The Immersive Acting School
Butterfly Theatre and Immersive Everywhere are combining their expertise and experience in all aspects of immersive theatre to bring a series of Immersive Acting Courses that are a much-needed industry game changer.
These courses will bring professionally trained, conventional theatre actors into a different world of acting, as well as giving an opportunity for newcomers to the industry, to get a taste of immersive theatre acting, in a real, functioning west end immersive theatre venue. All courses are part-time and built on a new method of actor training -The Gonsalves Method which is rooted in The Meisner Technique, and has been developed exclusively over 10 years by Butterfly’s immersive industry professionals. It is led by Aileen Gonsalves – RSC Director and Artistic Director of Butterfly Theatre.
Immersive Theatre is the new way of doing theatre and is more popular now than ever before. From Punchdrunk to The Great Gatsby, more and more companies are creating immersive productions and are constantly developing new ideas and better ways of immersing audiences into storytelling.
Immersive theatre comes with added risks that differ from conventional theatre, due to the increased proximity and interaction with the space and the audience. It requires skilled, brave, reliable and open minded actors. For this reason, immersive companies look for immersive experienced actors when casting their shows. This training will give you all the skills you need in order to be a great immersive actor, will enable you to build on skills you already possess and gain confidence to use them in this new fast-growing area of theatre.
Everything you learn here will put you on the front foot and in charge of your process, confident in your ability, to be truthful and spontaneous in any acting context for the rest of your career. This will undoubtedly make you stand out.
Other benefits of training with us include:
– Becoming part of the Hartshorn-Hook and Butterfly Theatre communities
– Inclusion on our website graduate page for industry professionals seeking trained immersive actors.
– First invitations to audition for Hartshorn-Hook and Butterfly Theatre productions.
– Access to ongoing weekly Gonsalves Method drop in evening classes
– Discounted workshops
– Discounts on food and drink in the The Lucky Club
– Invites to Hartshorn/Hook and Butterfly open dress rehearsals.
At Immersive LDN in Mayfair.
The Specialist Immersive Acting Course
Eligible For: Graduate level professional actors – must have a relevant degree or equivalent professional experience.
The Foundation Immersive Acting Course
Eligible For: Curious people new to acting – no previous experience required.
The Intensive Immersive Acting Course
Eligible For: Experienced immersive actors wanting to learn a new method that will provide a consistent process to work from and ownership of your work. – must have relevant experience performing in immersive productions professionally.