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English speaking Theater, Acting & Improv courses for beginners

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Our Amsterdam-based theater, acting & improv courses are back! Due to the covid-19, we have adjusted the conditions of the courses in accordance with the national recommendations on hygiene and social distancing. Therefore, our in-class theater courses have a maximum capacity of 10 people and your acting experience will be safe. However, don’t worry, we will keep it fun as always. Make sure to book your spot on time!! Choose your favorite theater course in Amsterdam or The Hague:


Theater Courses for Beginners

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ABC's of Acting: Yes And Act! with Veronica // Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (January)

“Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.” – Meryl Streep

IMPROVE YOUR ACTING SKILLS WHILE HAVING FUN!
In this acting course for beginners, our teacher Veronica will teach you all you need to start your theatrical journey. Acting techniques, how to use your body and voice, build a character, how to learn and own your lines instead of just memorize it. Script and subtext study, scenic presence, how to work with a scene partner and in a large group.

Through a combo of improvisation games and theater exercises, you train your capacity to quickly adapt to the scene and have a lot of fun! In this course you will have freedom to experiment in an environment where everything is possible! It’s up to your imagination and creativity.
The self confidence and communication skills you will gain in this class will not only help improve your work as an actor but also in your daily life! You can learn more about Veronica here.

SCHEDULE & COSTS

*ABC’s of Acting: Yes And Act! with Veronica Group 1* –> WHEN: *Tuesdays 19:00-21:00 // Starting: 25 January – Finishing 1 March* (6 classes – 12 hours) // WHERE: Cliffordstudio (Amsterdam West) // PRICE: *225 EUR* per person (Trial Class: 25 EUR) // *20 EUR loyalty discount* to the full price for students who joined a full Act Attack course before (limited availability) // Number of participants: minimum 8, maximum 12

*ABC’s of Acting: Yes And Act! with Veronica Group 2* –> WHEN: *Wednesdays 19:00-21:00 // Starting: 19 January – Finishing 23 February* (6 classes – 12 hours) // WHERE: Studio Porcelijn (Amsterdam Zuid/De Pijp area) // PRICE: *225 EUR* per person (Trial Class: 25 EUR) // Number of participants: minimum 8, maximum 12 

*Acting & Improv Mix: Yes And Fun! with Veronica Group 3* –> WHEN: *Thursdays 19:00-21:00 // Starting: 20 January – Finishing 24 February* (5 classes – 10 hours, No class on 10 February) // WHERE: Black Cat Theater (Amsterdam West) // PRICE: *195 EUR* per person (Trial Class: 25 EUR) // Number of participants: minimum 8, maximum 12

Who can join: Beginners acting & improv courses are perfectly suitable for people with zero acting & improv experience. Everyone who has passion or curiosity for theater is more than welcome! Also, they are recommended for anyone who had acting or improv courses long time ago and want to refresh their skills & creativity. After the course, there’s possibility of continuation to the next level which includes a graduation show!

JOIN!

Actors rehearsing on stage. A man and a woman holding papers, reading lines. The woman looks a little agitated

Acting & Improv Mix: Yes And Act! with Alex // Wednesdays (January @The Hague)

”You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams

LEARN THE BASICS OF ACTING & IMPROV!

Intro to acting and improv with Alex, is all about finding a state of play with a supportive group of peers. Through a series of interactive and fun improv games and short scenes we will explore the fundamentals of characterization, vocal techniques, and staging. Students will be introduced to a variety of simple tools and techniques to enhance their performance. Together we will create a safe and supportive environment for students to explore their creative selves.  Weather you’re looking to emprove your general communication skills, looking to start auditioning for local productions, or trying to keep that acting muscle strong between gigs, this introduction to acting and improvisation the perfect first step to a more open and creative you! To learn more about the teacher click here.

SCHEDULE & COSTS

*Acting & Improv Mix – Yes And Act! with Alex* (Beginners) —> WHEN: *Wednesdays 19:00-21:00* // *Starting: 26 January – Finishing: 2 March* (6 classes – 12 hours) // WHERE: Theater in De Steeg (The Hague center) // PRICE: *225 EUR* per person (Trial class: 25 EUR) // Number of participants: minimum 8, maximum 12

Who can join: Beginners acting & improv courses are perfectly suitable for people with zero acting & improv experience. Everyone who has passion or curiosity for theater is more than welcome! Also, they are recommended for anyone who had acting or improv courses long time ago and want to refresh their skills & creativity. After the course, there’s possibility of continuation to the next level which includes a graduation show!

JOIN!

Actors rehearsing on stage. A man and a woman holding papers, reading lines. The woman looks a little agitated

ABC's of Improv: Yes And Fun! with Isaac // Mondays (February)

”You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams

START YOUR WEEK with a boost of ENERGY!

In the improv course for beginners, our teacher Isaac Simon will teach you the basic techniques of improv, including the core components of listening, agreement and ”Yes, And”. Also, you will get the chance to discover characters, stories and relationships – all on the spot! During this course, you will develop your listening and communication skills in a relaxed and informal setting – so make sure you have some fun! Give yourself positive vibes and a boost of energy after work! If you want to learn more about Isaac click here.

SCHEDULE & COSTS

*ABC’s of Improv: Yes And Fun! with Isaac* (Beginners, new course)—> WHEN: *Mondays 18:45-20:15 // Starting: 7 February – Finishing: 21 March* (7 classes – 10.5 hours) // WHERE: Black Cat Theater (Amsterdam West) // PRICE: *225 EUR* per person (Trial class: 25 EUR) // Number of participants: minimum 8, maximum 12

Who can join: Beginners improv courses are perfectly suitable for people with zero improv experience. Everyone who has passion or curiosity for theater is more than welcome! Also, they are recommended for anyone who had improv courses long time ago and want to refresh their skills & creativity. After the course, there’s possibility of continuation to the next level which includes a graduation show!

JOIN!

Actors rehearsing on stage. A man and a woman holding papers, reading lines. The woman looks a little agitated

Acting & Improv Mix: Yes And Fun! with Michelle // Mondays & Tuesdays (February)

“Theatre is a sacred space for actors. You are responsible; you are in the driving-seat.” – Greta Scacchi

LEARN THE BASICS OF ACTING IN A FUN WAY!

In this acting course for beginners with Michelle, you’ll learn a range of fun improvisation games and the performance of text-based acting scenes. You will get a chance to develop your performance skills with either monologues or by working on short scenes – both comedic and dramatic. You will be guided to understand and engage in the subtext, identify the different emotional layers of the script and transfer text to stage in a way that captivates your audience. You will also be guided to explore the manner in which energy exchange takes place on stage to enhance a performance as well as creating a believable character both vocally and physically.

This course offers you a great opportunity to develop your expression and public-speaking skills in a fun way, work as an ensemble to boost your teamwork skills, and expand your acting potential! If you want to learn more about the teacher click here.

SCHEDULE & COSTS

*Acting & Improv Mix: Yes And Fun! with Michelle Group 1* (Beginners)—> WHEN: *Mondays 19:00-21:00 // Starting: 7 February – Finishing: 14 March* (6 classes – 12 hours) // WHERE: Q Factory (Amsterdam Oost) // PRICE: *225 EUR* per person (Trial class: 25 EUR) // Number of participants: minimum 8, maximum 12

*Acting & Improv Mix: Yes And Fun! with Michelle Group 2* (Beginners)—> WHEN: *Tuesdays 19:00-21:00 // Starting: 8 February – Finishing: 15 March* (6 classes – 12 hours) // WHERE: Q Factory (Amsterdam Oost) // PRICE: *225 EUR* per person (Trial class: 25 EUR) // Number of participants: minimum 8, maximum 12

Who can join: Beginners acting & improv courses are perfectly suitable for people with zero acting & improv experience. Everyone who has passion or curiosity for theater is more than welcome! Also, they are recommended for anyone who had acting or improv courses long time ago and want to refresh their skills & creativity. After the course, there’s possibility of continuation to the next level which leads to a graduation show!

JOIN!

Actors rehearsing on stage. A man and a woman holding papers, reading lines. The woman looks a little agitated

Acting & Improv Mix: Yes And Fun! with Caroline // Wednesdays (February)

SCHEDULE & COSTS

*Acting & Improv Mix: Yes And Fun!* (Beginners) —> WHEN: *Wednesdays 19:00-21:00* // *Starting: 23 February – Finishing: 30 March* (6 classes – 12 hours) // WHERE: Cliffordstudio (Amsterdam West) // PRICE: *225 EUR* per person (Trial class: 25 EUR) // Number of participants: minimum 8, maximum 12

Who can join: Beginners acting & improv courses are perfectly suitable for people with zero acting & improv experience. Everyone who has passion or curiosity for theater is more than welcome! Also, they are recommended for anyone who had acting or improv courses long time ago and want to refresh their skills & creativity. After the course, there’s possibility of continuation to the next level which includes a graduation show!

JOIN!

Actors rehearsing on stage. A man and a woman holding papers, reading lines. The woman looks a little agitated

Theater for Children with Caroline (Waiting List)

“Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasize about a world we aspire to.” – Willem Dafoe

INTRO TO THEATER FOR CHILDREN + Performance – ages 9-15

This introductory course by our teacher Caroline Wagner is designed to teach children the basics of theater in a fun, engaging, and positive environment. Each week we will explore different styles of acting including Musical Theatre, Improvisation, Comedy, Drama, and more! We will use our bodies, voices, and imaginations to play team-building icebreaker games, create characters, and perform in scenes. Students will learn how to properly warm-up, gain some confidence, learn how to work together as a team, and will most definitely have fun, also getting on stage for a graduation performance! Each class accommodates students from a variety of experience and skill levels. See you in class!
If you want to learn more about the teacher click here.

SCHEDULE & COSTS

*Theater for Children with Caroline* (ages 9-15, for beginners + graduation performance) –> 6 classes – 12 hours // PRICE: *215 EUR* per person (Trial class: 25 EUR) // *20 EUR discount* to the full price for students who joined an Act Attack course before // Number of participants: minimum 6, maximum 10

Who can join: This course is perfectly suitable for kids with zero or little acting, improv and singing experience. Everyone who has passion or curiosity for theater and singing is more than welcome! After the course, there’s possibility of continuation to the next level which includes a graduation show!

JOIN!

In-class courses from 195 EUR

Perfect for Beginners & all English speaking levels

Discounts for multiple course bookings & bring-a-friend

Spots are limited and reserved fast

What are the benefits of an Act Attack course?

Our courses can help you boost your:

Confidence

  Expression and creativity

 Public speaking

  Body awareness

  Connection & interaction with others

Communication skills

English speaking skills

  Happiness levels!

What else is included?

  • -> Focused and fun curricula from our experienced teachers
  • -> Personal feedback from the Teachers
  • -> Classes of 12 people max
  • -> Graduation certificates to enhance your CV

What are the discounts Act Attack offers?

Our goal is to always have affordable prices, so that everyone can benefit from theater. However, we also offer several discounts depending on the season:
– ”Loyalty discount”: is the discount given to students who booked and fully joined a complete course (= 1 full beginners and 1 full intermediates of the same type of course). The amount of the discount can be between 10 and 25 euros per person depending on the season and the course.
– ”Bring a friend” discount: is the discount given to students who booked a course and recommend us a friend who also booked a course with us. The amount of the discount can be between 10 and 15 euros total depending on the season and the course.
– ”Multiple course booking” discount: applies when a student books more than 1 course per season in advance. So for example in September, a student books 1 full beginners Acting and 1 full beginners Improv course, that happens on the same week. The discount for this, is 10-20 EUR depending on the season and the course.
– ”Golden members” 3+1: if you fully joined and booked 3 or more full Act Attack courses, we will give you 1 beginners course for free! You can use it for you or as a gift 🙂 The free course offer depends on availability.

What is a graduation certificate?

It is a graduation proof given by Act Attack to the students who joined a complete course (beginners & intermediates). It is given on demand and as a PDF document. 

What happens if I miss 1 class?

Students must attend at least 80% of each course (= 5 out of 6 classes). Regular attendance will ensure a positive group dymamic as well as providing the student with increased opportunities to partake in pair- and group activities. It is beneficial for a student to commit to attending the majority of the lessons in a course to ensure his/her personal growth. Each succeeding lesson will build on the skills and activities of the previous lesson. If you want to learn more about our course terms & conditions click here.

Wait a Minute..Should I Choose Acting or Improv?

We believe it’s important to know what are the main differences between Acting and Improv Theater, in order to join one of our theater courses:
1. Acting (scripts used) teaches you how to express yourself honestly and confidently in many different situations and roles. Improv (no scripts used) teaches you how to be yourself and tap into spontaneity.

2. Improv helps you to connect with others, while Acting helps you connect with your emotions and thoughts in the way you express yourself physically.

Both Acting and Improv can boost your confidence, improve your listening and communication skills and level up your ability to actively and openly communicate with the world around you!

Get A Taste Of Our Classes!

TRIAL Acting Class

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    • 1 Trial Class of your choice
    •   Can be used only for the starting date of the course you choose
    • After the trial, you can pay the full course minus this amount (depending on availability)

What is a Trial class

Yes, we also offer a trial class for our online an in-class theater courses – for those who are not sure if they want to commit!

You can come to the fist class of your chosen course and if you like it, you can pay the whole amount afterwards, minus the amount of the trial class.

Don’t worry, we will counterbalance the payments!

Please note that booking a trial class reserves you a spot just for one class, but does not guarantee you a spot for the whole course, as this depends on the availability – our theater courses are almost always sold out.

Feel free to contact us for any further questions!

I’M CONVINCED! HOW CAN I JOIN?

To secure your spot for one of our online or in-person theater courses in Amsterdam, you just click “JOIN” and fill the form. You will receive all the details about the payment and the course via WhatsApp within a few days.

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

Feel free to contact us for any further questions!

Please fill the form below and select the theater course of your choice. If you are not sure which course to choose, feel free to browse our list of courses (in-class and online) in our Courses pages. As soon as we receive your form, we will get back to you within a few days via WhatsApp with all the details about the course and the payment. We accept payments via iDeal, Paypal or Bank transfer.

Thank you!