The Reel Scene is an acting school based in London
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The Actors Gym
Online Acting School
- Learn to act from home!
- Open to actors of all skill levels
- Open to actors anywhere in the world
- TWO monthly self tape challenges with personal feedback!
- Q&As, videos and workshops with actors like Asa Butterfield (Sex Education on Netflix), William Moseley, Shobu Kapoor, David Schaal, Bill Ward and many more
- All classes recorded!
- Learn at your own pace!
- Self-tape certificate, headshot reviews, Discord server, quizzes, film club, private groups and more!
- New content every week!
Discounted quarterly and annual plans available!
What In-Person Acting Courses Do We Offer?
Audition Required: Yes
Your acting career starts here! Everything you need to become a professional screen actor… working with known actors/directors and culminating in a role in a short film!
£9,495.00 Finance Available
Next Course Dates: September 2021 - August 2022
Audition Required: Yes
Hands-on acting workshop with film and Netflix star Asa Butterfield (Sex Education). Workshops, improvisations and scene work! Come away with a professionally shot scene!
£1,499.00 Finance Available
Next Course Date: Announced Soon
Audition Required: Yes
Intensive screen acting training with multiple tutors.
Dramatic & comedy Showreel footage. Professional Headshots.
Final dramatic performance for directors & agents.
£2,999.00 Finance Available
Next Course Date: 2 - 7 October 2021
Audition Required: Level 1 No. Level 2 - graduates only
Develop your acting skills with our structured 3-month part-time acting course. Covering the essentials of acting & audition technique.
£540.00 Finance Available
Next Level 1 Course Starts: 6th October 2021
Next Level 2 Course Starts: 5th August 2021
Acting Course Finance Available
We have finance options available for many of our courses! Click here to learn more about spreading the cost of your course.
When do your courses run?
Our acting courses run throughout the year and are taught by working actors, directors, agents and producers. We offer finance options for many of our courses. Most courses run in the evenings and on weekends and are held in London.
Looking to develop your own project? Talk to the team at Reel Scene Productions
Frequently Asked Questions
Learning to become an actor is like any other skill – you need training and practise! Rather than the drama school approach, The Reel Scene offer practical acting courses from recognised working acting professionals like Asa Butterfield to get you up to speed fast! The Reel Scene can also help you with getting an agent, networking and professional headshots. Why not kickstart your acting career with an Acting Taster Workshop?
Take a look through our acting courses and find the one that suits you! If you can’t attend acting classes in person, why not check out The Actors Gym to take part in our range of online acting classes?
If you have any questions you can contact The Reel Scene using details below! Tell us about yourself, your acting experience and what you hope to gain from studying acting with us. One of our team will be in touch to discuss the next steps with you.
Many of our courses and workshops include filmed exercises and scenes, such as The Event, The Asa Butterfield Masterclass and The Screen Acting Year Course. We are one of the few professional acting courses who shoot scenes with our actors every month as part of our Screen Acting Year Course. We want to get you in front of the camera as often as possible, after all, that’s what acting is about! You’ll shoot scenes to practise the particular skills you’ve learned, and these scenes will be edited by our in-house professional editor Lucas Young (Television New Zealand, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King). These scenes are crucial for you to learn about framing, continuity, performance, the effects of lighting and directing and much more. You’ll receive the scenes as files you can use as part of your showreel.
Our Screen Acting Year Course and 6-day Event both come with headshots! Not only will we schedule a professional headshot shoot for you with an agency like Pure Headshots, but we will also teach you how to get the best out of your headshots and what casting directors look for in headshots.
Our tutors all currently work in the film and television industry. As well as our acting coaches, including Asa Butterfield (Sex Education), William Moseley(Chronicles of Narnia), David Schaal (The Office, The Inbetweeners), Steve North (Doctor Who, Londons Burning, Eastenders) and Meisner coach Skye Hallam (RADA-trained actress, appeared in The Crown) we have many more acting coaches from all areas of the industry! Learn more about the acting coaches at The Reel Scene.
A good agent will only sign an actor once they’ve had a chance to see them work, to see how they work with other actors and crew, and have reviewed their showreel and headshots. Agents from RS Talent regularly attend workshops and classes (we are always looking for new talent) and may recommend further training if you show promise. That’s why it’s great to come to these workshops, meet people, make friends and make yourself known! Most of our graduates leave our courses and gain representation (98% in 2019).
We welcome actors of all ages and levels of experience! If you’re under 16, you’ll need the approval of your parent or guardian, but we welcome parents to come along and watch the classes. Some of our courses may require you to be 18 or older (such as The Event) for example, we hold our showcase in theatres and we have hired pubs for location shoots where alcohol may be served.
We are also a Talent Agency!
The RS Talent Agency in London works with top UK production companies in Film, TV and Commercials.
Many of the graduates from Reel Scene courses go on to be represented by RS Talent.
Try a Taster Acting Workshop!
Taught by a professional actor and an agent from RS Talent, followed by a Q&A session.
Who Are The Tutors?
Other specialist coaches include Naomi Joy-Todd (voice and accent coach, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Star Wars: Episode IX, Chernobyl), Robin Berry (motion capture actor, The Jungle Book Origins, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle), Skye Hallam (Meisner coach and actress – The Crown, The Alienist), Debbie Howard (BBC Director, Doctors), Nancy Bishop and Luke Brady (Casting Directors), Lucas Young (post production, Lord of the Rings) and many more…
Many of our graduates, coaches and industry professionals have been involved with productions from the following agencies:
Who Can Enrol at The Reel Scene?
We accept actors of all ages and experience levels!
Our classes have a great mix of actors from many different countries, backgrounds, ages and skills levels.
The minimum student age is 16 unless arrangements are made with parents/guardians. As with the film and TV industry, actors of all ages will be working together and we try to replicate this in our safe and supportive classroom environment.
Some classes have limited places and we may require an audition self-tape as part of your application.