FOUNDED BY ITV, the Workshop began it's life in 1985 offering weekly sessions training the acting skills required to work in radio, TV, theatre and film. It has gone from strength to strength since those humble beginnings and has made numerous documentaries and programmes for ITV starring workshop members, put on hugely successful theatrical productions (that have toured the Czech Republic and America as well as a Shakespeare Festival in Canada) produced short films and entered them into film competitions (we haven't won any yet - but that won't stop us!) and have had members cast in in everything from Skins to Harry Potter! Now, as the West Acting Workshop we intend to continue in this vein and keep those amazing experiences and opportunities available for our members.
We even managed to persuade Oscar winner Dame Emma Thompson to be our Patron and she is incredibly supportive of what we do!
Our weekly sessions are fun and informal, but we take acting seriously and specialise in training Acting to Camera techniques (but don't worry, we tackle theatre too!) We will teach you everything you need to know to hone your skills as an actor. We are not here to make you famous, we are here to make you great at what you do - act!
If you are interested in getting involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
BASED IN BRISTOL, AND SPECIALISING IN ACTING TO CAMERA, ITV WEST TELEVISION WORKSHOP PROVIDES ACTING & PRODUCTION TRAINING FOR ANYONE AGED 5 UPWARDS; IN THE SKILLS REQUIRED TO WORK IN RADIO, TELEVISION, THEATRE AND FILM - BOTH IN FRONT OF AND BEHIND THE SCENES!
IN FRONT OF AND BEHIND THE CAMERA, ON STAGE AND IN FRONT OF A LENS, WE TEACH ANYONE OF ANY AGE (FROM 5 UPWARDS) HOW TO ACT IN ANY GENRE THROUGH OUR WEEKLY WORKSHOPS, THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS AND SHORT FILMS.
WE ALSO CAST A LOT OF OUR MEMBERS IN FILMS AND TV PROGRAMMES LIKE HARRY POTTER, PENELOPE, SKINS, CASUALTY, LARKRISE TO CANDLEFORD AND MANY MORE. EVEN STEVEN SPEILBERG'S PRODUCTION COMPANY POPPED DOWN TO CAST FOR 'WAR HORSE'!! YOUNG OR OLD, EXPERIENCED OR INEXPERIENCED WE CAN HELP YOU BECOME A FULLY FLEDGED ACTOR!
'GOING POSTAL' by Terry pratchett
We are pleased to announce that our next production will be 'Going Postal' by Terry Pratchett, adapted by Stephen Briggs. It's been 12 years since we tackled a Pratchett play and we are very excited to be doing it again!
This one is utterly hilarious, with lots of challenging characters for the young workshop members to play! Auditions will be held at the Workshop for members aged 9 upwards on SUNDAY 7TH APRIL from 2PM - 6PM
The show will be performed at the Bierkeller Theatre, Bristol from Tues 9th - Thurs 11th July Mon 15th - Thurs 18th July.
Please go to our Productions page for more information about the show!
our patron emma thompson!
Our Workshop Patron Emma Thompson!
Emma kindly agreed to be our Patron earlier this year and has promised to pop down and meet us very soon!
Watch this space for further information!
Our production of Macbeth at the Bierkeller Theatre in October was a fantastic success!
Starring a cast aged from 8 to 48 this very modern twist on the darkest Shakespeare tale went down a storm! There will be a documentary of the journey from page to stage very soon!! CHECK OUT OUR PRODUCTIONS PAGE FOR MORE INFO!