Scholarships and funding
The Actors’ Institute is proud to be able to offer scholarships to students who would not be able access our Acting and Theatre Making Foundation Course, without financial support.
Thanks to funding from the John Lewis Community Fund, in 2021 we are able award up to six low-income scholarships to those aged 18-25, who live in the following areas.
Swindon, Faringdon, Marlborough, Pewsey, Devizes, Calne, Melksham, Malmesbury, Corsham and Chippenham.
We assign scholarships to those who need assistance most by means testing based on household income. Our scholarships can be applied for after receiving an offer of a place on our foundation, but please feel free to seek our advice about funding before applying by emailing .
“When I was growing up in Swindon, I came through the traditional drama route, which is great, but the training at the Shoebox Theatre gives young actors alternative ways of developing skills, which is really, really exciting!”
Patron of the Shoebox Theatre
Acting and Theatre Making Foundation: Apply now for 2021
For our course starting in September 2021, we are holding our auditions digitally rather than face-to-face.
To apply for an audition, please complete and submit our application form and we will then send you an email confirming the next steps.
The deadline to register for our next round of auditions is 5pm, 31st of May 2021.
We are a 'zero audition fee school' so there are no fees to audition for this course.