The Actors' Temple

Training Institution

  • Name
    The Actors' Temple
  • Established
    2003
  • Clients
    300
  • About
    The Actors Temple is London’s original ‘alternative to drama school’ and is established as one of the leading actor training studios in the UK.

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Testimonials

Lawrence O`Connor
Lawrence O`Connor
Voice Over: English
Course: 16 Week Intensive, 2011
There is no better training for an actor who takes their responsibility to develop their craft seriously.
Candice Blackburn
Course: In core training, 2022
It is such an amazing place to learn the craft. The tutors really help you get out of your head and into the moment so you can portray real emotions, that in turn provoke a reaction in the audience you could never expect. It has made me look at my self with such detail and scrutiny, that I only can become a better actors week in and out.
Karen Bengo
Karen Bengo
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2022
My time at the Temple has been a journey of learning my instrument through voice , movement and script work. I have continued to understand how far i can stretch it and also learning that there is so much more i am capable of as performer stage and film . The teachers handle the work with great care and most importantly you fell comfortable to play ,explore and encouraged to stay curious as you grow in the course . I have made some great friends that have become pat of my support system in the industry . Am currently back doing Advanced .
Matilda Knight
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2020
The Actor's Temple has provided me with the tools and space to explore my emotional depth and come into myself as a human being and an actor.
Iuliana Stefan
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2020
I am so grateful to study at The Actors Temple! The Advanced Training is incredible, I am definitely growing as an actor and human being. I am thankful to have great teachers and inspiring people around me in this exciting journey!
Lynne Davis
Lynne Davis
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2020
The Actor's Temple is a brilliant place to train to open yourself creatively, authentically and meaningfully. The community is warm and support and the teachers are exceptional in their skill, knowledge of the craft and awareness of the industry.
Jarvey Joel
Jarvey Joel
Actor
Course: Core Training, 2020
A wonderful way to learn everything about the Meisner Technique developed by Sanford Meisner. By doing so, step by step, you really have the ability of knowing the technique inside out and learning a lot about yourself as a human being as well. This allows you to implement this into your craft and into your work as an actor.
Jade Nanton
Jade Nanton
Actor
Course: Meisner. On going., 2020
It was a great use of my time and funds. I have definitely grown as an actor during my time at the Temple. I feel that it picked up where my GSA course ended and took me deeper into being relaxed, authentic and fully present whilst performing.
Natalie Cameron Ward
Course: Meisner Foundation, 2019
This course has definitely helped in giving a truer performance in the films I have worked on. The Actors’ Temple is an excellent institution to train in the Meisner method.
Natalie Durkin
Course: Meisner Core Training, 2019
This course has changed the way I work as an actor. The depth and connection to the craft I have gained is indescribable. Simply put the work here has made me a more open, fluid, truthful, inspired, connected, responsive actor.
Claire Johnson
Course: Core Training, 2019
This training reallly helps you to connect to yourself, your emotions and your fellow scene partner. It enables you to really live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.
Rachel Lennard
Course: Post Graduate Acting, 2019
The teaching quality at The Actor's Temple is excellent. It was an amazing journey to explore the Meisner technique - I learned so much! Plus it was supplemented with voice & movement classes, cold reads and casting practice. Very highly recommended.
Saurin Shah
Saurin Shah
Actor
Course: Foundation Course in Meisner Technique, 2019
I opened the horizon in terms of dealing with emotions and overcoming the habit of being self conscious while on set or stage. Repetition technique really did wonders in terms of gaining confidence, bringing raw and real emotions in the scene as needed
Amy Whitworth
Course: Core Training - Meisner Technique, 2019
I highly recommend the Actors Temple for those wishing to have an in-depth training in Meisner. You are taught by wonderful knowledgable teachers who care deeply about their students and their craft and the support you receive from the AT community is truly wonderful (actors supporting other actors). If you want to train to become an actor who produces authentically deep work the Actors Temple is an excellent choice.
Gemma Crabtree
Course: Meisner, Foundation Course, 2018
Excellent course! The Actors Temple were fantastic from start to finish and Simon Furness delivered a first class course. Thank you.
Tom Wardlaw
Tom Wardlaw
Actor
Course: Post Graduate Acting, 2018
I had a great time on this course & had Simon Furness as a teacher. I think the one thing that I took from this course was the ability to tell truth in any scene I was presented with. Simon does not let you get away with anything less than the truth, so therefor any performance I did was incredibly forfilling to play an an actor.
Olja Mladjenovic
Course: Core Training, 2018
Incredible training for actors just beginning on their journey or professionals who need a a challenge. The course teaches you to become an adaptable and passionate actor who has the ability to work off whatever they are given. A real life changing experience.
Marta Fochs
Marta Fochs
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2018
The Actors Temple changed my life, both as an actor and as a human being. Made me fall in love definetely with this profession. Training at the AT I´ve learn how to work from and with the truth, listen and see, in a very healthy way; any of the teachers are amazing. Meisner Tecnique and the AT saved my life.
Adrian Margiotta
Course: Foundation in Meisner, 2017
Yes, incredibly impressed. I have completed several acting courses in the last several months but this one was by far the best. I was the so taken with the technique and the manner in which is was taught that I have booked a place on the ten month "Core" training course which begins in October.
Reuben Niyero Akpojaro
Course: The Core Training, 2016
This course was focused on the training of Sanford Meisner, it helped me to be more free and open on stage. Being fully available to receive from your partner and react accordingly. Excellent training, very liberating.
Natasha Murphy
Course: Meisner Technique Training, 2016
A life changing experience! Lovely sense of community with amazing teachers....
Gillian Broderick
Course: Core Module, 2016
Practical training, this is a DOING course Acting is DOING and this is what you get. Starts with repetition to a partner and progresses. Great teachers who are trained Actors and have created the modules.
Anna Stark
Anna Stark
Actor
Course: Meisner Technique, 2016
The Meisner technique was a complete different approach from the techniques I've been trained on (Method). I found it challenging and exciting and the professors are professional yet friendly. I'll continue training with them over the year.
Godiva Marshall
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2016
Excellent training provided for actors wanting to develop their skills further and for those just starting out. The intensity of the course helps the student to develop their skills to equip them for roles that they may have not previously been considered for.The training at the Actors Temple, enables the actor to develop fully all skills needed work effectively in all areas of the acting industry.
Sam Landon
Sam Landon
Actor
Course: Continual Classes at the Temple studio, 2014
An amazing place to push the boundaries of what being an actor means to me. I've learnt in a free and safe environment where you're given the tools you need to become better at your craft. Never come away from a class without having learnt something about myself.
Claudie Nedelec
Course: Introduction to the Meisner Technique, 2014
An intensive course which although covering only the basics of this technique gave me the key to unlocking my true self, and thus become a better actor. A life-changing experience!
Lucia France
Lucia France
Actor
Course: Meisner Technique 4 Week Intensive, 2014
Learned so much on this. Truly enlightening. Amazing teacher and would thoroughly recommend to any other actor.
Kate Braithwaite
Course: The Full Training, 2013
This course was incredible. Despite having coaching in the past this course tested me in ways I never even realised I had placed blockages.
Chandni Supawala
Course: Repetition Workshop (Meisner), 2013
Intense. Impressive. Knowledgeable
David Lucas
David Lucas
Actor
Course: Meisner Technique, 2013
The training I have had at the Actors Temple is like nothing I have had before and has transformed the way in which I prepare for a role. It has been the most amazing and challenging time in my life. My course instructor, Gary Condes, was totally committed every minute of every lesson to working with every student to help us expand and develop our instrument in a way i have never experienced before.
Sean Lerwill
Sean Lerwill
Actor
Course: Post Graduate Acting, 2012
Absolutely superb. I cannot recommend this course enough.
Oliver Hewett
Course: 16 Week Actor Training, 2012
Life changing course. I am forever indebted.
Robert Reid
Robert Reid
Actor
Course: 16 week intensive Meisner Technique course, 2012
The 16 week intensive Meisner Technique course at The Actors' Temple is a fully practical, hands on approach to acting teaching. It is also one of the only institutions in the country that teaches the Meisner Technique and I would say probably the best.
Clara Sheppard
Course: Post Graduate Acting, 2012
A great intensive workshop, the sanford meinser method is a strong fundamental element to strengthen up an actors ability to be believable whilst acting out a character
Zander Hodgson
Course: 4 month Insensive training, 2012
I would highly reccomend The Actors Temple for any serious actors who want to work on there craft and become the best actors they can be.One of the most challeneging experiences of my life and most powerful.It has changed the way i look at acting and inspired me.I am very greatful for my experience there.
Craig J Simons
Course: Meisner Technique and Acting Skills, 2012
Continuous actors training for any actor who has the passion and dedication to keep on growing.
Stephen Christos
Course: 16 week Meisner training course, 2012
Blew away all my previous training & made me a complete & confident actor. Amazing!
Banu Cevikoz
Banu Cevikoz
Actor
Course: 1 week Acting Course, 2012
The course was based on Meisner's work, and it was probably one of the best courses I have been on. Not only was it enormous fun, but it was also instructive. You can practically feel yourself understanding truthful and honest acting better day by day.
Elea Easton
Elea Easton
Actor
Course: 1 week Meisner Technique, 2012
Amazing week, was just what I was looking for in my acting. I now want to do the full course!!
Lawrence O'Connor
Course: 16 Week Full Time Intensive, 2011
My training with Simon Furness at The Actors' Temple completely changed my understanding of what acting is and affirmed the craft as worthy of a lifetime's pursuit, for which I am eternally grateful.
Adam Bone
Adam Bone
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2011
Astonishingly good training! Highly recommend!!
Lawrence O`Connor
Lawrence O`Connor
Voice Over: English
Course: 16 Week Intensive, 2011
There is no better training for an actor who takes their responsibility to develop their craft seriously.
Zoe Banfield
Zoe Banfield
Actor
Course: Meisner Technique, 2011
This is a brilliant course, which provides you with the tools you really need for acting to the best of your ability.
Justin G. Gibson
Course: 16 week Meisner Intensive, 2011
An amazing course with excellent tutors. The Meisner technique was my first introduction to acting - it's deep, challenging and wonderfully rewarding. The first thing I realized was how much I get in the way of myself so a lot of the work is about learning to get out of the way, learning to let go, learning to listen. It's fun but intense!
Al Mariotti
Al Mariotti
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2010
Without doub't the best acting school today.
Laura Nest
Laura Nest
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2010
The acting training at the Actor's Temple allowed me to put together all the elements that I discovered in my previous acting training and to make a sense out of it. It was an enriching, empowering and fulfilling experience.
Benjie Dudgeon
Course: Acting, 2010
Fabulous place to learn the craft.
Shiraz Khan
Shiraz Khan
Actor
Course: Intensive Meisener Course, 2010
The course was a real eye opener into looking at on's emotional state of mind in the present and not in the past. Highly recommended
Nick Skaugen
Nick Skaugen
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2010
The Meisner acting training at the Actor's Temple has been a great experience and has given me confidence in my own acting ability. It's main focus is to encourage us all to be authentic on stage and really engage fully with other actors which is not only better to watch but also much more fun than ever pretending to feel a certain way! It gave me a solid base and technique that I can rely on for any character and makes me really look forward to taking on a new part rather than worrying if I'll be any good! Also the Actor's Temple actively encourages people who have trained or are training there to come back to do scenes, monologues, improvisations or create our own work- its a community as much as a place to train. Its different- that's why I like it!
Ghulam Dastgir
Course: Module 1, 2009
I will be forever grateful to the Actors Temple on helping me to discover truthful acting.
Nayomie James
Course: Introduction to Meisner, 2009
A good introductory course to Meisner, in depth and emotional, which left me wanting more training with them, unfortunately cost was a problem for me.
Marta Gandini
Course: Intensive Meisner Training, 2009
The Actors Temple makes every single actor unique by working with their talents. Acting becomes fun, joy and professional at the same time and anyone who has passion for it can do it! The Actors Temple is the best experience I've ever had..and still is
Ashlie Walker
Course: Intensive Meisner Training, 2009
I thought the course was thoroughly worthwhile and would highly recommend it to any aspiring actor.
Law Ballard
Law Ballard
Actor
Course: Meisner Training, 2009
The training I have completed at The Actors Temple, has been fundamental to my development as an actor. The work is challenging and fulfilling in ways I could never have imagined and my confidence and ability in myself as an actor has grown. I now have the tools to take to any job I go to and I have met other actors with whom I can share my experiences and work with.
Bonnie Adair
Bonnie Adair
Actor
Course: Meisner, 2009
The most useful, practical and supportive training I have encountered. The teachers are inspirational, the courses challenging and there is a clear structure for development and training as well as drop in classes to work on specific skills and to create new work.
Aaron Rice
Aaron Rice
Actor
Course: Meisner Training, 2009
Excellent. As they will tell you, it isn't necessarily for everyone but it will provide you with a decent toolkit - or, even for more experienced actors, a different way of looking at things that will hopefully improve your craft. Impressive, knowledgeable and friendly tutors, great atmosphere. I recommend it, even if you're just brushing up on skills.
Krysia Mansfield
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2008
During the two year course I was trained in the Sanford Meisner way of acting by Tom Radcliffe. This course was thorough in providing a very tangible way of working. Skills I will use and be able to rely on.
Ranjit Krishnamma
Course: Introduction and drop in classes, 2007
Best Meisner training so far experienced
Dominic Kelly
Course: Meisner 1 Year Intensive, 2007
Training with The Actors Temple rejuvenated my belief in myself as an actor and opened up so many options in my acting. Their approach is simple yet demanding, and is truly and passionately motivated in creating individual artists; not your usual Drama School Line-Up of typecasts. I couldn't recommend it enough.

Trained mandy members

Paul Arone
Paul Arone
Actor
Course: Meisner
Karen Bengo
Karen Bengo
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2022
Candice Blackburn
Course: In core training
Darren Darren
Course: Foundation Intensive Acting Course
Chris Eccles
Chris Eccles
Actor
Course: Core Traning , 2022
Anna Fedotov
Anna Fedotov
Actor
Course: Foundation Course - Meisner
Johanna Adde Dahl
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2021
Dawan Ahmed
Dawan Ahmed
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting
Valerie Baart
Course: Core Training
Marieke Bigg
Marieke Bigg
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting
Olsen Elezi
Olsen Elezi
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2021
Ellen Gylen
Ellen Gylen
Actor
Course: 3 yr. Acting
Martina Lodi
Martina Lodi
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting
Kirsten Varley
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2021
Michael Addo
Michael Addo
Voice Over: English
Course: Meisner Core Training
Michael Addo
Michael Addo
Actor
Course: Core Training , 2020
Sara Bettencourt
Course:
Lynne Davis
Lynne Davis
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting
Emily Deane
Emily Deane
Actor
Course: Core Training , 2020
Laura Duca Duca
Course: Foundation Training , 2020