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So You Want to Be an Actor

A week-long intensive for young people aged 13 – 18 years who are interested in pursuing a career in acting.

Over the years, SAVVY has brought leading industry professionals into our rehearsals to work with our weekly youth drama groups and provide training in all aspects of performance. And yet, the question we are most asked by the young people we work with at SAVVY is 'how to I become an actor'?


So in response we launched our biennial week-long intensive to discover all about the practical side of the industry. The nuts & bolts. The reality vs the perception of what pursuing a career in acting is all about.

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The week-long intensive takes place  every two years  during the May half-term, from  10am - 4pm  at our SAVVY Studio, Fairfield Halls in Croydon.

During the week participants:

  • work with a director to prepare an audition piece

  • have their acting headshots done and prepare their CV's

  • meet with casting directors, agents and drama school staff

  • attend workshops in voice, movement and different performance styles including mask and stage combat

  • create a short performance and take part in a final sharing of work​

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How much does it cost?

It costs £150 for the week.

The fee is due before the first day, and can be paid in two instalments.  

PLEASE NOTE: We do not want financial pressures to stop anyone from attending and want to remove any stigma or guilt attached to not being able to pay fees.  SAVVY can offer financial assistance for anyone wanting to take part.

Want to apply?

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Our last programme took play in May 2021, so our next intensive will be in 2023. 

Places are limited and allocated on a first-come-first served basis. Pease keep an eye on our website and social media for details on when we will be accepting applications.

You can also get in touch to see if we have space in our weekly  young company.