BYB Acting – Audition Training and Actor Workshops

At Giants, we love theatre that is thrilling, surprising, dangerous, thought-provoking, risky, hilarious, shocking. Our acting workshops aim to help actors make it look so easy that they don’t appear to be acting at all. We will help you to make the text come alive and create characters that are real, vibrant and your own.

If you’re auditioning for drama school, if you’re a professional looking to hone your craft, or if you teach acting, Giants offers workshops for you.

Latest Workshop 


July 28th & 29th 2018

This unique workshop will be led by BAFTA nominated television director, SALLIE APRAHAMIAN (Doctor WhoThe Dumping Ground, Eastenders) with EMMY award-winning Casting Director, ROBERT STERNE (Game of Thrones, The Crown).


On Saturday morning Sallie will work with the group, offering tips and techniques for screen acting and self-taping. On Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, under Sallie’s direction you and your partner will work on your scene which will be filmed. On Sunday afternoon Robert Sterne will watch these recordings with the group and offer expert feedback to each actor.


Experienced actors who have proof of training and/or professional engagement. We only have places for 16 actors (8 duologue scenes) so apply early! You will need to send us your Spotlight link or full CV and training details.


Once you have been accepted on to the workshop, we will send you a scene from a contemporary play selected by Giants Artistic Director, Jennie Buckman, along with details of the scene partner we will assign to you. Your spotlight details will be sent to Robert and Sallie in advance of the workshop.

(You are strongly advised to meet and work with your partner before coming to the workshop.)

The cost of the two day workshop is £200 per person. We are offering a discounted rate of £180 to the first four applicants accepted on to the workshop. 

To apply, please email your spotlight link to

(Applications will be treated on a first come, first served basis).


Giants has a strong history of collaborating with leading theatre practitioners to bring you excellent training. They include TV and film director Sallie Aprahamian, (Lip Service, The Worst Witch, Eastenders), leading actors including Geraldine James (Utopia, Anne of Green Gables), Kate O’Flynn (No Offence, Happy-Go-Lucky, Bridget Jones Baby), David Schwimmer (Friends, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, Band of Brothers), and one of the UK’s top casting directors, Robert Sterne (Game of Thrones, Wolf Hall).

Giants regular programme of workshops includes:

  • Drama School Auditions
  • Acting for Camera
  • Classical text and Shakespeare
  • Contemporary text for casting
  • How to run an exciting drama course for children, or drama students

We also create tailored workshops for groups of acting students with specific needs. Contact us to further discuss your requirements.

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