A playground for Hull actors

Athletes go to the gym to train and keep fit for an upcoming event, but what happens to actors who are in-between jobs? Where can actors continue to push themselves post-youth theatre, university or drama school?

The Acting Gym is a playground for Hull actors to take risks and develop their skills in a supportive environment. It involves monthly workshops on specific themes, such as readthroughs, self-tapes and auditions, with individual exercises and group work, at the Middle Child rehearsal space.

The Gym is designed to suit the needs of individuals with the sole intention of giving actors a space to try new things and improve their craft.


Every 6-8 weeks. Upcoming:

  • 26 Sep, 2-5pm – Getting Jobs
  • 31 Oct, 2-5pm – Work on Your Weakness
  • 28 Nov, 2-5pm – Skill Sharing: Problem Solving Techniques
  • tbc, 2-5pm – Casting Types
  • tbc, 2-5pm – Playing Panto
Who can apply

The Acting Gym is open to any actor who is a resident of Hull, living in a HU postcode, with acting experience comparable to the level of youth theatre, university and/or drama school.

How to apply

Sign up for individual sessions on a first come, first served basis. Book a place on September’s Acting Gym using our short online form.