Acting Classes in London

Book an acting class: Meisner, Shakespeare, Physical Theatre, Voice as well as 1-2-1 coaching

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Observe a Meisner Drop-in Class for free

Observing a Meisner drop-in class is an ideal way to gain a better understanding of the training the salon:collective offers and how we approach the Meisner Technique. We welcome observers who are considering training with us or would like to know more about our work: our observers have included filmmakers, teachers and artists in all disciplines. Please click for further info.

Classes run Tuesdays 10:00-13:00 and Thursdays 18:30-21:30.

Meisner Stage 1 – Emotional Connection

Be a more instinctive actor.  Introduction to the Meisner Technique and the Repetition Exercise. Challenge your blocks and conditioned behaviour, allowing fuller, less restrained and more truthful behaviour in your acting.

5 weeks, once per week. Next course starts: Monday 9 April 18:30 – 21:30

The Meisner Training Package

Sign up to The Meisner Training Package (Stages 2, 3, Text Analysis and 15 drop-ins) for £1395, a saving of £645

Payment plans are available on request.

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Meisner Drop-In (rep/improv)

Drop-in classes are open to all students who have successfully completed Stage 1 Emotional Connection with the salon:collective, or any of our Shakespeare courses. Book this slot to work on repetition or improvisation.

If you have a significant amount of Meisner training at another institution and wish to be considered for drop-in, we ask that you get in touch by email then book to observe a session and talk to the tutor after class, as approaches to the technique vary.

Discounted prepaid package available: Buy 5 drop-in classes for £70

Meisner Drop-In (text work)

Drop-in classes are open to all students who have successfully completed Stage 1 Emotional Connection with the salon:collective, or any of our Shakespeare courses. Book this slot to work individually on text or text analysis (for which Stage 3 and/or Text Analysis are prerequisites).

If you have a significant amount of Meisner training at another institution and wish to be considered for drop-in, we ask that you get in touch by email then book to observe a session and talk to the tutor after class, as approaches to the technique vary.

Discounted prepaid package available: Buy 5 drop-in classes for £70

Audition Club – Drop-in

A weekly drop-in class focusing on audition technique. Open to all. No prior Meisner experience required.

Please book in advance to ensure material is available.

Meisner Stage 2 – Improvisation and Relationships

Bring moment to moment spontaneity and depth to your acting through emotional preparation, improvisation techniques, relationship exercises and living truthfully under given circumstances.

12 weeks, once per week. Next course starts Wednesday 2 May

Text Analysis

This text analysis system combines emotional fuel, imagination and intellect to lay the foundations for strong, dynamic and truthful performances (must be completed before Stage 3).

Two-day workshop. Next course: 28 & 29 April, 10:00 – 17:00

Meisner Stage 3: Character, Text and Scene Work

In this intensive final stage you will learn to apply the full range of tools and technique of the Meisner-trained actor and craft bold, powerful and unique performances.

12 weeks, twice per week. Next course starts Tuesday 1 May (Tuesdays and Fridays 18:30 – 22:00)

Advanced Scene Study for Screen

Thought some of your best acting happened in a Meisner class? Want to act dialogue that suits you? Need a scene that could turn heads in your showreel?

Guided by Dominic Kelly and using Meisner improvisation and relationships exercises, devise, write and edit your own 2-minute scenes, rehearse them, and have them captured by a professional filmmaker.

Full course details here.

Shakespeare Workshops

Overcome your Shakespeare-fear, gain greater depth in performance and learn to bring characters to life, all through innovative use of the first folio.

Unlocking:Shakespeare

This short introductory course will give you the tools to open up any Shakespeare text and let it live.

For full details click here.

Shakespeare in Action

A high-energy, physically engaging workshop to drive brave performance, depth and boldness of physicality and vocal character. Create impulsive behaviour that surprises yourself and your audience. Two-day workshop.

Shakespeare’s Clowns

Get down and dirty with Shakespeare. Shakespeare was never meant to be high art, it was entertainment for the crowd with something for everyone. Learn how to get your clown on and build gags to get over your fear that you ‘just ain’t funny’. Find Shakespeare’s comic gold and human insight with the strangest feeling you are breaking every rule there is! Two-day workshop.

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No Filter Acting – Audition registration

Part-time training, Full-time attitude

This six-month actor development programme with final showcase will take you through the entire Meisner system of acting while integrating voice work, movement and physicality, Shakespeare, modern text, screen acting and workshops with industry professionals such as casting directors and agents to guide you through the realities of the business. For full details click here.

1-2-1 Coaching

Dominic Kelly

£ 40

per hour

Dominic Kelly - Meisner Tutor
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Alex Vendittelli

£ 40

per hour


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Lawrence Carmichael

£ 40

per hour

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Gaby Santinelli

£ 55

per hour (skype)


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Mike Elliston

£ 40

per hour (script development)

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Please note, prices are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of booking.