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.’ Graduating Year 2010
On successfully completing your training you will be considered for employment on productions and workshop programmes with The Bridge’s professional company. In addition, there are many other professional companies made up of Bridge graduates who have gone on to perform in theatres across London and on national and international tours.
After you have graduated from The Bridge we will still be available for:
- Rehearsal and preparation for auditions
- Help with contracts
- Contacts with other industry professionals
- Career guidance
… all at no extra cost.
The professional company
Over the years we have directly employed Bridge graduates in a variety of capacities. For example, our professional company staged ‘Fatale’ at The Bridewell Theatre with a cast of fifteen, seven of whom we had trained. We are committed to producing high-quality theatre and to promoting the careers of those who train with us.
Life after graduation can be a daunting prospect. That’s why we offer practical support and professional opportunities long after your course is over.
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. Also as of 2018 students will be provided with help and equipment for recording a showreel.
Your full programme will include:
- Commercial castings
- Workshop auditions
- Goals and planning
- Singing auditions
- Researching your prospective employers
- The role of your agent
- Casting directors
- Joining Equity
- Spotlight membership
- Use of websites
- Getting known