What is The Event?
It’s a 6-day intensive full-time acting training course covering a range of techniques that culminates in two professional video shoots (Comedy and Drama), a headshot photo shoot and a performance in front of casting directors and agents.
Where & When is it held?
The Event is held over 6 days at our studio in London, culminating in a final evening performance and networking event at a theatre venue where you get to show off what you’ve learned and network with industry professionals.
How Much Does it Cost?
The whole week, including headshots, professional footage, training from a variety of coaches and the final networking event with industry professionals is only £2,999 (finance available).
Who Can Take Part?
We welcome actors of all ages but auditions are required.
We are looking for actors who are prepared to commit to a very intense and productive week of in-depth acting training!
Hit the ground running!
98% of our graduates have industry agent representation!
The Event is our 6-day intensive acting course held in London. If you’ve ever wondered how to become a professional working actor, here’s the answer!
The Reel Scene One Week Acting Course – also known as The Event – is the first step to making acting your profession, providing you with everything you need to take the acting world by storm.
Over 6 days The Reel Scene will provide you with acting training and resources including professional headshots from Pure Headshots, high-quality showreel footage filmed in a studio or on location, and a showcase performance in front of agents and casting directors. The course is so successful that 98% of The Reel Scene graduates now have representation!
You will be trained by and work with professional working actors such as Steve North (Dr Who, Holby City, Eastenders, War Horse), David Schaal (The Inbetweeners, The Office), William Moseley (Chronicles of Narnia, The Royals), Frank Harper (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Debbie Howard (Doctors, BBC), Shobu Kapoor (Eastenders, Citizen Khan) and directors such as Adam Morse, whose latest feature film ‘Lucid’ stars Billy Zane.
The 6-day Event covers so much…
- Screen acting, improvisation, audition technique, Meisner training and more with professional actors and directors.
- Professional showreel scenes shot in studio or on location.
- Work with directors covering both dramatic and comedy scenes.
- A professional headshot shoot with Pure Headshots
- Studio production training
- Live stage training
- A real audition
- A scene in a TV comedy pilot (under development)
- A final performance in front of agents and casting directors
- 98% of our students end up with agency representation!
- Become part of the supportive, welcoming Reel Scene community.
Frank is best known for his "hard man" roles, such as "Billy Bright" in The Football Factory (2004) and "Dog" in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998). During his career, Frank has appeared on many British TV shows including The Bill, Doctors, Lovejoy and Waking the Dead.
Debbie was an actor for twenty five years appearing in many popular television programs including Life on Mars, Coronation Street and Holby City. She has made award winning short films and a feature documentary. She regularly directs episodes of BBC Drama including Doctors.
Shobu Kapoor is a British actress of Indian descent. She's known for her role in the hit comedy Citizen Khan. She also played the role of Gita Kapoor in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 1993 to 1998. She also appeared Bend It Like Beckham and the TV series The Bill (2004)
You’ll also be taught by a variety of other specialist tutors (depending on availability) including Meisner coach Skye Hallam, award-winning director Tristan Shepherd, Humans / Doctor Who actor Manpreet Bachu and head of Casting Networks, Luke Brady
Read our reviews below to hear how much our graduates loved the course and their experience of becoming part of the Reel Scene family!
At the Reel Scene, we pride ourselves on not only providing you with the skills and tools you need to become an actor, but also the information to understand the business side of the industry to give you the confidence in the career you are pursuing.
Do you have any questions?
Frequently Asked Questions
We accept actors over 18 years old who have the right to study in the UK and are able to meet the financial obligations of the course. Because some of our workshops and courses can be quite intensive and you’ll be working with other actors and a variety of professionals in sometimes demanding situations, we may require an interview or self-tape audition before you can join the course. The final networking event is frequently held at a venue where alcohol is sold so we require our students to be 18 or over.
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.
We accept actors over 16 years old who have the right to study in the UK and are able to meet the financial obligations of the course. Because some of our workshops and courses can be quite intensive and you’ll be working with other actors and a variety of professionals in sometimes demanding situations, we require a self-tape audition and an interview with CEO Alex Fidelski before you can join the course.
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).
As well as the team from the Reel Scene and talent agency RS Talent, we bring in special guests to run each of the workshops. The choice of guest will depend on their availability or work commitments. In many cases, we work with David Schaal (Jay’s Dad on The Inbetweeners, Glyn from The Office, and a veteran actor from many other shows) or Steve North (Doctor Who, Holby City, Eastenders, London’s Burning). All of our coaches actually work in the industry. You can see our full list of coaches on the coaches page.
All information will be provided before your course starts, e.g a costume for your shoot, appropriate clothing for your headshots and showcase, pad, pen, printed scripts. We recommend wearing loose-fitting clothing. Bring a bottle of water!