Adult Beginners Acting Course

Want to try Acting but have no prior experience? Give it a go with our one night per week Beginners Acting 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 Beginners 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 available 2021 Beginners 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 (one at a time).

STAGE ONE – Fundamentals of Acting

STAGE TWO – Building a Character

STAGE THREE – Playing a Scene

GRADUATE COMPANY – Play Productions and Special Courses (eg Screen Acting etc)

Once you have completed STAGE 1 the subsequent STAGES can be completed at any time. There is no obligation to complete all STAGES. You must complete each stage sequentially (ie one after the other).


STAGE 1: Tuesdays from 6.30pm to 9.30pm 

  • TUES 28th September to 30th November

STAGE 2: Mondays from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

  • Mon 27th September to Mon 29th November

STAGE 3: Wednesdays from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

  • Wed 29th September to Wed 1st December

GRADUATE COMPANY: Thursdays from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

  • T.B.A.

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 abilities and lay the foundations for future training in our Diploma of Theatre and Screen (Acting) program.

GRADUATE COMPANY: Play Productions and Courses (eg Screen Acting etc)

Those who have completed all three stages of the course are eligible to join our exclusive STS GRADUATE COMPANY. The company is designed to give graduates the opportunity to continue developing and improving their acting skills on stage by rehearsing and performing play productions and/or training in specialist areas such as screen acting or Shakespeare. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 9.30pm for 10 weeks with a final performance at Chippen Street Theatre. Further details including the enrollment process will be provided to those graduating at the end of Stage 3.

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 SESSION 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 28th September 2021

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 Beginners Acting Course on Tuesday 21st of September 2021.


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 Beginners Course (which starts the following week)

DATE: Tuesday 21st of September 2021

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! :