Training in a working theatre is great because I don’t have to work in school like environment and it’s nice sharing the building with just two other year groups. Any show we do is based in the heart of London, which is very important for inviting people, and I can see shows for free!
I love how practical the course is and that the written side is only 20% of my mark. I believe an acting course shouldn’t be based on coursework, so being able to focus on the bigger practical side has meant that I have been able to practice and experiment with things that we have learnt. How else are you meant to develop as an actor?
Hoxton is a good area to be a student, there are nice bars and restaurants around and it isn’t far from the West End or the shops! Hoxton Square is a great place to go when the weather is good and there is so much history in the area. Plus- everyone knows how to get to Hoxton to see our shows!
The highlight of my time at CTTC has been working with people who want it as much as I do. I have felt valued for who I am as a professional, and have loved the opportunity to perform in shows. I have been taught not only how to act but how to survive the Business!
I would recommend CTTC to a friend because it prepares you for what’s really out there. It is a variety of training and if you put the work in you will get a lot out of it! I would summarise my experience at CTTC in three words as: 'I love it'!'
Working in a training theatre has been a great experience, allowing me to meet and network with professional actors. London is one of the world’s entertainment capitals and living locally is great.
I have found the practical side of the course really helpful and a more realistic form of training, whereas the theory gives us a good foundation of knowledge and technique. One of the biggest lessons of the course was recognizing when to push myself out of my comfort zone as an actor.
The highlight of my time here at CTTC was playing the part of Ilona in ‘Anatol’: acting in a real production was a good insight into how actors in the professional world work.
CTTC has a friendly environment, conducive to bringing out the best in students. I would describe my time here in three words as: 'What A Rollercoaster!'
I joined Court Theatre Training Company because the degree is mostly practical work, but the course has shown how important theory is to help develop a full understanding of the concepts and techniques introduced during classes.
Training in a working theatre has been great: when we get up and do things in class we're often on a stage and it quickly becomes second nature. And having the opportunity to see all the shows in the theatre for free is simply wonderful.
London is a fab area to be a student as it is the UK home of theatre: there is never a night when there isn't a show on. On top of that there are so many free museums and events around the capital, be they music, dance, art, spoken word or acting, there's always something to get involved with without breaking the bank balance!
Studying Shakespeare in Textual studies has been my favourite module so far. We really have to dig deep into the language in this module, and in doing so it is extraordinary to see the depth, richness and meaning in Shakespeare's writing. The more I have learnt, the more excited I have been about acting Shakespeare.
The course focuses on learning about ourselves in the first term and there have been some revelatory moments. I have learnt about my strengths and areas that need improvement, both in and out of the classroom.
The highlight of my time at CTTC has been getting to perform so early on in the course: we played self devised shows for primary schools over Christmas. There was a great sense of satisfaction in creating and putting on a production and having a real audience.
I would recommend CTTC to a friend for it’s excellent teaching. It’s an intense course, packed with information, revelations, exercises and learning. If I were to summarise my experience here in three words it would be: 'Inspirational, challenging and fun!'
Aimée began her training at CTTC in 2011 since then she has thoroughly enjoyed working on productions such as Agamemnon and The bald soprano.
Before CTTC Aimée did various work at small theatres and short films.
Aimée moved to London in 2010 to begin work in the city during that time Aimée has had the opportunity for working with Primley Road Productions for their up and coming feature film.
Aimée is now currently working on her own film company taking the role of actor, co-director and ownership.