“Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, and then finding myself there.” ~ Meryl Streep

Summer Semester 2019

Weekly Classes


This is a 10 week solid foundation course for anyone who is interested in exploring the skills of Improvisation, physicality and group work. The course will focus on using qualities of acting; physical articulation, improvisation, self-devising, the beat and rhythm, stage presence, body confidence, and how to approach or devise a script. Techniques taught will include levels of tension, improvisation, body isolation, basic mime, vocal resonance, script analysis and ensemble work. This is an ideal course for anyone who has always wanted to learn about being an actor, or to refresh their own acting skills. “My aim as an instructor is to teach students how to teach themselves, encouraging and inspiring impulses, curiosity and creativity.”

Richard Knight is the Head of Movement at VETA, Vienna’s English Theatre Academy. He originally trained as a Drama Specialist (B.Ed), then as an actor at LAMDA.
He continued his training and worked with Jacques Lecoq, Philippe Gaulier and Antonio Fava. He teaches, directs and performs all over the world with his theatre company, Mime the Gap. His book of the same name, ‘Mime the Gap – Techniques in Mime and Movement’ is being published by Crowood Press in 2018. Richard also works as a movement specialist on film productions such as “The Avengers: The Age of Ultron”, Tim Burton’s “Sweeney Todd” and the feature film “Suffragette”.

Course Time: Tuesdays, 19:30 – 21:30
Course Dates: February 19th - May 7th 2019
Course Fee: 395,00 Euro

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THE UKULELE JAM with Helen Jean Russell

"If music be the food of love, play on.” –William Shakespeare
The SHOWTIME Ukulele Jam! The 'Uke'(ukulele) is a great choice for those who want to make music, but have never picked up a musical instrument. Get started on the ukulele by learning basic chords and strums at a pace designed for first-time players. You’ll meet new people, learn new songs, and each week you’ll build new musical skills…and confidence. Whether you are already a singer/musician who wants to learn how to accompany yourself on ukulele or you just want to make music for the first time, we guarantee a rewarding experience for all.

Feel free to join in any Tuesday!

Course leader Helen Russell has had a long term affiliation with Vienna’s English Theatre. After appearing in the award winning musical shows “Woody Sez” and “Ring of Fire” Helen decided to make Vienna her permanent home.

Course Time: Tuesdays , 19:30 - 21:00
Course Dates: February 26th - April 16th 2019
Course Fee: 255,00 Euro

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with international trainer Brook Hall

Command attention, inspire, convince!

For executive professionals, entrepreneurs, managers, academic leaders or anyone who wishes to build more confidence and skill in public speaking. Trainer Brook Hall has years of experience working with start-up companies and businesses throughout Asia.

His acting and voice classes became the international actor training standard in Taipei, Taiwan, and he has been invited to give courses at the Beijing Tian Qiao National Performing Arts Center, the ShenYang (China) Poly Performing Arts Academy. Additionally, Brook has choreographed and directed many musicals, events, pop star tours, music videos and feature films in Macau, Singapore, and Taiwan. In 2015, he founded and built The Lab Space theatre and Butterfly Effect Theatre Co. in Taipei, where he served as artistic director. In film, he conceived and directed the opening scene for the $80 million Taiwanese Feature (M-RIDERS Voyage to PanGu). He served as First A.D. on the Hollywood feature,STAND. Furthermore, he has had the privilege to work with Oscar winners Ang Lee,Richard Linklater, and J.K. Simmons as well as Neil Patrick Harris, Jesse Tyler Fergusson, and many others. In 2015, he worked with Martin Scorsese in creating on-camera acting/casting workshop for the feature SILENCE. Brook has come to Vienna to join the faculty of VETA, Vienna’s English Theatre Academy.

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Holders of a season subscription for Vienna’s English Theatre and SHOWTIME parents, receive a 5% discount on all courses and workshops. 20% discount for students. Only one discount applies.

Location: SHOWTIME Studios
8, Josefsgasse 7- just opposite Vienna’s English Theatre

For more information please call 0664 88659539 or write to office@showtime.co.at