How to Get in To Drama School

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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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Our New Home!

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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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Building The Foundations

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By Sarah Martin - Contemporary Dance Tutor at READ College
I really do understand first-hand the importance of Read College’s Foundation course. You may think this is because as the contemporary teacher here at Read, I get to see the amazing progress each student achieves throughout their year with us. This is true, but actually it is because I myself did a foundation course in Musical Theatre before I went on to continue my professional

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The Pressure is On

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By Helen Read - Director of Dance Faculty at READ College
The pressure is on at Read College as our students near the end of our first term. We are just 2 weeks away from our first round of assessments and the foundation course students will start their auditions for 3 year colleges in the New Year. As Director of Dance I work predominantly with our 6th formers and one year Musical Theatre students, although

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