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Acting Drama, Improv and Cinema workshops in London!

What is Act’in Theatre ?

Act’in Theatre created by Candice Desmet, offers drama, improv and cinema workshops, in English and in French, for everyone in London.

The purpose is to offer you a freed space whatever your age, your career and your theatrical and cinematographic experience. Act’in allows you to work on your physical expressions, feelings and your ease on stage in a relaxed environment.

Letting you practice different exercices with the support of a friendly and instructive atmosphere.

Techniques you will learn during these workshops will not only develop your acting ability, but can here benefits beyond the stage and screen: helping you with the confidence in Public speaking, with physical communication and body language and simply with getting away from the daily worries and routines.

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Enrolment for the second term is now open!

Here we go again for another term!

From 8 January to 5 April 2024, we’ll be welcoming you to our classes.

What would you like to do? Improvisation to master the “yes and…”, drama with scripted play or an activity in French for your children (drama, improv or cinema)?

The choice is yours!

Let us guide you according to your desires, your preferred language and your availability, and join us for workshops in small groups, in a friendly atmosphere and 100% fun!

Please note that some classes will fill up quickly… book now!

See you soon!


Our studio welcomes you in the heart of vibrant London

Drama or improv’ classes, in French or English, for all levels, for adults and children, you are bound to find a class that suits you.

Enjoy 2 hours of workshop in a caring environment in the serenity of the Old Paradise Yard, where Act’in’s wooden studio is nestled. We look forward to welcoming you!


Secure your place with the waiting list in just a few clicks

You are interested in a course but it is already full… Registration for the current term is closed…

Don’t panic! Hit your device and send us an quick email to office@actintheatre.com. We will advise you on the remaining availability and you will be contacted in priority before the next public registration opens.

Save Waterloo Paradise

Old Paradise Yard, our studio and the adjacent park need your help!

This is where we work every day with students and partners. Our little oasis, an incredible creative space, a natural habitat for many species, a true paradise in the London urban jungle, is under threat.

Help us save Waterloo Paradise by signing the petition and sharing it! Together we can make a difference!


Our next shows: get ready and mark your calendars!

Drama and improvisation in French or in English, our troupes and our students will give you quality shows in original productions. Rehearsals have started again and we have prepared a great schedule for you!

We look forward to seeing you soon for some great moments on stage.

Improzac time

What could be better than IMPROZAC Time? Your dose of improv!

Visit our YouTube channel for a little improvisation moment, all in good humour, with a touch of madness!

If you would like to share your brilliant ideas for a theme, it’s easy, just send them to us via #improzactime

Here we go: Caucus!

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Act'in Theatre workshops:

Drama workshop

Acting and drama workshops in English and French in London!

Theatre and drama can be a real freedom valve and Act’in Theatre commits to offer you the necessary means for your personal development.  Drama workshop focuses on the relaxation, acceptance and centring on yourself.

You never dared to do theatre before? Do you want to develop yourself personally? Dare to do it! At the Act’in Theatre Workshop, no one will judge you.
The Act’in Theatre courses are divided into two programmes depending on availability. A term course or a workshop.

Improvisation workshop

The keywords: Expression and creativity!

We have all a point of madness which sleep on us. Stop to curb our imagination and our expression, let us accept our ideas, our creativity in expressing them on stage with other improvisers during the improvisation workshop!

Cinema workshop

The film session opens its doors with a brand new programme for people who want to get their first taste of the world of making movies, this amazing world combining creativity and technicality. Indeed, the purpose is to evolve, to learn and to develop your skills in a friendly and instructive atmosphere.

Our Film course is divided into four programmes allowing you to explore the world of film: Writing, Directing, Acting and Editing. Discover all the steps involved in making an original short film.

These Cinema workshops are dedicated to passionate people but also to people who wish to become seasoned professionals !

Private Coaching

Candice Desmet offers individual coaching sessions.

For two hours, Candice offers you her professional theatre techniques, adapting them to your needs to help you break down certain barriers and work on your fluency.

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Act'in Team

Candice Desmet

Founder & Director of Act'in Theatre / Actress

Guillaume Desqueyroux

Improvisation teacher

Marion Orczyk Nuttin

Communication and Marketing Manager

Alex Gomar

Drama teacher

Les P'tits Act'

Children's drama teacher


Improvisation teacher

Jonathan Staples

Professional stuntman and combat instructor

Gaelle Desmet

Accessory designer and stage manager

Fran Albrecht






Sebastien Gatto


Act'in space: Old Paradise Yard