READ College Presents ‘Stefan Bednarczyk Sings Noel Coward’

Posted by Nicola Breeze Posted in Featured, Latest News, Student Blog

Reading, England – 10th May 2017 – READ College, the most successful Performing Arts Foundation Course provider in the country, is delighted to announce that they will be hosting a performance of the critically acclaimed ‘Stefan Bednarczyk Sings Noel Coward’ – Stefan Bednarczyk’s one-man show, on Sunday 4th June 2017 at 7:30pm to raise money for their Student Hardship Fund. Having opened to critical acclaim in London and New York, Jamie Read, Co-Director of READ College

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READ College Graduate is Cast in Major London Show

Posted by Nicola Breeze Posted in Featured, Latest News, Student Blog

Reading, England – 25th April 2017 – READ College, the most successful Performing Arts Foundation Course provider in the country, is delighted to announce that one of its graduates, Aisha Williams, has just been cast in The Colour Purple, the multi-Tony Award winning show at Cadogan Hall in London on Sunday 21st May 2017. The show, The Colour Purple, is based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, and first appeared in America in

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Please Support READ College with the Reading Cultural Awards 2017

Posted by Nicola Breeze Posted in Featured, Latest News, Student Blog

Reading, England - 7th April 2017 - The inaugural Reading Cultural Awards will celebrate the best artistic and cultural events, organisations and artists in Reading and the important role that arts and culture play in making Reading a great place to live, work and do business. There are 12 award categories available for submissions and we are putting ourselves forward for - Cultural Organisation of the Year. The awards states that this organisation will have demonstrated

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Local Students Excel in the Performing Arts

Posted by Nicola Breeze Posted in Featured, Latest News, Student Blog

Reading, England – 6th March 2017 – READ College, the most successful Performing Arts Foundation Course provider in the country, is delighted to announce that their 22 graduating students have currently been offered 36 places at full time Performing Arts Schools for next year. This outstanding result demonstrates the level and quality of professional performing arts training at READ College and is testament to the contribution to the arts that the town of Reading continues

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When Your Teachers Become Your Friends

Posted by Jamie Read Posted in Student Blog, Uncategorised

Written by Rachel Maynard-Stenning - Student on our One Year Foundation Course in Musical Theatre
I cannot stress how stagey the atmosphere is at READ - not to put you off -but I’m saying this to encourage and enlighten Musical Theatre and Acting bods out there. Our college aims to develop talent and nurture personalities, offering professional training from some of the best teachers in the country (in my opinion), as well as

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Audition Season (Meltdowns and All)

Posted by Jamie Read Posted in Featured, Student Blog

Written by Rae Fitzell - 2nd Year Sixth Form student on the Acting strand
I’m currently on a train to Birmingham ready for my recall tomorrow and as the landscape slips passed me (we’ve just passed Oxford) I’ve been thinking about my last month of audition craziness. Sorry. I should probably introduce myself, I’m Rae and I’m a second year sixth former at Read College. This year is my first year of auditioning for drama

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How to Get in To Drama School

Posted by Jamie Read Posted in Featured, Tutor Blogs

By Jamie Read - Director of Theatre Faculty at READ College This article first appeared in The Stage in 2014, and you can hear Jamie talk on the subject at this year's Move It show at London Excel!
The five top tips... 1. Know your casting bracket. If you don’t know the roles that you are likely to play, or the companies you are likely to work with, then it is very hard to know what training

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Audition Tips for a Foundation Course in Acting

Posted by Christina Coleman Posted in Uncategorised

Auditions can be scary, especially if you’ve not been to many before. However, auditions are a big part of any career in acting, dance, music and theatre. We realise that you’re not at professional standard yet – that’s why we’re here. What we’re looking for is someone who is dedicated, someone who is determined, and above all, someone who is willing to learn. Our auditions aren’t easy – they’re thorough and will last for most

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Our New Home!

Posted by Jamie Read Posted in Featured, Tutor Blogs, Uncategorised

After months of planning, we have some very exciting news that we are delighted to share with you all... READ College is moving to an amazing new home at the heart of the Arts community in Reading! As from September this year, we will be located in the newly-created St Bart's Theatre, at Palmer Park, just east of Reading town centre. A beautiful 19th century Church building, St Bart's will not only be a spectacular home

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What to Look For In a Foundation Course in Acting

Posted by Christina Coleman Posted in Featured

There are many benefits to doing a foundation course in acting, but the number one reason our students take our foundation course is to maximise their chance of getting a funded placement at the drama school of their choice. However, with so many different courses on offer from different institutions across the country, how do you know what to look for in your dream course? Here’s a few considerations to keep in mind when looking

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