03 Nov First Steps in Acting introductory course – January-March 2024
FIRST STEPS IN ACTING 25th Edition Introductory acting course. January-March 2024. In English!
8 WEEKLY ACTING CLASSES + FINAL SHOW.
SATURDAYS 3-5 pm, from Jan 13 to Mar 2, 2024. In English!
Introductory acting workshop in Berlin.
Instant Theatre Berlin’s First Steps in Acting course is starting again in JANUARY 2024 for its 25th EDITION! Come join our ever-growing community of acting enthusiasts in Berlin who every year take this class in order to explore the basics of acting on stage: in our hands-on acting courses, we’ll learn how to get into the right creative mindset for acting, how to play different roles and characters, and we’ll play on stage for the public in our final performance… Most of all, we’ll discover how to be good actors on stage, how to be confident and communicate powerful emotions, and you can learn this too!
Our acting exercises and techniques are constantly updated, and our sessions are designed specifically for each new group, but our original idea is always at the core of it: EVERYONE CAN ACT, because ACTING IS A NATURAL ABILITY that we all have! On this page you will find a summary of the activities, as well as the schedule of our upcoming introductory acting course. The class is designed for complete beginners and people with little previous experience (i.e. participation in school plays). Please be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions before joining!
REGISTRATION – LIMITED SPOTS! (our classes sell out fast)
Maximum 12 participants per group!
(Registration is only open on the website as long as there’s availability)
ALL ABOUT OUR ACTING COURSE
At the beginning of our acting class, we’ll focus on simple techniques and games to get to know each other. We’ll unlock our spontaneity, self-expression, creativity and we’ll learn techniques to use our imagination on stage. We’ll play short scenes and scripts to find out more about our personalities, our “stage persona” and the group, in order to get to know each other and get the right level of comfort to work together. At our acting class you can expect to be acting on stage from Day 1, and you are guaranteed to enjoy the experience! Later in the course, we’ll start working on longer scenes, and the final part of the project will see us on stage, playing our scenes in the final show in front of the audience! The First Steps in Acting course is very practical, dynamic and hands-on, and at the class we’ll focus on scripted material from early on, in order to start playing around with different roles on stage right away.
The activities covered by this course also include group and awareness exercises, exercises to develop self-expression and the expression of feelings and emotions, the basics of stage language and stage movement, scene creation, exercises on spontaneity and interactions, as well as basic character building. Our groups are made of internationals (18+) from all over the world. The classes are entirely in English and take place at our venue 800A in Berlin, Germany.
Alex Casadio, theatre instructor and founder of Instant Theatre Berlin. He’s active as an acting trainer, theatre director and performer in the Berlin scene. Alex founded Instant Theatre Berlin in 2013 and co-founded the venue 800A Berlin in 2017. In Berlin he also created the independent troupe The Actors Circle in 2019.
This course is ideal for people who:
Frequently Asked Questions about our acting course
YES. This program is specifically designed for beginners and people from other artistic disciplines who would like to get to know the basics of acting.
YES. A big part of our initial work is focused on allowing you to get rid of your expressive blocks. We’ll work around the personal difficulties that we all have, so you’re definitely welcome to join and you’ll be in for a good experience. Our classes are extremely supportive and you’ll have all the group on your side at all times. In the video below I explained more about this topic, please watch it before joining!
The best thing for you is to get in contact and tell us about your previous experience. If you’ve already performed in public as an actress in a play or a theatre production in the past, you might be eligible for our Level 2 course. Otherwise this course will be probably the best match for you. Please use the CONTACT FORM.
NO. The program is only 8-week long, hence we need to use our time from the very beginning for our program. If you are not sure about joining, you can navigate our website to watch some TESTIMONIALS and get more info about what we do, or watch videos on our YOUTUBE CHANNEL! You can also come by at our venue in Berlin Wedding and see some of our shows. In short: we’ll bring the quality and the expertise, but you will have bring the commitment from the start to the end of the project.
YES. If you’re able to read the contents on this page, then your English will be good enough to join. Our participants come from all over the world and it’s not unusual for us in a group of 10 people to have 8-9 different nationalities (and accents) on board. It’s part of the nature of what we do, and we are proud of that!
YES. Acting addresses many of these aspects naturally and in a creative way, so at the end of the course you’ll definitely be more relaxed and more self-confident on stage and in public. Still, if you need 100% focused and individual advice about public speaking or acting, you should book our 1:1 acting training programs. Our introductory course is certainly a very good first step to improve your performative skills.
After the last session of our course, we’ll host a public presentation of our work to a selected audience of friends and families. This will give you the opportunity to shine on stage and to put yourself to the test in a public performance. Afterwards, you can communicate with the teacher to see if you’re eligible for follow-up intermediate acting courses!
Most of the times YES, if you are a teenager. But your parent or
guardian MUST get in contact with us before and inform us of your
willingness to join. We might ask you to sign an agreement form. In
general, our classes are meant for adults, 18+ years old.
8 Weekly meetings + Final performance
Project duration: 8 weeks, 1 weekly meeting of 2+ Hours and a final public show.
SATURDAYS, from January 13 to March 2. Sessions time: 3-5 PM.
Final performance: On SATURDAY MARCH 2 at 5 pm. The show usually happens at our performance venue 800A in Berlin.
Meetings and rehearsals: at 800A Berlin, Stettiner Strasse 19 13357 Berlin.
EARLY BIRD ACTIVE NOW! EARLY BIRD 220€ all inclusive until 30.11.2023. Regular price: 249€
MAX 12 Participants per class.
IMPORTANT: This course is very often sold out. Please consider registering early. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!