGHT one week before the first class OR
  • Request an Application Form by emailing or calling us on 1300 551 432




*Please Note: Full tuition fee must be paid in full on or before the first class of each STAGE. Once the course/stage has started there is no refund in the event of a student’s withdrawal (voluntary or otherwise).


COURSE START DATE: Tuesday 1st May 2018

TIME: 6.30pm to 9.30pm

DURATION: 10 Weeks

COST: $550 (inc GST)

AGE: 17+ (must not be attending secondary school)


Level One, 45 Chippen Street CHIPPENDALE NSW 2008


There will be a FREE two-hour introductory acting class for those interested in our Adult Beginner’s Acting Course on Tuesday 30th January 2018.


This will be a fun, interactive session led by one of our expert tutors. You will have an opportunity to experience what it will be like to play and explore acting in a supportive and encouraging environment. You will overcome your fears and learn to release your creative energies and natural spontaneity!

There is no obligation to sign up for the Beginner’s Course (which starts the following week)

DATE: Tuesday 24th of April 2018

TIME: 7.00pm to 9.00pm


AGE: 17+ (must be no longer at secondary school)


Level One, 45 Chippen Street CHIPPENDALE NSW 2008

Enter your details here to register for the free intro class! :