What we're about

Following on from the OUTSTANDING CRITICAL SUCCESS of ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA in September 2020 - described by critics as '...the hottest ticket in town.'- and before that Macbeth, A Flea In Her Ear, Miss Julie, A Doll's House, Midsummer Night's Dream, La Ronde, Platonov, Romeo and Juliet, Three Sisters, An Ideal Husband, The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya, Ivanov, The Parasite and Playboy of the Western World - The Acting Gymnasium is looking for male and female actors to join our workshop. We will be working each week on elements of performance using our methodology informed and influenced by the ideas of Stanislavski, Vakhatangov and Nimerovic-Danchenko. This unique acting workshop will culminate in a THREE WEEK RUN of full productions at Camden’s Theatro Technis in April 2021.

Check the reviews at http://www.actinggymnasium.co.uk

***** (5 Stars) A Midsummer Night's Dream

***** (5 Stars) La Ronde

***** (5 Stars) Romeo and Juliet

***** (5 Stars) The Cherry Orchard

***** (5 Stars) Uncle Vanya

***** (5 Stars) Ivanov

***** (5 Stars) The Playboy of the Western World

If you are interested in any of the following then The Acting Gymnasium may be for you:

Weekly acting workshops Performing in a top quality theatre production

Voice work

Alexander technique

Advanced characterisation techniques

Improvisational character work

Keeping your creativity sharp by regular workshopping

Being seen by industry professionals

Networking and connecting with fellow professionals

Top quality colour photographs of your work to add to your portfolio

HAVING YOUR WORK REVIEWED.

Performing in a production that gets four & five star reviews may be the catalyst that gets you noticed by casting directors and industry professionals.

Check out recent reviews:

http://www.theirishworld.com/?p=4887 (5 Stars)

http://playstosee.com/page.php?sad=play&id=1576 (4 Stars) Critics' Choice

http://www.thepublicreviews.com/the-playboy-of-the-wester... (http://www.thepublicreviews.com/the-playboy-of-the-western-world-the-corrib-rest-london/) (4 Stars)

http://www.theirishworld.com/?p=5961 (5 Stars)

http://www.everything-theatre.co.uk/2013/11/ivanov-theatr... (http://www.everything-theatre.co.uk/2013/11/ivanov-theatro-technis-review.html) (4 Stars)

http://www.thepublicreviews.com/ivanov-theatrotechnis-lon... (http://www.thepublicreviews.com/ivanov-theatrotechnis-london/) (4 Stars)

http://www.irishpost.co.uk/entertainment/theatre-review-i... (http://www.irishpost.co.uk/entertainment/theatre-review-ivanov-theatro-technis-london) (4 Stars)

PLEASE NOTE ACTING GYMNASIUM IS A UNIQUE, TOP QUALITY WEEKLY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR ACTORS CULMINATING IN A SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE.

Upcoming events (3)

Saturday Acting Gym is back with a new Shakespeare workshop!

******BACK TO IN-PERSON MEETINGS******

Following the success of our last production of HAMLET (pictured above), the Acting Gymnasium's Saturday workshop returns with a new Shakespeare workshop.

The workshop will lead to a full production of a new Shakespeare play to be performed at the 120 seat Tower Theatre from 17th -22nd January 2022.

Email: [masked] - stating your acting experience - if you'd like to be considered.

We will meet initially online and then in-person from September.

PLEASE NOTE COMPETITION IS LIKELY TO BE VERY HIGH.

Wednesday Workshop is back - Spring Awakening!!

The North Star

*******BACK TO IN-PERSON MEETINGS*******

Following the success Six Characters In Search Of An Author - the Wednesday Workshop returns with a multi-media exploration of the controversial Wedekind Classic.

The production will be explored and developed weekly leading to a full production from January 10th -15th 2022 at London's Tower Theatre.

Meeting initially online but in person from September.

EMAIL: [masked] - to book your place.

How to get GOOD QUALITY PAID ACTING WORK - online video conference workshop.

***IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP PLEASE EMAIL:[masked]***

Are you getting seen for good quality auditions for paid acting work?
Are regularly meetings with the type of people who can move you forward in your career?
Are you happy with your agent?
Do you have an agent?
Are you getting PAID ACTING WORK?

If the answer to any of these questions is No; then you NEED The Business of the Acting Industry workshop.

This VERY HIGHLY PRAISED workshop is designed to explore the business side of the acting profession.

THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE DELIVERED ONLINE VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE. MAXIMUM 10 PLACES AVAILABLE.

Have a look at some of the stunning testimonials posted online by the dozens of delighted participants:
https://www.meetup.com/Acting-Gymnasium-unique-weekly-acting-workshop/about/comments/?op=all

Feedback from March 2019 workshop:
“ Gavin's workshop is amazing! “
“ You will pick up information that is game changing “
“ This workshop was so incredibly helpful “
“ Definitely got my money's worth.”
“ he genuinely care about actors and wants to not only help but to see us succeed. ”
“ He tells you exactly how the industry is with no sugarcoating. “
“ More importantly he tells you how you can stand out from the competition. Highly recommended! ”
“ This workshop was so incredibly helpful , it was amazing and Gavin gave a very honest insight to how the industry works ”
“ I've attended many acting business workshops. This one stands out in a way that it is a well organised, capsule class which leaves you with practical knowledge and ideas of how to network correctly, approach agents and casting directors and build solid industry relationships with them without it being overwhelming. “

This session is just what you need to help you move forward to more PAID ACTING WORK.

If you are a professional actor knowing how to go out into the real world and find paid acting work is absolutely crucial. Understanding the business side of the acting industry is the key to success as an actor.

This workshop is a thorough and comprehensive analysis of all elements of the business side of the acting industry designed to give you a better understanding of WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT. This session will also provide you with key tips and strategies about how to get ahead in an increasingly competitive market. Key areas covered include:

Getting your name out there - processes and pitfalls

Self promotion in a digital age & Audition Tapes

Networking and making connections - what to do and not to do

Using social media as a promotional package

Alternative approaches to getting paid work

THE GRID - a NO BULLSHIT guide to getting paid work

Getting an agent - how to navigate this tricky world

Managing your relationship with your representation

Approaching the casting director

Handling auditions

Knowing how to behave

Continuing professional development

Financial management

GAVIN MCALINDEN's productions have been Critic's Choice in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Financial Times, The Evening Standard and Time Out. He has been nominated for Cinnefoundation Prize, BBC Talent New Film-maker Award, Samuel Beckett Award for Excellence in Theatre and Off West-End Award for Best Ensemble Acting and Best Director.

December 2018:
" Any actor who isn’t satisfied with their professional progression MUST attend this 2 hour class "
" All the answers to any questions you have are right here, seriously. Just do the workshop "
" Understand the intricacies of the craft from a passionate, experienced tutor."
" A really strong, insightful, detailed session "
" A must for all serious performers. Highly recommended."
" A fast-paced no-nonsense practical guide to getting you into a solid acting mindset "
" I think for those who have doubts about the industry, Gavin tells you right away with no bullshit. He is a nice lad and inspiring. "*

Brand new Wednesday workshop - the hilarious Restoration Comedy The Country Wife

Following the OUTSTANDING CRITICAL AND AUDIENCE RESPONSE of our current season The Acting Gymnasium is set to continue with a new round of productions beginning with an exciting new modernized and updated production of the classic Restoration comedy by William Wycherley The Country Wife.

We will meet every Wednesday to workshop and modernize this classic restoration comedy.

Just check out a couple of the excellent reviews of our current season: http://www.theupcoming.co.uk/2015/04/15/three-sisters-at-theatro-technis-theatre-review/

http://www.theupcoming.co.uk/2015/04/19/an-ideal-husband-at-theatro-technis-theatre-review/

RSVP ESSENTIAL AS PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED. We will be working each week on elements of performance using our methodology informed and influenced by the ideas of Stanislavski, Vakhatangov and Nimerovic-Danchenko.

Established in 2011 we are now in our third year with a string of critically successful productions behind us.

Check the reviews at www.actinggymnasium.co.uk

***** (5 Stars) Three Sisters

***** (5 Stars) The Cherry Orchard

***** (5 Stars) Uncle Vanya

***** (5 Stars) Ivanov

***** (5 Stars) The Playboy of the Western World

If you are interested in any of the following then The Acting Gymnasium may be for you:

Weekly acting workshops

Performing in a top quality theatre production

Voice work

Alexander technique

Advanced characterisation techniques

Improvisational character work

Keeping your creativity sharp by regular workshopping

Being seen by industry professionals

Networking and connecting with fellow professionals

Top quality colour photographs of your work to add to your portfolio

HAVING YOUR WORK REVIEWED.

Performing in a production that gets four & five star reviews may be the catalyst that gets you noticed by casting directors and industry professionals.

Check out recent reviews:

http://www.theirishworld.com/?p=4887

(5 Stars)

http://playstosee.com/page.php?sad=play&%3Bid=1576

(4 Stars) Critics' Choice

http://www.thepublicreviews.com/the-playboy-of-the-wester

... (4 Stars)

http://www.theirishworld.com/?p=5961

(5 Stars)

http://www.everything-theatre.co.uk/2013/11/ivanov-theatr

... (4 Stars)

http://www.thepublicreviews.com/ivanov-theatrotechnis-lon

... (4 Stars)

http://www.irishpost.co.uk/entertainment/theatre-review-i

... (4 Stars)

PLEASE NOTE ACTING GYMNASIUM IS A UNIQUE, TOP QUALITY WEEKLY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR ACTORS CULMINATING IN A SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE.

Past events (659)

Wednesday Workshop is back - Spring Awakening!!

The North Star

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