Acting and Acting Workshops

People move into acting in various ways so there isn’t one simple route to becoming an actor nowadays. In most cases, if you wish to work professionally as an actor, you will need an Equity (the union that covers the performing arts) card - many productions will only employ actors who have membership here. But, bear in mind that the only way to get an Equity card in many cases is to already have experience/a job in a relevant field.

Let’s take a look at how you can help yourself get started in acting.

Acting workshops can be a great way of learning about working as an actor and giving you some invaluable experience. Many of the top drama and stage schools, for example, will offer workshops here and these can give you a good introduction to how a full-time course would work and also some useful experience in acting techniques.

At the very least, attending acting workshops gives you something to put on your CV and shows that you are taking yourself seriously in terms of breaking into the profession. Many aspiring actors will use workshops to help them gain skills and experience to help make them look a better prospect.