If you think it will be too expensive for you to join our courses, you’re almost certainly wrong. If you’re offered a place, we can help you to find grants and grant-making bodies.


There are various ways to make your training more accessible and affordable:

John Greenwood Student Hardship Fund – Scholarships & Awards
John Greenwood was a Patron of The Bridge before his passing and had unwavering support for our company and our students. We have created the John Greenwood Student Hardship Fund in his honour, to help those that find it difficult to support themselves through their professional training. Scholarship winners will have up to half their course fees paid for them. You may apply for a scholarship after you have auditioned and been accepted onto the course.

Students will be assessed on their financial needs but will also be expected to demonstrate a positive attitude, ability as an actor, commitment to training, and a high level of professionalism.

Flexibility and extending your course
Courses can be tailored to you; if you’ve completed the first two terms of the One Year Professional Acting Course it’s possible to take a year out and finish the third term the following year.

From Autumn 2024, we are offering a 3-Day Programme and a more intensive 5-Day Programme, to better accommodate those needing to work to fund their professional training. Both courses will offer expert guidance from industry professionals and will leave you with the skills and confidence needed to pursue a successful professional acting career.

Financial Consultation
After receiving a place offer we can provide you with a free tutorial to go through the various funding options available to you and to discuss the best ways to get you training with us.

We’ll also provide you with a detailed guide to fundraising which includes:

  • Grants advisory services
  • Online sources
  • Key publications
  • Industry funding sources
  • Sponsorship
  • Fundraising methods

Anything is possible, provided you take the first step and send in your application.

Fees and Funding
We are committed to making it as easy as possible for you to become an actor. As a non-profit making educational charity, we charge only the basic cost of training, with many services donated entirely free of charge by the professional practitioners who support The Bridge’s work and give something back because they know how much of a commitment you are making to your training. Tuition fees are payable in advance each term.

“The best training that I have ever received. This is a family forever.”
Auday Putrus, Graduate