Theatre School's primary aim over the last 70 years has always
been to train professional actors for the theatre and film industry.
All our courses place the need for practical production based
training as the highest priority. However, through a mixture of
performance work, class and workshop study, along with individual
tuition, we aim to provide all our students with the comprehensive
package to equip them for working in the broader theatre industry.
The Birmingham Theatre School works to the principle that its
graduates are aware of most jobs that are available in a working
theatre and are familiar with there practices.
has an active network of professional contacts in the region which
provide students with invaluable experience. The school is associated
with a number of professional production companies and also has
a reputation as a production base in its own right. Our performance
schedule is often demanding and it encourages students to experience
a cross section of performance styles:
Proscenium Arch Theatre
some of the varied projects. Productions are often run accommodating
students from more than one course. These are usually large scale
performances which enable all participants to experience an epic
All the productions
offer the opportunity for students to demonstrate their prospective
professional capabilities. However, at the end of each year the
school's showcase and graduation productions enable each student
to highlight their individual potential to prospective agents,
directors and employers.
The main emphasis
of each term's work is on the production project for that period
and specific training is given to suit the needs of that project.
This is backed up with work in the studio on specific techniques
to supplement the technical acting skills needed.