A dynamic approach to actor training in New Zealand


New Zealand’s aspiring actors are being offered a foot in the door of their chosen profession by some of the nation’s leading performers and teachers.

Sam Neill, patron

The curtain is up on a dynamic, independent, and privately run, acting course. Respected professionals Sara Wiseman, Michael Hurst, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Michele Hine, Cameron Rhodes, John Callen and Charlie McDermott  lead a rigorous, practice-based year-long course aimed at developing and deepening skills specifically for stage and screen.

"One must
learn by doing"


The Actors’ Program concentrates on providing actors with the tools they need to be effective practitioners in the challenging and exciting world of stage and screen. The course is unique in its approach to actor training in New Zealand:











A maximum of 16 students are selected each year with a minimum age of 19 years. Selection is on the basis of talent and potential. Successful applicants must have the maturity and emotional capacity to cope with the demands of intensive training, and the potential to succeed as professional actors.