This 5-day course is created by Deafinitely Theatre and Central in collaboration with Graeae Theatre Company, and will help you develop your acting skills! 

About the course

You will work on exercises and improvisations to approach acting challenges within an ensemble.

There will be practical workshops in Acting Fundamentals, Translation, Movement, Visual Vernacular and Acting for Camera.

The course will be led by Paula Garfield, Artistic Director of Deafinitely Theatre, and Jenny Sealey MBE, Artistic Director of Graeae Theatre Company, alongside actor trainers from Central.

As part of the course, you will also find out more about other BSL acting courses currently in development at Central.

Course dates 

Monday 15 July to Friday 19 July 2024, 10am to 5pm 

The course is in person at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London.

Who can apply? 

This course is suitable for those with some previous acting experience. You must be over 18 years old. 

You will need to be a native signer, or minimum of BSL Level 3 or equivalent.

Whilst the course is primarily aimed at deaf actors, there will be a limited number of places also open to hearing actors with experience of deaf culture and who are BSL Level 3 or equivalent.

How to apply 

>> To apply, complete the application form on the Central website <<

You will be asked to submit a short BSL video (up to 3 minutes).  Please tell us in the video; 

  • Why you want to do the course?  
  • What you want to achieve from the course? 
  • What you want to do in the future? 

The deadline for applications is 13 May 2024.