Theatre and film acting training part time program
The 2021/2022 Part Time Acting Program at 16th Street Actors Studio prepares passionate actors with the skills to work professionally, on the Australian and global stage in theatre and in film. 

16th Street exposes actors to the world’s finest and most highly regarded acting techniques in a comprehensive series of acting classes. The studio brings the wisdom of the past together with the cutting edge learnings of the present. We inspire the very best in the actors we train for their future in art, their profession and in life.

We nurture actors to use their voices and through their artistry, craft and humanity, bring characters and stories to life that engage, move, uplift, and entertain audiences. We believe the world needs stories that connect us to our shared humanity, make us think in new ways and feel more compassionately towards each other. We need actors who have the talent and craft to dynamically play their part in the telling of those stories.


Part Time Acting Program Overview

The Part Time Program is a comprehensive series of professional acting classes led by award-winning theatre director Iain Sinclair (Head of Acting) and an experienced ensemble of industry professionals and teachers.


Uta Hagen Technique:

A method of work to enter the writer’s world through character. Taught by one of the few accredited Chubbuck technique and Uta Hagen technique teachers in the country Kim Krejus.

In this class the student actor practices a methodical series of exercises, that Uta Hagen designed to both address specific acting challenges and prepare actors to play the role. Through this work of discovery, student actors are given a technique to use themselves creatively in their work and are trained in a method of work to enter the writer’s world through character.

Meisner Technique & Viewpoints: 

Develop the fundamentals for ensemble work and carbonation for spontaneity and creativity in your work through this method of acting.

This technique trains actors to be spontaneous and be present in the moment-to-moment life of the scene. It frees actors from self-consciousness and strengthens their emotional honesty and imagination. Viewpoints provides a profoundly important tool to make actors dynamic members of ensemble. It develops physical presence, emotional openness and freedom.

Script Analysis and Scene Work for Film & Theatre:

Work alongside critically acclaimed directors as you venture into the world of bringing scripts to life.

At the heart of any acting work is story. Student actors explore the fundamental components of story and structure. They are trained in advanced story theory in a way that is practical and empowers them to be free and purposeful in their work. And enables them to work effectively in an ensemble. Student actors are exposed to the world’s greatest classical and contemporary plays in their scene rehearsal work. They train with professional directors preparing them for the professional theatre.

Film & Screen Audition Technique:

Towards the end of the full-time training, student actors develop skill in screen auditions to get them industry-ready. There are common factors (other than talent) to successful screen tests that either secure the job – or gain the attention of the casting director.  Student actors train with expert teachers to acquire the skill that gives them confidence and courage to audition at their best.

Alexander Technique:

This is a globally recognised technique, fundamental to the actor’s craft.

The Alexander Technique supports a creative state of being through a balanced state of alignment.  Strength and endurance to create powerful characterisations, without strain.

Voice Development:

The voice work is based on the teachings of Kristin Linklater and informed by the work of Cicely Berry and Patsy Rodenburg.

  • Extensive breathwork
  • Developing vocal power and expression
  • Increasing resonance, range
  • Understanding the fundamentals of voice
  • Accent development

Movement Exploration: 

The actor is taken through a series of explorative works, inspired by the work of Michael Chekhov, Laban and others. 

  • Gaining awareness and the release of habitual tension.
  • Developing ease in the body to have presence on stage and screen.
  • Learning the skills of physical transformation and embodying character.
  • Discovering the imaginative and psychological connection between a character’s physical life and inner world.
  • Learning to tell a story through movement and gesture.




We encourage actors to celebrate their unique talent, to dare to grow and be courageous to be all they are capable of being.

16th Street Actors Studio fosters discipline, dedication, curiosity and respect for the craft of acting. 

We provide actors with a vibrant and compassionate community in which to learn and grow. 

Our actors are professionally mentored and supported to navigate personal challenges with wisdom, resilience and grace.

We believe an actor’s development as a human being is intimately connected with their artistic potential.


This Part Time Acting Program allows for gestation of the learning process while accommodating a training/work balance for actors who need to fulfil their other work commitments. 

Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7.00PM – 10.00PM  and Saturday from 9.00AM – 5.00PM. Extra rehearsals are a requirement of the Program. 

The course is a 40-week program and will include holiday breaks (terms dates to be provided).

Entry into the Part Time Program is based on audition and interview.

Minimum age of entry is 18 years.