The Arts Centre Hounslow

Where community thrives, art connects, and performance inspires. We are an independent organization that offer a range of arts activities for ages 4 to 400, as well as hosting a range of regular community groups and services.


Performance Academy


Our ten week courses will focus on key techniques and skills used by performers. Throughout the course students will have the opportunity to develop these skills in a safe and low pressure environment.

Students are encouraged to audition for our fully staged productions and put these skills into practice in order to gain performance experience and develop their confidence.


Single Class Membership - (10x workshops/1 term) = £70.00
Double Class Membership - (20x workshops/1 term)- £99.00
Triple Threat Class Membership - (30x workshops/1 term)- £128.00
Production Audition Fee - £11.00 (Free for members)
Production Fee (If successful at audition) - £95.00 Members | £135.00 Non-Members
All production cast are required to sell a minimum of 15 tickets for the production.
There is NO CHARGE for taking part in any of our Showcases, e.g. Spring Showcase.
Click here for information on accessibility and bursaries.

Membership Process Information
Join the action!
We accept new students at the start of each new course, space dependent.

More Info

We have 20 spaces on each course, these are booked on a first come first serve basis. to keep the classes fairly open to all current students do not get priority booking.

Important
Before you join, it is important to check you can attend all the dates, if you miss more than two of the sessions we will offer your space up to another student, your membership fee is non-refundable.

Absense

We are committed to our students and so expect our students to be committed to their course in return.

If you are ill during a course or there is a valid reason you can no longer attend multiple sessions please get in contact with us at your earliest convenience.

Complete membership eForm
Click 'Buy tickets' and purchase a ticket for your selected class. Click 'Become a member' below, complete the online application.

Got questions?

If there is anything you are unsure of when completing your booking form visit our help page.

Prepare
You will recieve an email before the start of your course, please be sure to thoroughly read this so you can come fully prepared.

we will contact you

Will be in touch prior to this if there is any additional information we require or changes to the course.

Audition Process Information
Apply for an audition
First you need to apply for an audtion, this is free for members and £11.00 for non-members.

More Info

We have 20 spaces on each course, these are booked on a first come first serve basis. to keep the classes fairly open to all current students do not get priority booking.

Important
Before you apply it is important to check you can attend all the rehersals and performances if cannot attend 100% of rehearsals you should not apply.

Absense

We are committed to our students and so expect our students to be committed to the production.

If you miss more than one of the rehersals we will offer your part to the understudy, your membership fee is non-refundable.

If you are ill during a course or there is a valid reason you can no longer comit to the production please get in contact with us at your earliest convenience.

Complete Audition eForm
Click ''Apply for an audition' below and complete the online application.

Got questions?

If there is anything you are unsure of when completing your booking form visit our 'Help' page.

Prepare
You will recieve an email with details of your audition and what to prepare. Arrive early for your audition slot and give it your best.

we will contact you

Will be in touch prior to this if there is any additional information we require or changes to the course.

Casting
We will be in touch soon after your audition to announce who has been sucessfuly cast.

Acceptance

If you accept the role your production fee will be due. You are under no requirement to accept.

Dates & Times

Casting calls

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'A PLAY ABOUT A DRAGON' By Steph DeFerie (Roles from 6 Years)

In the middle of the Middle Ages, Morton Montesque's troupe of travelling players happily believe they've volunteered to perform their play about a dragon for King Stanley The Stern. Actually, they've volunteered to slay a real dragon! When they discover their mistake, it's too late to back out - but how can they succeed where so many brave heroes have failed?

Current Status- Accepting applications

Commitment - Please only apply if you can attend ALL of the below
Audition Date: 2-6pm 9th Nov (RECALLS: 5-7pm 14th Nov)
Rehearsal Dates: 5-7pm 21st Nov, 5-7pm 28th Nov, 5-7pm 5th Dec, 2.30pm-6pm 11th Jan, 5-7pm 16th Jan, 2.30pm-6pm 18th Jan 5-7pm 30th Jan, 2.30pm-6pm 1st Feb
Tech Rehearsal: 5-8pm 6th Feb
Dress Rehearsal: 5-8pm 7th Feb
Performance Date: 7pm 8th Feb (3pm Call Time)


'ROAD' By Jim Cartwright (Roles from 14 Years)

"Uncomfortable and magical...funny and bitter. It is a northern Under Milk Wood, high on pills and booze." - The London Sunday Times
"The climax comes when two flash lads have picked up two girls...This sequence is simply one of the most unlikely, audacious and, in the event, riveting scenes to be found currently in the theatre." - London Financial Times

Current Status- Accepting applications

Commitment - Please only apply if you can attend ALL of the below
Audition Date: 22nd Oct 5-9pm
Rehearsal Dates: 5-9pm 5th Nov, 11.30-4.30pm 10th Nov, 6-8pm 12th Nov, 6-8pm 19th Nov, 6-8pm 26th Nov, 5-9pm 3rd Dec, 5-9pm 7th Jan, 11am-5pm 19th Jan, 6-8pm 14th Jan
Tech Rehearsal: 5-9pm 21st Jan
Dress Rehearsal:
5-9pm 22nd Jan
Performance Date: 7pm 23rd & 24th Jan


'SPRING SHOWCASE' (Roles from 4 Years)

A showcase of acts across all 3 disciplines. Members can audition with one or multiple acts. This could be a solo songs, monologue, scene from a play, spoken word, duet, group dance routines etc.


Current Status- Accepting applications

Commitment - Please only apply if you can attend ALL of the below
Audition Date: 2nd November (You will be allocated an audition slot between 2-6pm)
Rehearsal Dates: 2pm-6pm on 16th November 2019 & 11am-5pm on 19th January 2020
Tech & Dress Rehearsal: 2-6pm on 25th January 2020
Performance Date: 7pm on 25th January 2020


'SELFIE' By Bradley Hayward (Roles from 14 Years)

It's senior year and problems are mounting for a group of high school students as they prepare for the future. Facing bullies, parents, pressure, sickness, and their own self-judgment, the characters search for ways to stand out. As they document their year, one click at a time, they come to realize life is not about what other people see -- it's about the pictures they have of themselves.

Current Status- Not yet open for applications

'OUR HOUSE' The Madness Musical (Roles from 12 Years)

Based in 1980s Camden Town, the Our House tells the story of London lad Joe Casey, who, on the night of his sixteenth birthday, takes Sarah, the girl of his dreams, out on their first date. In an effort to impress her with bravado, he breaks into a building site overlooking his home on Casey Street, which is owned by Mister Pressman, a high-end property developer. The police turn up, at which point Joe’s life splits into two: the Good Joe, who stays to help, and Bad Joe, who flees.
Featuring a collection of Madness hits including House of Fun, Baggy Trousers, Driving in my Car, It Must Be Love and of course Our House, the show is a huge hit with groups and schools looking for a very British musical.

Current Status- Not yet open for applications

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