Cygnet Theatre in Exeter offers a 1-year foundation course and a 3-year full-time Professional Actor training based in its own studio theatre.
Ensemble training - delivering technical skills in acting, voice, movement, singing through dedicated workshops, one-to-one tutorials and an ongoing commitment to public performance and touring.
Functions as a small touring company, drawing its members from all over the UK and abroad. Successful applicants demonstrate talent, flexibility, maturity, awareness and self-discipline.
Applicants must be aged 18 or over. Professional Acting Certificate.
Annual Summer School August 1st – 5th
Open to anyone interested in performing (aged 16+) the 5 day course will use Shakespeare and Contemporary texts to explore approaches to acting and characterisation.
Voice, movement and improvisation are key focusses as participants work towards an informal showing of work in progress at the end of the week guided by a range of tutors including Alistair Ganley (Artistic Director of Cygnet), Stephen Copp (Actor and Voice specialist) and Steve Bennett (Actor Broadchurch, PeepShow , Panto Dame and Shakespeare specialist).
The Summer Course is suitable for performers of all levels and gives an insight into Cygnet’s unique approach to actor training as well as offering a fun and challenging practical experience of rehearsal and character development to take into their next production.
Cost £325 (£295 if paid before July 1st)
The course runs from 10.00 – 17.00 approx each day.