Workshops and Seminars
Weeks five and eleven on the Acting Programmes are workshop weeks. Week five sees internal workshops – added extras from the staff which support and further the timetabled classes. In week eleven there are workshops run by external practitioners. Workshops include story-telling, circus skills, tumbling, accent workshops, talks from agents, mime, stand-up and mask work.
In year 3 and term 5 for the Post Grads, industry lectures take place from Spotlight, Equity, Accountants, Agents and Casting Directors. All students meeting agents and casting directors through a Practice Audition.
SMMT students have workshops including sessions with Orbital, Flints and Rosco.
In addition to publicising cheap theatre tickets to our students, ALRA organises group theatre trips for every year group, as well as trips to art galleries and film and TV studios.
Directed, produced and stage managed by students, and held in the ALRA Theatres in the final week of the term one, this is a chance to show off your comedy, dance and singing skills in a party atmosphere.
Led by the Second Years, but open to everybody, face the fear and try your hand at comedy to celebrate the end of the Spring Term.
The Five Minute Play Festival
A chance to write, direct and produce as well as act, this Festival features site-specific plays, held anywhere from the TV studio to the car park.
Celebrate the end of the year in style, and raise a glass to all your hard work!
Stage Management & Technical Theatre Work placements
In 2009/10, our students gained London placements at the Criterion (West End), the Arcola (Dalston), the Rose (Southbank) and the Etcetera (Camden). Students sometimes chose to take placements in theatres in their hometowns, like the Tron in Glasgow.
The relationship with our neighbours at Tara Arts continues to grow with students being employed there.
First Aid Training
All SMTT students are First Aid trained in their first term at ALRA.
Carleton Hobbs Competition and the Sam Wanamaker Festival
For more information on these extraordinary opportunities offered through CDS (the Conference of Drama Schools), click here.
Four Seasons Shakespeare Festival, India
At the end of their programme, two Post Graduate students are selected to attend this two week festival working Indian actors and students. This a collaboration between ALRA and the Vayu Naidu Company