Upper School

for ages 8-18yrs

Our theatre school classes last 2.75 hours and include separate classes in acting, singing and dance. Classes are designed to stretch the students, encouraging them to think like performers. Our classes nurture confident, instinctive, intuitive, well-informed performers. By developing key skills and project-based work our students flourish and shine. Classes are based in our own fully-equipped studios in the heart of Bristol.

All of our tutors are highly gifted and experienced performers and are specialists in their own discipline as well as being talented teachers. All tutors hold enhanced disclosure from the DBS and we operate a thorough safeguarding policy.

Students regularly perform shows both ‘internally’ as well as being given other opportunities such as filming for TV productions or other professional opportunities through our in-house agency.

Students have filmed professionally with major TV productions for the BBC, Channel 4, Discovery Channel etc as well as providing professional voice overs for the BBC.

In addition to ‘in-house’ shows, we also produce regular productions at Bristol Hippodrome.

Format

We are passionate about every single student and put a lot of care into fostering a sense of ensemble - every single member of the company is valued. We aim to build a safe, creative and exciting environment where students are able to take risks, explore and develop. Sessions will normally start with a short full-company warm up. This is a fantastic way to build confidence and also makes the transition between classes smooth and comfortable as students progress through the school. Following the full-company warm-up students spend the majority of time working with their own class, depending on age. We refer to our classes as 'juniors', 'inters' and 'seniors'.

Uniform

All students are expected to wear a black uniform t-shirt to all classes along with black leggings/trousers or similar.

Fees

We work extremely hard to ensure we keep our costs as low as possible. Tuition fees for our upper school classes are currently around £6.50 per hour and represent exceptional value for money. As an independent, family-run organisation we are proud to offer exceptional classes and opportunities at a far lower cost than any comparable schools or large franchises.

Theatre School classes:

Saturdays

Sundays

Wednesdays

10:00 - 12:45

14:30 - 17:15

17:15 - 20:00

Get in touch

157 Kingsland Road, Bristol BS2 0QW

0117 239 1274

info[at]thebigact.com

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