Actor Training/Refresher Programme Sept 2022 – March 2023

New for 2022! Accessible and affordable acting skills development programme.

Providing  an exciting opportunity in skill development for up to six local emerging actors

to undertake weekly accessible training with our award winning theatre company

or for more experienced actors to refresh their skillset in a relaxed and supportive environment.

AUDITIONS – Saturday 13th August 2022,

The Moorside Room, Kirkbymoorside

email to book your place.

Accessible and affordable Actor Training /Refresher Programme commissioned by Ryedale District Council.

Up to 12 workshops per term at £5 per workshop (with half subsidies and one fully subsidised place available.)

From September 2022 – March 30th 2023

In this programme of accessible weekly sessions with award winning theatre director Helena Fox you will explore how to approach text based theatre performance, marrying character, thought ,word and action instinctively in the presence of the moment to create powerful and thoughtful delivery. By the end of the programme you will have two audition-ready monologues prepared and inclusion in a new online casting directory. You will take part in an audition workshop with a leading CDG Theatre Casting Director.

Programme includes:

  • Script analysis
  • Audition Preparation
  • Performance opportunity or optional showreel recording.
  • Audition workshop with leading CDG Casting Director
  • Actor Headshots
  • Inclusion in a new casting directory upon completion

Through the ongoing sessions you will gain or regain confidence and receive personal feedback and development advice.

  • Suitable for talented emerging actors or those wishing to refresh skills or enrich their own practice
  • Suitable for participants wishing to develop transferable skills for other industries
  • Maximum six places available ensuring individual attention with a focus on individual development
  • Opportunity to discuss personal development goals
  • Training based in Ryedale
  • Affordable subsidised fees (£5 per session) with additional half & full subsidies also available
  • Auditions on Saturday August 13th, The Moorside Room, Kirkbymoorside
  • The training programme will run once a week from September 2022 – March 2023

Please contact to express your interest or to register for an audition. An audition form and further details will be sent to you.

Press Release


Award winning theatre company, Everwitch, are inviting local actors to audition on August 13th 2022 for a place on their new Actor Training & Refresher Programme which will run on a weekly basis from September to March in Ryedale.

The training programme has been commissioned by Ryedale District Council to provide opportunity locally for a dedicated programme in acting and presentation skills aimed at emerging talent wishing to develop their skillset either for their own enjoyment or to prepare a potential pathway for entering the industry. It’s open to actors of any age.

“We’re excited to unearth new talent in Ryedale at the audition, and to provide ongoing support for more established actors” said Everwitch Theatre director, Helena Fox. “ Our theatre company has a track record working with emerging actors of all ages, so I feel that we have something to offer successful auditionees. We are particularly keen to audition individuals who, for whatever reason, might find the traditional route into theatre – such as drama school or university- is not for them.”

Phillip Spurr, Director of Place and Resources for Ryedale District Council said: “We’re delighted to be commissioning this training programme. We’re committed to developing and supporting the creative industries in Ryedale as they bring so much to the district in terms of nurturing talent, boosting our economy and enhancing the wellbeing of our citizens. The creative industry really stepped up to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s great to be able to launch a booster programme like this for the talent we have in the district.”

The training programme is also suitable as a refresher for more experienced actors wishing to refresh their skillset and return to acting after lockdown and the pandemic or time away from the profession, with the advantage of not having to travel out of the district to find support.

The programme will comprise two terms of 1.5 hour weekly workshops focusing on individual speeches for audition prep and showreel, advice and access to actor headshot photographers, an audition prep workshop with a leading industry casting director, and inclusion in a new online casting directory for the Ryedale district.

“Alongside working with Everwitch Theatre, the participants get an incredible opportunity to take part in a workshop with leading theatre casting director, Lucy Casson, CDG– which we’re thrilled about,” Helena explains. “This will give emerging actors so much insight into what to expect at high level auditions.”

The Training Programme offers affordable workshops with subsidised places available. Auditions will take place on August 13th in Kirkbymoorside, Ryedale. For more information and to book an audition slot please email