Acting Studios

‘Drop-in’ Acting Studio with Robbie Bowman
at BOLD, Elephant SE1

These drop-in studios are for those who’ve recently trained as actors or are working actors who want to continue their development.

The workshops will consist of working process and bringing that into practical ‘projects’ – these projects could include – monologue work, scene work and devising. The basis of Robbie's teaching is the Meisner repetition exercises, Stanislavski and Michael Chekhov.

Following the success of the acting studios in the beginning of this year, he will now be leading two workshops starting the week of the 9th of May.

They will look like this:

Session 1 (Monday Evening 7-10pm): (There are two places left for this session)

These sessions will be for 3 hours and will cost £15 for the session and those attending will be asked to pay four weeks in advance of the first session on the 9th of May (£60). This session will be just 12 people maximum and will allow us to go further with each person and introduce different techniques and look at text-based work more than devising. Techniques we'll be covering will be Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov and Meisner with some NLP thrown in for good measure.

Session 2: (Tuesday Evening - 7-9.30ish)

This will follow the original model of 'Drop-In' sessions and I'll still ask those who can make it to let me know in advance (first session 10th of May) and those who can make it can just turn up and pay £10 for a 2–3-hour session. No limit on numbers and you'll work with others, finding out 'defaults' in your acting and will be primarily based on Meisner. The majority of the session will be on that and if time, perhaps some devising using Meisner. Think of it as an 'Acting Work Out'.

Robbie received a classical drama school training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and after graduation and while working in the profession felt he wanted to continue to train and develop as an actor and attended workshops at the School of the Science of Acting, Stanislavski with Bella Merlin, Sandford Meisner with Scott Williams and Michael Chekhov with Sinead Rushe. Alongside this ran his interest in and training with elements of NLP, Brain Science and therapeutic work – Eric Berne, Eckhart Tolle and Constellation work.

He has been a professional actor for over thirty-five years, working with such companies as The Royal National Theatre, The RSC, The Royal Court, Young Vic and toured internationally and played in the West End. He teaches for Central, ALRA, Royal Welsh College (YAS studios) and the UWTSD (WAVDA). He was most recently in The Normal Heart at the National playing Ben Weeks. You can see more of his biography here.

Dates – May 9th – 11th of July

Times – Monday Evenings (7.00 – 10.00pm) and Tuesday Evenings (7.00pm – 9.00pm)

Cost – Monday evening £15 a session – pay in advance. Tuesday Evening £10 a session and you can pay in advance or on the day.

PlaceBOLD, Elephant, 21 St George’s Road (entrance on corner of St George’s & Oswin Street)   SE1 6ES

To register your interest please email: [email protected]

Put in the Subject line: For the Attn Acting Studio


Get in contact with us if you’d like to have some one-on-one time with either Elen or Robert regarding your acting. Sometimes it’s useful to have just a bit of time to work in a more focused way on yourself and your craft.

Sessions could involve text analysis, character analysis, monologue work or some work on confidence and limiting beliefs. Sessions usually an hour long.

Fees: sliding scale depending on circumstances.