Children’s & Adult Acting Classes, Drama Workshops & Acting Courses in Manchester

New Live Theatre facilitate short acting courses, weekly acting classes and drama workshops for Children and Adult Actors in Manchester, from Actors Skills and Training to advice on how to market yourself as an Actor. We also run one-off workshops for adult drama groups in Manchester, Lancashire and the surrounding regions for external companies.

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manchester acting classes drama tv film theatre lessonsManchester Hub Drama (also known as MHD Acting School, MH Drama or ‘MHD’) is a professional acting school in Manchester for adults and children aged 4-116. With weekly acting classes and drama workshops, the part-time and evening drama school is suitable and open to children and adult actors of all ability levels, from complete beginners looking to take their first steps into the industry, or simply build confidence, to professional actors and drama school graduates looking to keep their skills audition ready. We cover acting for stage, television, commercials and film. With small, intimate classes, MHDrama is a place to grow, play and hone your skills in a professional and focused environment.

With top tutors, prices are still extremely affordable from just £50 per month for adults an £32 per month for children!

     – £12.50 per class (paid in £50 4 week instalments)
    Littleborough, Rochdale – £12.50 per class (paid in £50 4 week instalments)
    Littleborough, Rochdale – £8 per class (paid in £32 4 week instalments)

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You will have opportunities to showcase and actors will also be able to apply for our Show Groups, where you can train whilst working towards performing in a production and building an acting credit for their Acting CV.  [READ MORE]




Please note this course is no longer running. Complete Beginners are welcomed at weekly classes at MHD Acting School.

A 1 day intensive ’back to basics’ workshop covering the basics of becoming an Actor, ideal for complete beginners or those with some basic acting experience who are interested in working professionally in theatre & TV or those looking for more confidence. The session will cover: attitudes for acting, basic script analysis and scene work session, some basic acting technique and character building, how to prepare for your first professional audition, advice on finding the right professional training for you, basic marketing and networking advice, advice on headshots, how to create an acting CV and how to start finding auditions.

After this session you should know a little more about yourself as an Actor and we can help to point you in the right direction for future training establishments to match your areas of interest and towards gaining experience.

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121 or Private Group Workshops

Private 121 or group acting workshops/sessions can be arranged to work at your or your group’s own pace. Workshops or short sessions can be adapted to your needs, or can be booked ad-hoc to work on specific scripts or techniques, whether for an audition for a play, an audition for a manchester drama school, hobby or 121 training to suit your busy schedule. Sessions can be arranged to suit your requirements subject to availability. Please email with your requirements for further details. You can book anything from a 45 minute to 6 hour session.

These workshops are available for individuals or groups and can be one-off or ongoing anywhere in the north west region. We have a number of private acting coaches available.

Suitable for: Complete beginners to intermediate/experienced aged 18+
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If there is a workshop or session you’re looking to run for your theatre group, organisation or event, please get in touch and let us know what you need. We can customise workshops for your needs. Please let us know location, ability level and size of group for an accurate and appropriate quote.
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Building ConfidenceBuilding Confidence Through Drama

A charity funded drama workshop aimed at anyone 18+ looking to build their confidence in every day life. This course is not intended for Actors. This course was fully funded by volunteering charity vInspired.
RAN: Oct 2013 – March 2014
NOW ENDED – You may be interested in our “Manchester Hub Drama” Adult Acting Classes, suitable for complete beginners looking to build confidence (See above) or our BActor Basics Workshop.
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