Adult Acting Classes

ActUpNorth Leeds

Leeds Adult Acting Classes

ActUpNorth Leeds was the first of all our academies to open in 2009, offering a new and modern approach to actor training. Our aim was simple. To inspire and nurture talent by providing a local, affordable outlet where determined and committed adults come together and learn the skill of acting in a safe, secure and professional environment.

Since 2009 we haven’t looked back. We’ve revolutionised the tired method of actor training and are now the first port of call for those looking for Adult Acting Classes in Leeds, Yorkshire and the North East. Students travel from as far as Newcastle and Hull to attend our weekly classes in Leeds.

All of our students follow a carefully devised training programme where they are regularly observed and have the chance to work with industry professionals including Casting Directors, Agents, Producers and Directors.

Workshops will cover a range of mediums and techniques with a focus on acting for screen. Most sessions will involve working on TV scripts from current or recent TV productions. In addition, students will get to work on screen using our HD Cameras and view their work back. We feel this is a useful tool and helps the student identify areas for future improvement.

Each term is made up of 12-16 weeks and is further broken down into 3 modules, each module lasting around 4 weeks. Therefore it may be possible to join the programme at various times throughout the year.


  • Acting & Casting for TV Drama
  • Acting & Casting for TV Commercials
  • What is a character?
  • Keeping it ‘Real’
  • Acting for Film Vs TV
  • Acting for Period Drama
  • Acting for Soap
  • Realism & Naturalism
  • The art of not acting
  • Breaking down a script
  • Acting the moments
  • Finding an agent
  • Technicalities of Screen Acting
  • Acting for Screen vs. Acting for Stage
  • The life of an Actor

FEES: Classes are charged at £18 per 2 hour class and include the costs of all the additional guest tutor classes. Fees are payable 4 weekly in advance at £72. Discounts are available when paying for the entire term up front.

COMMITMENT: The minimum commitment to study with us is one term.

WHEN: If accepted onto the programme you will be invited to join a 1 x 2 hour class per week.

Mon Tues Wed Thurs
5pm – 7pm 5pm – 7pm
7:30pm – 9:30pm 7:30pm – 9:30pm 7:30pm – 9:30pm 7:30pm – 9:30pm

WHERE: Our classes take place in the heart of ‘TV land’ near the ITV Emmerdale building on Kirkstall Road in Leeds. We are based out of ‘Studio 71’ and independent TV Studio which has housed the likes of ‘Peaky Blinders’, ‘The Syndicate’, and ‘Gentlemen Jack’ to name but a few. Being based in the studio means we can build relationships with productions taking place in the building as they seek to find both ‘new’ and ‘local talent’. For the full Leeds address please see the bottom of the page. Please note attendance at class is by invite only once you have applied online.

SUCCESS: Our students in Leeds have had great success locally, nationally and internationally. Recent Yorkshire based projects have included ‘The Syndicate’ and for Kay Mellor/ BBC. ‘Line of Duty’ and ‘Years and Years’ for BBC. ‘DCI Banks’ for ITV and of course Yorkshire’s flagship show ‘Emmerdale’. Students have also gone on to lead huge TV Campaigns for worldwide brands as well as appear in regional theatres to include ‘The West Yorkshire Playhouse – Leeds’, ‘The Harrogate Theatre’ and ‘The Sheffield Crucible’. For a full rundown of the latest news why not visit our ‘News’ page.

Should you have any additional questions please feel free to drop us a line at [email protected] and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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ActUpNorth Manachester
4th Floor, Unit G
8 Lower Ormond Street
M1 5QF

Acting Classes Leeds

ActUpNorth Leeds
Studio 71
71 Kirkstall Road

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ActUpNorth Liverpool
Unit 325, 3rd Floor
QD Business Centre
Norfolk Street
L1 0BG