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One Year Actor Training

Designed  to prepare you for Drama School or give you a strong foundation in acting.

Our one year training programme provides a part-time practice-based experience for those taking a year out whilst auditioning for Drama School or for those who are looking to get a strong foundation in actor training. This programme is about exploration and discovery, offering a mix of practical skills, real-world industry insights, personal growth and a end of year showcase.


It's perfect for those who want to take a deeper dive into the world of acting in preparation for a longer-term course, or to take the first step towards a career. Classes take place every Saturday during term times.


Our programme is crafted by a team of experienced practitioners - actors, directors, theatre makers, and filmmakers. It's not just about learning; it's about becoming dynamic, bold, and fearless in your craft. We nurture risk-takers and collaborators, shaping actors ready to make their mark in theatre, screen, or capture.


Training at The Actor Rebellion is intensely practical. Week by week, you'll sharpen your instincts, guided by our seasoned professionals and specialist visiting industry experts. Their insights in acting, voice, movement, action, and casting will be invaluable to your growth.

At the end of their training, students also have the option to extend their training with us by moving into year 2 of the Actor Accelerator Programme.


"My time here has been incredible and has certainly elevated my love of acting while giving me the tools to be able to work in the industry."

Carl, Graduating student of 2023

What can I expect?


Classes run for for a full academic year (September to July). The course is structured to provide weekly intensive actor training sessions on Saturdays during term times.


Our curriculum includes regular, intensive masterclasses from visiting industry professionals. These sessions cover a diverse range of disciplines, from motion capture and voice work to puppetry, theatre, and screen skills.


The culmination of your hard work is a showcase performance, directed and produced by our professional team. This is your moment to shine and demonstrate the skills you've honed.

Plus, you'll have the option for additional 1-2-1 support throughout your audition process.


We're here to guide you in choosing the right drama school, picking speeches, preparing for auditions, and crafting personal statements.

Throughout the programme students will have the opportunity to learn from high-profile professionals, who regularly work in UK Drama Schools.

Who should apply?


Our programme is for those aged 18+ who are taking a year out whilst auditioning for Drama School.


We're looking for students who bring self-motivation, discipline, and a readiness to engage creatively and collaboratively. If you're driven and ready to commit, you're the kind of student we want.


To apply you must:

• Be 18 years old or over (no upper limit)

• Be able to commit to the full academic year of training

• Have some previous acting experience or training


Admission onto the programme is subject to successful application and audition. There is no fee to audition.

What's the commitment?

Duration: One year

Training Hours: Weekend training during term times, Sept-July. Saturdays, from 10am to 2pm with one extended Saturday specialist masterclass a month, from10am to 4pm.*


Focus: Core acting technique with specialist training.

Finale: Professional Showcase



Each Saturday immerse yourself in comprehensive training sessions designed to hone your acting skills.


September to March: Core acting technique, embedding an organic approach to rehearsal and performance, with regular masterclasses from visiting practitioners to deepen your understanding and skill set.


April to June: Transition into Showcase Rehearsals, where you'll apply everything you've learned into preparing for your final performance.


July: Showcase performance, a platform to exhibit your talent and hard work to an audience that includes industry professionals.

*Masterclass days and timings may vary but will be confirmed at the start of each term.



£3065 in total for one year programme


Interest free monthly payment plans available

£500 deposit + 10 monthly payments of £257


Applications are currently OPEN for our One Year training programme starting September 2024

To apply for our next round of auditions, please complete and submit our application form and we will then send you an email confirming the next steps, what to prepare and dates for your audition.


The application deadline for our next round of auditions is Friday, 31at of May 2024 at 5pm. Auditions will be held throughout June and July. 


We are a 'zero audition fee school' so there are no fees to audition for this training programme.

The Actor Rebellion is located at Wrong Shoes Studio in Old Town, Swindon.

With free car parking and great public transport links from the Swindon train and bus stations, access is a breeze wherever you’re coming from.

Swindon is conveniently located on the M4 making it an ideal lcoation, especially if you're travelling from London, which is just an hour by train. Major cities like Bristol, Oxford, Bath, and Cheltenham are also conveniently close, with just a 30-45 minute commute.


Being in Swindon means you're in a fast-growing town that combines the buzz of urban life with the tranquility of the surrounding countryside. It's a great place to study, work and explore.

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