Living Pictures Acting Studios 2017

The Living Pictures studios are starting up again and will consist of 11 sessions over four months.  They will led by Robbie Bowman with some classes also being led by Elen Bowman.

These studios are a chance to learn, to try out, to question and to put into practice.

We focus on three practitioners, Stanislavski, Meisner and  Michael Chekhov and coupled with that will be bringing in NLP and the latest in Neuroscience that Robbie has been researching as part of his Arts Council of Wales Creative Wales Award 2016.

At Living Pictures, we don’t believe in there being just one way to create theatre, to make art, to be free as a performer. There are, however, some very useful tools that can be gleaned from each practitioner and we see this as a way to develop your tool kit and deepen your awareness of self and others.

Each session will consist of specific games that have applications to being an actor, acting exercises and scene/monologue work.


February : 12th, 26th

March: 12th, 19th, 26th

April: 7th, 11th,23rd

May: 7th, 14th, 21st.

Times: 4pm-7pm

Where: WMC (Cardiff)


£150 for people new to the studios for all 11 sessions

£100 for returning Studio Members

In October 2015, we started organising blocks of Acting Studios with the support of Wales Millennium Centre (WMC). These sessions are ongoing. We look at the techniques of Sanford Meisner, Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov, NLP, Games and some of the latest thinking in Neuro Science. 

We believe that acting is fundamentally simple. Easy. It’s the things we tell ourselves that make it difficult, a struggle, scary, hard.

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We aim to work in a safe and supportive environment that invites challenge and allows us to grow. We try to make the sessions fun, practical and encourage peer learning.

Thank you to WMC for their support in offering us space to work, play and investigate.

Please email us to register your interest and for more information at:

I feel it’s vital to continue training and developing as a working actor. The Living Pictures actor’s studio enables you to explore new approaches and consolidate your work with a progressive environment in which you can truly challenge yourself. Equally valuable is the opportunity to discuss and practically address performance difficulties. I cannot recommend highly enough the knowledge, experience and confidence this actor’s studio can offer.

Morgan Thomas – Actor and Theatre Maker