"We shape our tools and afterwards our tools shape us."


3 hour workshops diving deeper into one particular skill within acting. 

These classes are open to everyone and take place outside of normal weekly YPS sessions. 

Sign up by completing the form attached to each masterclass.

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fight combat

Sunday 28th November 2021

The hugely popular - fight combat for stage and screen is back. Taught in a safe environment, learn a choreographed sequence in a realistic conflict situation.

This is suitable for all levels of experience, led by actor, Globe Practitioner and Fight Tutor at the prestigious drama school, Mountview - Marcello Marascalchi Walton

Three Rivers Academy, Bell Farm Way, Walton-on-Thames, Hersham, KT12 5PY

14:00 - 17:00

£35 per participant


monologues for auditions

Sat 20th November 2021

This will be a fun and accessible session. Suitable for all ages and levels of experiences. 
Actor, scriptwriter and drama therapist, Alexander Tol, specialises in audition speeches and technique. 

Work with text to learn how to tackle a character and build on that role authentically, then how to perform professionally in the casting room. 


Three Rivers Academy, Bell Farm Way, Walton-on-Thames, Hersham, KT12 5PY

£35 per participant


How to film an audition
self-tape (online)

Fri 10th December 2021

This is a masterclass for those of our young actors in training that are considering going into acting professionally. 

Self-taping was the most popular way of auditioning actors pre-pandemic and now it is one of the most vital skills a professional actor can master. 

Taught by working actor, Marina Tapakoudes. What is a self-tape? A brief?  Learn how to film a great audition professionally at home using just a phone and some lighting. 

Learn how to build a character quickly and interpret an audition script. 

17.30- 20.30