Being part of the company

“The Bridge is a place for hope and dreams to become reality and we will take that company spirit with us wherever we go.”

It is vital to remember that when you join us you become a member of a professional acting company. We are often involved in mounting productions and working with other professionals on a variety of projects. This means you could be asked to appear in, stage manage or help produce professional work even before you complete your course.

Once you’ve graduated from The Bridge, you will still be very much a part of the company and may find yourself coming back to work for us as an actor, stage manager, director or tutor so that you can share with our new company members the knowledge you’ve gained in the wider industry.

Professional Studies

From your first day at The Bridge you will begin to learn how the industry is organised and how to make progress in it. We will prepare you for auditions and castings and help you to build your confidence in professional situations.

You will establish a repertoire of speeches and songs for audition and learn how to approach sight-reading in professional castings for theatre, film, and television. You will soon start to understand the ins and outs of casting and will receive detailed guidance on your acting CV, cover letters and professional photographs.

You will be equipped with all the knowledge you need to launch your professional career and, more importantly, to sustain that career.

Your full programme will include:

  • Commercial castings
  • Workshop auditions
  • Recalls
  • Readings
  • Self-taping
  • Networking
  • Goals and planning
  • Singing auditions
  • Showreel
  • Presentation
  • Researching your prospective employers
  • The role of your agent
  • Casting directors
  • Producers
  • Contracts
  • Joining Equity
  • Spotlight membership
  • Use of websites
  • Getting known

Once you’ve graduated

Life after graduation can be a daunting prospect. That’s why we offer practical support and professional opportunities long after your course is over. You will probably want to see our new shows or catch up with fellow company members and we will still be available for

  • Advice
  • References
  • Rehearsal and preparation for auditions
  • Help with contracts
  • Contacts with other industry professionals
  • Career guidance

… all at no extra cost.