Specialists in Film, Theatre & Training
RAaW KIDS 8 week course
Acting for screen
This company has it exactly right... Bravo to everyone involved.
London Theatre review
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Part time film
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RAaW London (formerly YPTC)
has nurtured talent in the heart of
Camden for 15 years. We attract
brave, unique and raw actors
with coaches as ambitious and
passionate as the people we serve.
We offer very affordable actor
training and every last penny
we make goes straight back
into building up the training and
platforming the students in film
and theatre. We respond quickly
to change, adapting our teaching
and course content yearly.
We teach in groups of no more
than fourteen, to ensure that
there is plenty of time for
individual attention. Coaches
differ with every schedule change
to allow students to develop
flexibility and confidence in
many different styles.
We aim to train down to earth,
committed and passionate actors
to a level so they can audition
and operate in the industry with
integrity and professionalism.
Other parts of RAaW London
include RAaW Training, Films,
Theatre, Showreels, Agency,
Workshops, Charity and more.
We produce feature and
short films, music videos,
documentaries, show reels,
voice reels, straight plays,
musicals and showcases as
well as having a Foundation
for humanitarian work.
Training at RAaW helped
me massively! We learnt
various techniques that
are not taught anywhere
else, like the Stevens
technique - working on my
animal - it felt crazy but it
made my so solid and real.
It is great working with a
group of such talented
and wonderful people.
A note from the
I want you to find who you are,
not who you are expected to be.
We will help you walk your own
road to find your real animal.
If a successful acting career was
guaranteed, there would be no
point in your journey and none
of the important bits about you
would be answered... keep it
simple and don’t get caught up
in the ‘carnival’ of this business.
Use your killer instinct to achieve
your dreams and goals.
The Stevens Technique
Founder, Director, Producer of RAaW
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and energy within
the company is
everyone a positive
Kate Evans CDA
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We create a space to allow actors
to transform and evolve through
both radical and traditional methods.
One of our aims is for actors to tap
into their own vital force which will
serve them not only as an actor,
but as a person. RAaW Kids is about
finding truth in performance in a
non-stagey way and about having
fun in a safe environment.
Auditions and entry into
Parents must first fill out an
application form. On receipt of this,
a place on the course will be offered.
The audition is not a traditional
type audition. It is based on the first
session, which is essentially a trial
run for both the child and RAaW.
We are looking for potential,
so experience is not essential,
however we are also looking for
children who can focus, take direction,
be a good team member and have fun!
If successful after the first week,
we will ask you to join the course.
RAaW operates an extremely strict
attendance policy. If you take more
than one week off in the 8 weeks you
will be asked to leave. Your punctuality
is recorded and displayed. Although
some of the aims of the course is for
the children to have fun and gain life
skills, it is also results driven. We pride
ourselves in creating and producing
work of a high standard, which we
cannot do this if actors are not there.
To film or not to film
You do not have to do a film to do the
course. You can just attend the course
and learn the techniques, which is the
heart of the course anyhow. Instead
of rehearsing film scenes, you will do
improvisation for screen.
If you do decide to do a film, there is an
added cost to pay for it (see page X).
You will be working with Victoria Howell
– an award winning writer, who will
be coaching you every week and
writing around your type and age etc.
You will be in a film with an actor in
your group or from the older group
within RAaW Training.
If you are thinking of carving out
a career in screen, it is now quite
important to have a showreel or footage
to platform your work – even as a child.
to book a place
The coaches, writers,
All of our professionals work in the
industry and have over twenty years
and a wealth of experience in coaching
acting and film making. The coaches
on RAaW KIDS 8 week course are:
The course content
The Stevens Technique
Acting with truth
Stage versus screen
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RAaW has given
me unique ways to
not only discover
my strengths as an
actor but also who
I am as a person.
RAaW is family to me.
The dedicated and
staff never let us
settle on less than
our ‘very best’.
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details about the course
Time: 12:15pm – 2:45pm
Venue: United Reformed Church Hall
Course Dates: Summer Term: 12th May until 30th June 2018
Spring Term: 9th Feb until 30th March 2019
Filming Dates: Summer Term: 14th or 15th July 2018
Spring Term: 6th or 7th April 2019
Payment: Pay up front for the whole course,
or in two blocks of 4 weeks.
£120 for the full course
The place to go if you want to better yourself
as an actor, learn new skills, make friends for
life, or simply just have fun. The knowledge and
experience this place hold across the board of
coaches and actors is outstanding. Be prepared
to work hard and reap the benefits tenfold.
Can’t recommend it enough.
Sophia La Porta
You will not be needed for both days of filming, however
we will only know which day closer to the time when the
schedule has been done.
We will not know where the locations for filming are until
closer to the time, however it will be in London.
RAaW commits to delivering the films via WeTransfer
within 3 months of filming.
The cost of the film
A film of 1.25 minutes long is £150. If there are two actors
in it (most likely scenario), the amount each actor has to
pay is £75. If there are three actors it is £50. Payment is
due 4 weeks before filming.
A lot of locations don’t have a cost attached, however
if there is a charge, actors/parents will know about it in
advance. Therefore decisions about this can be made before
committing to the cost – almost always in the pre-production
phase whilst writing the film.
Music composed from scratch
If you want music composed by a composer then the cost
will be extra. RAaW has a big music library and we know
how to access royalty free music on line, so it is not always
vital to have original music, or music at all in the films.
There is an additional charge if you want actual showreels
Details about the films and filming
Patrons: Sir Derek Jacobi, Zoe Wanamaker, Juliet Stevenson, Tamzin Outhwaite,
Jessie Wallace, Danny John Jules and Tamer Hassan.raawlondon.com
020 8257 6477
United Reformed Church Halls