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The Academy Manchester Drama Classes Over 16s

The Academy Drama Classes Manchester
9 Jun 2023

Ad – The Academy offers drama classes in Manchester for adults from 16 years old looking for a career in the industry and currently has spaces available.

A joint venture with Tina O’Brien’s The Drama MOB and HBA Acting, The Academy offers drama classes for students who have a passion for acting.

Taught by HB Acting’s Hannah Bounds, a highly experienced drama teacher and Ryan Gerrard previously an assistant director at Oldham Coliseum the course is designed to help young adults prepare for a career in the acting world. 

You can now book places for their free taster session – see below. 

What To Expect From The Academy Drama Classes? 

The Academy Drama Classes Manchester what to expect
Pupils acting at The Academy

The Academy offers the chance to study in detail the preparation an actor must undertake in order to succeed, exploring and performing different styles of script and performance.

Practising different acting techniques students will learn how to find their emotional truth and utilise it as an actor.

With an aim to provide insight into the industry as early as possible, hoping to provide new actors with the confidence needed when meeting casting directors and working within television and theatre.

To help build this confidence The Academy features sessions from an array of industry experts including casting directors, television directors, improvisation experts, and stage combat directors to name just a few.

It is also supported by Coronation Street’s Tina O’Brien who has led sessions such as acting for TV. 

The Academy Drama Classes Manchester showcase
Pupils on stage acting at The Academy

Designed to be fun and supportive the classes are focused towards producing a yearly showcase to perform to casting directors or a showreel to help secure castings. 

When ready, students will also have the chance to audition for The DM Management, Tina’s talent management agency. 

Where Do The Academy Drama Classes Take Place? 

The Academy sessions take place at Barlow RC High School in Parrs Wood on Tuesdays from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm and 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm from September 2023.

How Much Do The Academy Drama Classes Cost? 

The Academy classes cost £20 per week and run in term time.

Free Taster Session For The Academy 

The Academy will be running a free taster session for new students on Tuesday 18 July 2023 at 7.30 pm.

More Information And To Book 

For more information and to book The Academy classes or onto taster session please email

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