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Acting & Improv Courses

English speaking Theater Courses

For everyone who loves theater, acting and improv

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Act Attack is a new English speaking acting and improv school in Amsterdam that focuses on 3 basic principles

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Learn to act & express yourself

Our courses help with personal development and growth, as acting improves your communication skills, raises your mind & body confidence, and unlocks your imagination. In addition, a theater course can help overcome stage fright and fear of expressing yourself in public

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Learn to InterAct with others

During our classes and performances, you will learn how to connect and communicate better with other people, both in your personal and professional life. In our Acting & Improv courses, you will have the chance to boost your teamwork and listening skills, learning how to operate in a group. This will help you become more creative and interactive, but also learn how to build trust.

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Have fun & make new friends

YES, you will make new friends! Our students are from all walks of life, and excited to share their experiences and passion for improv and theater on -and off-stage! As a result, you will laugh & get a boost of energy with our acting games & you can join our social meetups – we often go together for drinks, activities, retreats & comedy shows.

We are not an everyday Theater school

We are a multicultural theater community that offers fun acting & improv courses for everyone who wants to learn how to act, improvise, communicate better and be more creative! Mainly, we see theater as a tool for personal developent, in a fun way.

You need not be a professional actor, all you need is passion for theater or just willingness to challenge yourself to a creative activity. Our focus, in particular, is to give a special experience to everybody who is willing to grow through theater. Therefore, we do not do castings; everybody is welcomed!

Do you have a business? Then, contact us and we can create tailored improv team building classes that fit your style and needs!

Practical information about the courses

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WHAT WE OFFER

Acting – Improv – Physical theater – Voice – Musical – Dance – improvisation – Writing & Storytelling courses in Amsterdam & Utrecht, including exercises, games & techniques blended together in preparation for the graduation performances. Additionally, we offer new online theater courses & courses without a performance at the end. Last but not least, we offer business workshops, theater acting for children & theater retreats.

All our theater classes are taught by experienced teachers/directors.

For our weekly rehearsals, we rent comfortable studios in Amsterdam West, Center & East, and we recently added new theater courses in Utrecht. For our performances, we rent big and inspiring theater spaces, because we make sure our students have the best theatrical experience and be able to share it with an audience of up to 80 friends & theater lovers.

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TIMES & DURATION

All our acting courses start in January, May, July and September. Each course lasts 5 weeks (online) or 8 weeks (offline) and takes place once a week, 19.00-21.00 or 19:00-20:30, depending on which course you choose. 

We believe in longer-term courses, as they give you enough time to grow and learn together with your fellow co-actors.

We also offer trial classes which can help you choose the best course for you. So, if you like the trial class and want to join the whole experience, you can sign up for the full course, depending on the availability. For more details about our schedule click JOIN.

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COSTS & REQUIREMENTS

We have several courses per season and the prices start from 95 EUR (online) and 195 EUR (offline). We keep updating our courses and so the prices may vary, depending on the content, the duration and the amount of hours of each course.
Trial Class: 20 EUR

For more details about the courses, click here.

We offer discounts for multiple bookings, for referring a friend & for active members.

Cancellations/refunds are not possible but amendments are possible depending on availability.

Our courses require commitment from all our members, as we focus on teamwork, bonding and interaction as means for success. To that end, we encourage you to attend at least 6 out of 8 classes of a course. This will offer both you and the teachers enough time to hone your skills and to achieve the best result.

Lastly, there is no casting or preparation required. Just come with comfortable clothes to be able to move freely and a big smile on your face! 

Do you have any further questions?

Drop us a line and we will contact you asap.

CONTACT ACT ATTACK

What people say about Act Attack

  • “Joining Act Attack was an amazing experience! I really enjoyed the classes and met great people along the way!”
    Maria
    Member
  • “Loved to be a part of Act Attack! Learned a lot about theater and acting itself. Teacher (Joana) was great as she guided us through the process of acting as a way of communicating with the audience. Definitely recommend to anyone who wants to learn and develop performing skills.”
    Eka
    Member
  • “The idea of Act attack in combination with a talented young director Joana is exactly what Amsterdam has been missing - long term acting and impro workshops for affordable price where you have enough time to immerse yourself in the magic world of acting and open a new horizon of what you can actually create, feel, act.”
    Irina
    Member
  • “Act Attack is a young theater, that is available for everyone. If you have never had such experience or you have been always dreaming to try a new role, Act Attack is a good and quick start. Joana is a great director, who devotes her energy to help people to open themselves. I find this place valuable for me because of socialization with like-minded people and skills that I learn there. Success!”
    Julia
    Member