Adult Acting classes, Summer 2018

In a new departure for Progress Theatre, we will be offering day-time adult acting classes this summer, in conjuction with Rachel Mary, co-leader of Progress Youth Theatre.

Rachel Mary

What’s on offer?

CURTAIN CALL - Mondays 10.30 am - 12 pm 
For Older/Retired/Semi-Retired Adults, All Abilities
A welcoming space for older adults to connect and enjoy exploring a range of Acting Techniques through Improvisation, Script Work and Play-Readings.
Spring course themed on War Poetry, to mark the centenary of World War 1.
Next intake: 4 June - 2 July

BEGINNERS’ CALL - Wednesdays 10.30 am - 12 pm
For Over 18s, Beginner - Intermediate Level
A supportive space for adults to connect and build performance confidence, developing Acting Skills through Voice, Movement, Text and Improvisation.
Spring Course focus: Audition Technique and approaches to Short Scenes and Monologues.
Next intake: 6 June - 4 July 

SHOW CALL - Fridays 2:30 - 4 pm
For Over 18s, Confident - Experienced
A playful space for confident performers to connect and hone acting skills  through a series of Master Classes.
Spring Course sessions on Voice, Shakespeare and Classical Text, Contemporary Text, Movement and Clowning.
Next intake: 8 June - 6 July

Prices and booking

  • £12 per class or 5 for £50 
  • Progress Theatre Members: £10 per class or 5 for £45
  • You can book online at 
    -there is an online booking fee of £1.55

See our Join Progress Theatre page for information about how to become a member.

Alternatively, to book a course or individual dates, please contact: to ensure your place and payment can be made on the day by cash or bank transfer.

Classes develop performance skills skills through a range of techniques tailored to the ability and interest of each group. In this 5-week short course, each class is built around a theme, culminating in a private sharing of participants’ work in the final week, plus an invitation that evening to see Progress Youth Theatre’s Poetry of War at the concessionary rate.

Rachel Mary is an Actor and Theatre Director, trained in both Classical and Contemporary Theatre and specialising in Shakespeare, Physical Theatre and Clowning. Based in Reading and Co-Director of our Youth Theatre here at Progress, Rachel is passionate about growing theatre locally and hopes the launch of the Adult Acting Studio will connect people across all backgrounds in Reading.