- Who are the classes aimed at?
- Where are the classes held?
- When are the classes held?
- How much do classes cost?
- Do you do any showcases or productions?
- What ages are people in the classes?
- Who runs the classes?
- Do I need any experience to join the classes?
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.
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.
Acting classes are held on Thursdays between 7pm and 9pm. Each term is made up of around 12 weeks, usually running in line with the school terms (Jan – April / April – July / September – December).
Paid in advance the full term costs £100. This can be paid by cash, cheque (to Rocket Theatre Company) or BACS (contact Martin for details). A single class can be tried out for £10 and if you decide to continue the rest of the term’s fees will then be due.
We may occassionally present work – it might be an informal presentation to family and friends or a public performance. The focus of the classes, however, is on learning new skills and having fun without the pressure of having to put in a whole load of work (like learning lines) outside classes.
16 – 116! – There is often a real mix, although, in truth, most participants are between 20 and 70.
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.
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!