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Actor showcase course

Designed to support the transition from training to the stage, our showcase course is for emerging actors who have had previous professional training.


It offers a professional and supportive environment, where you will gain practical performance experience, under the watchful guidance of our experienced tutors. It includes:

  • Weekly training and rehearsal of showcase scenes

  • Finding your casting type

  • Performance showcase at a professional theatre

  • Complimentary tickets to invite your audience

This course is a great next step for those who have completed one full year of our Acting for beginners courses or our Actor training programme.


Recognised by Spotlight. Our Actor Showcase course contributes to Spotlight membership. Eligibility for membership requires successful completion of two years' part-time training at Actors' Institute.

"Actors Institute run such high quality, professional level acting courses, perfect for young adults wanting to get into the industry or professionals wanting to dust up their skills. They also produce exciting new theatre work. I will just keep coming back!!" 
Hannah Clift, Student

The showcase

At the heart of this course is a supportive, real-world performance experience that will help you build confidence, refine your skills, and familiarise yourself with the thrill of performing live.


One of the unique aspects of this course is that each student will receive tickets to invite their own audience to the showcase. You'll have the opportunity to share your journey and progress with those who have supported you, creating a warm and welcoming environment for a professional standard performance.

For those of you with previous performance experience, or those who have completed our Actor Training Programme, this will also be an opportunity challenge yourself and invite industry professionals to showcase your talent.


The 12-week course isn't just about gaining acting experience; it's about guiding you through the transition from learning to performing in a professional theatre.


We're here to support you, help you overcome your nerves, and empower you to step into the spotlight with confidence. 

Upcoming courses:

Tickets for upcoming Showcases

  • The Actor Rebellion Christmas Party!
    The Actor Rebellion Christmas Party!
    Fri, 08 Dec
    The Kings Arms
    08 Dec 2023, 19:30
    The Kings Arms, 20 Wood St, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4AB, UK
    08 Dec 2023, 19:30
    The Kings Arms, 20 Wood St, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4AB, UK
    A Christmas get together with buffet for students and associates of the Actors' Institute and Action Institute. Come one, come all!
  • Winter Student Showcase 2023
    Winter Student Showcase 2023
    Sat, 16 Dec
    Swindon Dance
    16 Dec 2023, 19:00
    Swindon Dance, Unit 6, Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 1QF, UK
    16 Dec 2023, 19:00
    Swindon Dance, Unit 6, Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 1QF, UK
    The Actors Institute invites you our showcase featuring 10 students from our Winter 2023 course. This event is held at Swindon Dance Theatre. As an advisory this showcase is suitable for audiences aged 16+ due to featuring mature themes.
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Rehearsals for this course are delivered at the Wrong Shoes Studio located in Old Town, Swindon.

With free car parking nearby and great public transport links from the Swindon train and bus stations, access is a breeze wherever you’re coming from.

Swindon is conveniently located on the M4 and is easily commutable  from Oxford, Bath, Bristol, Winchester, Reading, Cheltenham and Gloucester.

The performance will take place at a professional theatre in Swindon. 

Sessions are led by Luke Marquez

Luke Marquez is not just a Director, Coach, and Workshop Leader; he's an industry pioneer who is transforming the way actors are trained for contemporary TV, Film and Theatre.


With a Master's in Applied Theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Luke's impact goes beyond academia into the realm of practical application. He co-founded Wrong Shoes Theatre Company, a creative platform where he brings to life daring and intimate new works, setting a new precedent for live theatre.


Over his 15-year career in actor training, Luke's innovative approach has focused on serving the needs of the modern actor. His unique practice is grounded in authenticity and creative impulse, and it demystifies acting, facilitating truthful performance from the earliest stages of training.

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