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 regular 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.


There are no sessions currently planned. Sign up to our artist development newsletter to be the first to hear about future dates.

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 sign up

Sign up on a first come, first served basis through Eventbrite. Bookings are not yet open for future workshops.