Acting Tips

Welcome to the Acting Tips section of the site. Listed here are all our latest Acting Tips. These tips are written by our core writers Andrew Hearle, Luke McMahon, Jim Harwood and James Waters as well as many others. All our writers are trained, professional actors. These guilt free acting snacks aim at helping actors develop their craft, rethink there personal methodology and inspire confidence.

If something works for you use it, if not don't try to force one of our acting tips to work; every actor is different. Please let us know your thoughts on any of the Acting Tips listed here. If you have a question about any element of your acting, let us know and we will endeavour to help you out in any way we can.

What Is My ‘Actor Type’ or Typecast?

Without a doubt, this is one of the most contentious points in the modern acting world: Does typecasting exist? If so, what is my type? How do I find my type? What type of roles...

Seven Actions for the New Actor

Allow me to be frank at the commencement. This is not a ‘how to become an actor article’. This article assumes that you, the reader, have already taken the first step on the path of...

What to Do Once You’ve Finished Drama School

Drama school is a wonderful time. It’s unlike any other experience we’ll have in life. Its exciting, daunting, challenging, emotional, turbulent, enlightening and FUN. Graduating from drama school, however, is a whole other kettle of...

Should I Become an Actor?

Chances are, if you’re reading this article, you are staring down an important and exciting crossroads in your life. Perhaps you’re thinking about following a lifelong dream? Maybe you’re returning to acting after a long...

4 Tips for Working in Outdoor Theatre

Outdoor theatre; there’s really nothing quite like it! In many ways, it’s the most ‘pure’ form of theatre there is; from ancient Greek amphitheatres to the open-topped Globe theatre, the open air is where theatre...

Transitioning from Stage to Screen Acting

The requirements for an actor to transition from performing for the camera to performing on stage for a live audience are quite clear. The technical mastery and skill sets of the actor dictate their ability...

How to Act Drunk

If done poorly, bad drunk acting can be one of the worst things ever. It’s the equivalent of nails on a chalkboard, or putting styrofoam in the bin. It’s a nightmare! But when done well,...

How to Audition for Community Theatre

Community theatre is so many wonderful things. A jumping off point for new actors, a place to meet like minded artists, a stage for theatre veterans to hone their craft, and above all of these...

How to Crush 2022 as an Actor

Can you believe it? We made it to 2022! As a kid I thought by now we would have flying skateboards and the ability to download full screenplays directly into our neural cortexes by now,...