Herefordshire's brand new part-time drama school

Acting, Public Speaking and Performance skills

Powerhouse Academy provides access to high-quality professional training in Herefordshire.

Running courses in acting and performance skills, we also offer coaching in professional communication, confidence and public speaking.

Classes are balanced for the complete beginner and those wishing to build upon previous experience.

Acting Stage 1

Free Training for 18-35 year olds in Herefordshire

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This 8 week course introduces the basics of being an actor. 

Fun, friendly and professional, these classes are suitable for the beginner, as well as those with some experience of performing.

This course is sponsored by The Beefy Boys and Alex Evans Fund.

To apply for one of the 12 free places, follow the link below.

A simple three-step Acting Course 

Next intake from spring 2019

Acting Stage 1

Looking to reconnect with your creativity? Want to try something new or build confidence? Fun, friendly & professional, these classes are suitable for beginners, as well as those with experience of performing.

Stage 1 Details & Booking

Acting Stage 2

An opportunity to experiment with the techniques introduced in Stage 1 using a selection of scenes and scripts.


Stage 2 Details & Booking


Acting Stage 3

A weekly dive into further approaches you can take when performing for the stage. Including improvisation, movement and voice.


Stage 3 Details & Booking




Explore over eight weeks what it is to say “Yes” to any moment that arises, often with hilarious and surprising results.





Whether you wish to achieve greater range in your voice as a performer, be heard in meetings and presentations, or develop confidence in public speaking, this course offers a greater understanding of how to use your voice and what you are capable of achieving with it.

One of the best experiences
for me this year!

Always interesting and funny, I enjoyed every second.
— Andrey, Voice Student
These classes have helped me to improve and to gain more confidence on stage.

The atmosphere is relaxed and fun but we learn a lot.
— Laura, Acting Student

More classes coming later in 2019