Where do your drama classes take place?
We currently offer classes in several locations across Hampshire, to make them as accessible and convenient as possible. Our classes take place at Abshot Community Centre, near Fareham, on Mondays; Cobbett Hub & Library in Bitterne Park, and The Wickham Centre, on Tuesdays; Hamble Village Memorial Hall and Pear Tree Church Hall, Bitterne Park, on Wednesdays; H.E.D.C.A, Gosport, on Thursdays; and Warsash Victory Hall on Fridays. We will also be launching Saturday classes in Botley on April 29th. Directions to all our venues can be found on our Find Us page.
How much do your drama classes cost?
At Acting UP, we aim to make our classes affordable for everyone. Our classes cost only £4 a session at Cobbett Hub & Library in Bitterne Park, while at Abshot and in Hamble and Gosport our classes cost £5 a session. This is payable termly, half-termly or monthly.
How does your class timetable work?
Our classes run throughout the year, according to the school term. We offer classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For class times, please see our Timetable page.
How do I join?
Is it true that you offer a free trial session?
Yes. At Acting UP we want to offer everyone the opportunity to try one of our classes for free before they fully commit. We understand that taking part in a drama class for the first time can be daunting, and we want to make sure you feel completely at ease and will enjoy your experience with us. If you are interested in attending a free trial session then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are your classes suitable for all ages?
Our classes cater for a wide range of people and are suitable for anyone aged four and above. We also run adult classes on Wednesdays in Bitterne Park, Southampton.
Who are Acting UP?
At Acting UP we are passionate about performance and sharing our love of performance with the local community. Acting UP was founded by Rosanna Sloan, who trained in European Theatre Arts at the Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in London. Rosanna is eager to provide accessible, low-cost drama classes in her home county of Hampshire. She is assisted by Eloise Tong, who studied drama at the University of Exeter and is also from Hampshire. More information can be found on our Meet the Team page.
What are the benefits of drama compared with other extracurricular activities?
Drama is a hugely social activity that encourages teamwork and builds strong communication skills. Drama also helps to increase confidence and boost creativity. Most of all, however, drama is great fun and allows you to share your ideas and passions with others in a non-judgmental environment.