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The Princes Acting Centre

PAC is a new unique training course in the form of workshops which provide specialist training for aspiring performers aged 14-25 who are serious about performing.

PAC could be a launch pad for those who dream of entering the performance industry, or for those who possess a love of performance and wish to improve and develop skills.  PAC is technique based, providing innovating training in all aspects of the performing arts.

All workshops are held at the Princes Theatre, Town Hall, Clacton on Sea.

Classes are taught by practitioners actively working in the industry, with direct experience and knowledge of the requirements of the theatre today.  The workshops are directly linked to the industry and are realistic and sincere in approach.

All classes are designed to fit around school/college/working life, with part-time, weekend, in a wide range of subjects.  Our training caters for all levels – beginners to advanced – and includes the opportunity to join one of the most exciting Theatre Companies in Essex.

  • PAC – will equip students with the necessary skills required for auditions for college or full time drama/performing arts school.
  • PAC – will develop student’s stagecraft and skills to enhance Drama GCSE, A Level or BTEC performing Arts.
  • PAC – will provide up to the minute training that promotes excellence, dedication, commitment and success.

Tutors are leading industry professionals with impressive performing and teaching credentials from leading colleges.

For further information please contact the Princes Theatre to obtain a brochure.

Latest Performance

The Fall

Two teenagers sneak into an old man’s home for a secret meeting. A young couple try to build their future whilst looking after an ailing parent. A care home offers its residents the opportunity to unburden their children. James Fritz’s The Fall asks how much can a younger generation, dispossessed and disenfranchised, truly empathise with the old – especially when their future is at stake?

The Fall takes a funny, moving and candid look at young people’s relationship to older people, confronting the frightening prospect of ageing in a country undergoing a crisis of housing and care.

Written by Olivier Award nominated and Bruntwood prize winning writer James Fritz (Parliament SquareRoss and Rachel), The Fall was commissioned as part of National Youth Theatre’s 60th anniversary and premiered at the Finborough Theatre in 2016. Directed by Bryan Forbes 2015 Bursary recipient Matt Harrison, whose recent assistant director credits include Kneehigh’s award-winning The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk and the West End production of Lady Windermere’s Fan.

★★★★ The Stage – “Exceptional new play charges through life at breakneck speed
★★★★ Reviews Hub – “Intelligent, absorbing…a major new voice in British drama”

The production contains strong language and sexual themes.

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