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A specialist acting holiday course for young people that love acting and creating. Over the course of five focused and fun days a guest director from a specialist background explores all kinds of acting and drama subjects with students of secondary school age. 

During the week the director and students will work towards a goal or final piece of work. 

These acting courses are brilliant for all young people passionate about taking their acting to another level, for GCSE and A' Level Drama students and young people looking to prepare for auditions.

Examples of previous specialist weeks and coaches have included:

  • Acting for TV (Tutor from LAMDA)

  • Physical Theatre (War Horse and NT)

  • Devising (Uni lecturer and Theatre producer)

  • Comedy and Improv (Hoopla)

  • Script Development (Oxford Uni)


Sessions run from  10am - 4pm across 5 days.

See our booking page for more specific information on each week currently available.


Our Acting Specialist Weeks are usually run at either The Maltings Theatre or Sandringham School, St Albans.

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Acting Holiday Camps

Ages 12 - 18

Specialist acting  for theatre film and tv

Isobel's Mum

"Isobel started her Best journey with summer schools around 8 years ago and then started BYT 4 years ago.
The confidence, experiences, opportunities, friendships and sheer joy that her time with you has brought will stay with her (and us) for a long, long time. The time and energy you all give to the children and young people who attend your classes and groups is amazing, thank you! "


Ages 12 - 18 (from Year 7 +)

Too young? Check out our Musical Theatre Holiday Camps which start at age 6.


£180 for a full week.

Sibling and multi week booking discounts available.

Childcare vouchers accepted.


Find all the camps currently available to book below.

Acting Holiday Camps

Personal Development

Our acting holiday camps give attendees the opportunity to hone their skills in a focused, supportive, and fun environment. Alongside improving their ‘technique toolkit’, acting helps develop social skills like public speaking, listening and empathy and can hugely boost young people’s confidence.

Acting Holiday Camps

Performance Development

Our holiday camps culminate in a final piece at the end of the week to give our young actors a chance to try out their new skills in action. Depending on the content of the course, this may be a performed show, showreel, or an open sharing for an audience.  

Acting Holiday Camps

Professional Development

Our guest coaches are hand-picked to provide expert insights into specific areas of the acting world. These directors share their professional knowledge and experience with attendees, making sure they leave with a comprehensive knowledge of the topic and its place in the industry. 


For secondary school aged students only 

Sandringham School, St Albans

WEEK 1: Monday 29 July - Friday 2 August 2024
‘Professional Development’:

These camp attendees will spend the week focussing on audition technique, self-taping, monologues and naturalism. Ideal for those planning on auditioning for drama schools, NYT, agents and drama scholarships.

WEEK 2: Monday 5 August - Friday 9 August 2024
‘Page to Stage’:

Focussing on bringing text to life in exciting new ways, these camp attendees will explore physical theatre, ensemble work and innovative staging. Performance for family and friends at the end of the week (4:30pm Friday 9 August).

WEEK 3: Monday 12 August - Friday 16 August 2024
‘Improv to Longform':

This week will specialise in all things improv and creating from scratch, building narrative, thinking on your feet, devising and developing short to long form theatre. Performance for family and friends at the end of the week (4:30pm Friday 16 August).

Too young? Check our our Best Musical Theatre Summer Camps here. 

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