What we Offer



School Holidays

Act First Theatre School workshops run throughout the school holidays and are both fun and engaging. Pupils work alongside an energetic team of theatre/film specialists who help ensure everyone has a wonderful experience putting together a fantastic performance for their family and friends.

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(3-5 years)

Fridays 4:30pm- 5:00pm

Our youngest performers enjoy expressing themeselves in theses creative  sessions.  Helping gain self-esteem and confidence in a fun and creative setting.

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(6 – 9 Years)

Fridays 5:00pm- 6:30pm

Young performers enjoy exploring a variety of theatre and film styles and techniques. Our Beginners enjoy making new friends in a safe and creative environment. Members create films for our annual Film Festival held at a local cinema, as well as performing their theatre productions in front of hundreds.These sessions are ideal for those natural born performers and equally engaging for young people needing to boost their confidence and self esteem.

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(13 – 18 years)

Fridays 6:30pm- 8:00pm

Senior members will have excellent acting training by highly experienced drama teachers. Performing exciting new material and exploring a huge variety of techniques and acting methods. Members increase their industry knowledge and skills whilst gaining more confidence and making new friends. This is ideal for those currently studying drama or wishing to pursue a career within the performing arts. We offer LAMDA exams for those wishing to gain professional industry credits.

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(10 – 12 years)

Fridays 6:30pm- 8:00pm

These sessions are ideal for budding young performers wishing to gain confidence and experience within theatre and film. Intermediate pupils get to see their films premiered on the silver screen and relish the opportunity of performing in front of hundreds in our theatre productions. We offer LAMDA exams for those wishing to gain professional industry credits.

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Act First Schools

(6-11 years)

After school club at Great Leighs Primary (more to open soon)

90 minute sessions within after school clubs.  Learning a variety of skills and performances both on the stage and on the screen.

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Coming soon…Gain LAMDA qualifications.  Exclusive to Friday sessions, a fee will apply.


Upcoming Workshops

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Based on the stories written by Michael Bond and made even more popular in the 2 extremely successful movies.  This 1 day workshop will take place on Monday 22nd October, 10-3pm with a performance for grown ups at 3pm, places are £30 per child (discount to Act First members) please visit here

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This years Christmas Pantomime workshop will be Aladdin, the tale of a petty street thief finding a magic lamp that will grant the holder 3 wishes.  Hilarious characters and plenty of opportunities to learn pantomime skills (oh no there isn’t!).  Book early to avoid disappointment, 20th and 21st December, £60 per child (discount to Act First Members). please visit here


Broomfield Methodist Church, CM1 7EA