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Who are the classes aimed at?

Classes are suitable for anyone aged 16 and over. Most terms offer opportunities for anyone who is interested in learning and developing their acting, from complete beginners to more experienced performers.

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Where are the classes held?

At The Parade: Hoylake Community Centre (Hoyle Road, Hoylake, Wirral, CH47 3AG). It’s easy to park as there’s a free car park on site and Manor Road train station is a 5 – 10 minute walk away. There are also several buses that stop nearby. For full details of where the venue is and how to get there click here.

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When are the classes held?

Acting classes are held on Thursdays and there is a choice of 2 time slots. Afternoon classes are run between 3pm and 5pm with evening classes between 7pm and 9pm. The content of those classes will be exactly the same, so you should only come to one or the other. Each term is made up of around 12 weeks, usually running in line with the school terms (Jan – April / April – July / September – December).

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How much do classes cost?

£10 per session. If you prefer to pay for a full term in advance you’ll get a discount. Paid in advance the full term costs £100. This can be paid by cash, cheque, credit/debit card, paypal, or BACS.

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Do you do any productions?

We usually present work about once a year – it may be an informal presentation to family and friends or a public performance (perhaps at something like The Festival of Firsts). The focus of the classes really is on learning new skills and having a go at things that you feel you need more experience of.

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How old are people in the classes?

16 – 116! – There is often a real mix, although, in truth, I think our oldest participant has been in their 90s.

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Who runs the classes?

Martin Harris runs the classes. He is the artistic director of Rocket Theatre and has run group classes, private lessons, youth theatres and workshops for actors for over 20 years. He trained as an actor at Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and has acted in and directed numerous productions over the years.

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Do I need any experience to join the classes?

Not usually. We cater for complete beginners and those who are keen to exercise their acting muscles. Everyone can learn from each other and what better way of learning than taking part!

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