Deafinitely Theatre have partnered with RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) to offer professionally led accessible acting training. The Hub is aimed at Deaf, Hard of Hearing and hearing artists who use British Sign Language aged 21+.

Winter 2021 Term

Acting Through Language and Character - Intermediate*



  • Wednesday, 13 January 2021
  • Wednesday, 20 January 2021
  • Wednesday, 27 January 2021
  • Wednesday, 3 February 2021
  • Wednesday, 10 February 2021
  • Wednesday, 17 February 2021
  • Wednesday, 24 February 2021
  • Wednesday, 3 March 2021
  • Wednesday, 10 March 2021
  • Wednesday, 17 March 2021
  • Wednesday, 24 March 2021
  • Wednesday, 31 March 2021

This 12-week acting course will be split into 3 modules. We will be working with the Meisner Technique and also look at building situations and relationships through improvisation. The last 2 sessions will focus on Audition Technique which will prepare you for auditions in the future. Participants must commit to the full course of 12 weeks. 

Level: *IntermediateIntermediate courses are for those who have professional acting experience or have attended previous acting training and who do not consider themselves beginners.

Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Price: £35 

If you are on low income and can not afford the course fees, a limited number of bursaries are available to provide this course for free. Please complete the bursary form 

Location: Online




Beru has worked extensively within film and TV. His teaching method is the Meisner technique - an approach to acting which was developed by the American theatre practitioner Sanford Meisner who said that “Acting is living truthfully under imaginary circumstances.”


Melanie will run games and exercises leading to improvisations in which students build relationships and situations from immediate response rather than pre-planned structures; this is the foundational work Mel is doing with 1st term RADA students and she has found it to be great for stimulating playfulness and confidence in imaginative choices.


Nona is Chair of the RADA audition panel and will give practical help and guidance about drama school, theatre, film and TV auditions plus self-taping. 

Deaf Studies 

So, you are studying to become actors of the future. Deaf Studies have been included in the Hub program to give participants the knowledge of deaf history, theatre and a sense of deaf identity. 

Deaf Studies 

We’re sorry to share the news that the Deaf Studies Course will be postponed until further notice. Given the uncertainty of the current situation, Deafinitely Theatre and City Lit have taken the decision to postpone. While we’re disappointed not to be able to run the workshop now, public health of course comes first and we will be providing the course as planned at a later date. We will be in touch directly with those booked to attend. 


  • Friday 1st May 2020
  • Friday 15th May 2020 

Participants must commit to the full course dates

Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Price: £8 Early Bird/ £10 Full Price 

If you are on low income and can not afford the course fees, a limited number of bursaries are available to provide this course for free. Please complete the bursary form 

Location: City Lit

In this short course, led by Peter Brown, you will get an insight into the lives of deaf people in history and how the language of BSL developed. We will also look at the history of deaf theatre and how it evolved over the years. You will learn how best to perform using BSL features like role-shift, facial expression, body movement and mouth pattern. This will help you to understand the language and give you the confidence to perform well. 
This course has something for everyone - whether you are a beginner or have some experience. 


Teacher - Peter Brown