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 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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How to Decide What Drama School to Apply for

Posted by Christina Coleman Posted in Uncategorised

After leaving school the world can quickly pass people by as months appear to go more quickly as time flashes. Once you have completed your studies at school or further education courses it can be easy to take your eye off the ball and slip into an unproductive routine as you relax after considerable time studying. While everyone deserves time to rest and reflect, they should be proactive in planning their next steps forward in

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Finding Your Feet – The Benefits of a Foundation Course in Acting

Posted by Christina Coleman Posted in Uncategorised

When you approach the latter years of your time in full-time education at school some people may feel daunted at the sudden realisation that adult life is shortly on its way. Although this can signify an end of an era your dreams may just be beginning. Choosing an area you’re passionate about will help students feel engaged and interested throughout their working life. Work can become a paid hobby for those who are fortunate enough

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How to Prepare for your First Performance

Posted by Christina Coleman Posted in Uncategorised

Taking part in a performance onstage can be a step into the unknown, but it is a stage every budding actor or actress has to take in order to fulfil their dreams. This realisation often does little to settle any nerves, though. Even some of the biggest names in all forms of entertainment admit to dreading their upcoming gig, play or other performance. More often than not the butterflies will build as the countdown continues,

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A Brief History of British Theatre

Posted by Christina Coleman Posted in Uncategorised

The West End of London provides the capital’s greatest attractions, and it is no wonder why British theatre has played a major role in society for hundreds of years. With well-known stars performing around London across a huge variety of shows the popularity and glowing reputation of UK performances has been enhanced in recent years. Theatres are a clear example of how important literature and architecture are historically and contemporarily in British culture. Therefore, it

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Website Back up and Running

Posted by garyc Posted in Uncategorised

ok, so there have been a few problems this weekend. But glad to say the website is now back up and running. There are still a few tweaks going on behind the scenes, but most of it is in place now. IF you see any glaring omission, please let us know. Thanks, Gary, Web Designer

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Our blogging community!

Posted by Jamie Read Posted in Featured, Student Blog, Uncategorised

Firstly, welcome to our wonderful new website! And, having found us here online I'm also pleased to welcome you to our new weekly blog, which we think is pretty unique... You see, our blog for Read College won't be written by a marketing department or even the college management, and that's because we want you to get a real-life, first hand understanding of what life is like here. So, every member of our student body, teaching

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Small and Perfectly Formed…

Posted by Jamie Read Posted in Featured, Uncategorised

Lots of things have been happening here at Read since I last posted, including the first auditions for our new 6th form course which opens in September, and some interesting chats with our auditionees about their experiences spending an audition day with us prompted me to write this post... image-2 The most often-stated (and also my favourite!) comment that we get from candidates during their interview with us

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