The Poor School

Training Institution

  • Name
    The Poor School
  • About
    The school was created in 1986 in response to the need for a first class acting training which was financially within the reach of all or almost all.

Contact Details

Testimonials

Roberto Siddu
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2010
The course is tough but absolutely worth it, I strongly recommend it to anyone looking for something that will prepare you for the real acting world out there.
Simon Dobson
Simon Dobson
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2011
Boot camp for actors. Incisive, hardline, character building.
Josh Casswell
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2011
The two years I spent at the Poor School were by far the most intense, demanding and strenuous days of my life so far. A tough, merciless course at times. Survive two years there and I imagine you could survive pretty much anything this Insustry could throw at you. An amazing strengthening experience.
Roberto Siddu
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2010
The course is tough but absolutely worth it, I strongly recommend it to anyone looking for something that will prepare you for the real acting world out there.
Richard Holliday
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2010
The Poor School delivers an intense and detailed training provided by a committed team of highly skilled teachers.
Alice Anthony
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2010
The Poor School is a fantastic school, not for the faint hearted. The only school which allows you to self fund as you train. I came out of the school with no debts, which is rare, so I left the Poor school not as Poor as most drama school leavers. Infact, I left richer in every sense, and shall cherish and miss the school for ever.
Ryan Davies
Ryan Davies
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2010
I would not hesitate to recommend this school to anyone thinking seriously about a career in this industry, the training i recieved was both challenging and stimulating, and lessons learnt will stand me in good stead for the future
Jason Spencer
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 2009
I absolutely loved the course
David Stratful
Course: Summer, 2008
When I enrolled my apprehension's were that I would be open to blandishment. My concerns were quelled with the first meeting of our tutors. First class no nonsense professionals. The course is cleverly designed to create the pressure which exists in the real world of entertainment through this the student will find out their own imperfections and with support be able too transform them into assets.. This is not for those who want to impress their friends at dinner party's that they have been to acting school. You will be advised of your abilities with only a few getting good reviews this makes the whole thing a worthwhile achievement I recommend this course to anyone who is thinking of embarking on acting as a vocation. Its magnificent . I enjoyed every second. David Stratful
Peter Evans
Peter Evans
Actor
Course: Summer School, 2004
A good and useful insight into the world of the professional actor. Demanding and yet fun. Very informative, and an in-depth insight into what it takes to be a full-time drama student.
Maria Mcateer
Course: 2 yr. Acting, 1992
I thought the course was excellant. Fantastic teachers and a wonderful training. No frills, no pretensions, simply great value for money. I also found that my experience at The Poor School, not only gave me an education in drama, it also helped to equip me in the real world of an actor when I left drama school. A director once said to me: "I can always recognise ex Poor School students, they are unpretensious, real & never lazy !'

Trained mandy members

Melanie Purdy
Course: 3 week training , 2022
Yvonne Hurley
Course: 4 Day Acting Course , 2019
Blake Aidan
Blake Aidan
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2018
Benjamin Amson
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2018
Jillian Atkin
Jillian Atkin
Voice Over: English
Course: Acting Diploma , 2018
Jillian Atkin
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2018
Hilary Barnes
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2018
Michael Baylis
Michael Baylis
Voice Over: English
Course: Actor Training Course
Lucy Beresford-Knox
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2018
Jake Botterell
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2018
Joy Brenugat
Joy Brenugat
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2018
Richie Daysh
Richie Daysh
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2018
Robert Eades
Robert Eades
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2018
Katja Ewald
Katja Ewald
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2018
Kelvin Giles
Kelvin Giles
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2018
James Glyn
James Glyn
Actor
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2018
Joseph Granata
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2018
Philippa Heimann
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2018
Ellen Hobson
Ellen Hobson
Producer/Director
Course: Dramaturgy , 2018
Frankie Hyde-Peace
Course: 2 yr. Acting , 2018