Actor Development Programme

83% of actors from our course who apply to drama school get a place

Our Actor Development Programme, based at South Hill Park Arts Centre, is a one-year, FREE, full-time, intensive course for actors, aged 17 - 23 years.

  • Tour to up to 15,000 audience members every year.
  • Study towards a Level 4 Creative Practitioner Diploma.
  • Perform with an award-winning theatre company.
  • Graduates have gone on to study at LAMDA, GSA, LIPA, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, RADA, RWCMD, Rose Bruford and East 15.

Since 2006, Peer Productions have offered this unique training experience, which combines practical learning opportunities with an accredited qualification, to over 100 young people.

Many alumni have established illustrious careers, with graduates staring in West End shows (The Book of MormonThe Wind In The Willows, Peter Pan goes Wrong), national tours (The Railway Children) and created award winning Edinburgh Fringe productions (Bleach and Ingo's War).

This free course will enable you as an actor to have the opportunity to tour challenging topical plays for young people, to deliver workshops with members of the community and to develop your own creative practice. We actively encourage BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled actors, and value the positive impact that diversity has on our team.

Join us, and make plays change lives.

Applications for 2021 will open in January 2021.  Please head to our Apply Now page to fill in our online application form. Please note auditions are now being held virtually see Auditioning during Covid-19 for more information.

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