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 

Giants Audition Clinic – November 2018, Central London

On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November Giants’ Associate Artist Helen Strange will be leading this year’s Audition workshops, aimed at people auditioning for drama school and actors looking to brush up on their audition technique. Former head of Classical Text at RADA, Helen has a wealth of experience of working with actors over several decades as a Director, Voice Coach and Acting Tutor.

Day One: 
Focussing on your Shakespeare monologue – Together, we will explore the language, rhythm and meaning of your Shakespeare monologue before performing each one in front of the group.
In the later part of the afternoon, we will discuss your choices for the contemporary monologue in preparation for…

Day Two: 
The focus of this second workshop will be on finding the truth and sparkle in your contemporary monologue.
After working together on developing character and spontaneity, you will perform your monologue in front of the group and be given specific feedback on your performance.

Throughout the course of the two days, Helen will give detailed direction to help ensure you give your best possible performance when you step in to the audition room. Giants works collaboratively, so there will also be opportunities to learn from the coaching of others in the group.

Our artistic director, Jennie Buckman is happy to offer guidance on choosing your monologues in advance of the workshop. You can email Jennie on

The cost of the two day workshop is £150, with a limited number of early bird places available at the reduced rate of £135. (Payment is required to secure your place.)

To ensure you don’t miss out on this brilliant opportunity, email us at

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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