TRAIN. TEST. RESTORE.
You've graduated, you're an actor, now what?
The in-between. A reoccurring moment in time where the actor needs space, community and an opportunity to keep working creatively until their next role.
Whether you're a fresh graduate or someone who's been acting for years the Melbourne Actors Guild is a physical studio where actors can turn up to workout and collaborate with others.
We‘re got courses for training, sessions for testing and community events for you to get inspired and replenish those creative juices.
The Guild is a community for anyone who is dedicated to their craft and is looking for somewhere to find their unique artistry through supported and sustainable practice.
Here you have permission to be bold, to fail
and to experiment, all while developing your practice. This affordable, no-commitment studio is somewhere you can reconnect to your acting, take your creative career into your own hands and get supported by a great bunch of peers along the way.
Keyanna Burgher, Actor/ Singer
...immediately I knew it was a place I could feel challenged, grow, and meet like-minded artists. I've since attended a brilliant scene study workshop, improv class, and worked in the self-tape/sound studio. I can't recommend this place enough.
Who are we?
Self Tape Studio
THE ACTOR'S GYM
BY ACTORS, FOR ACTORS.
Experience a variety of techniques and instructors over these multi-week courses.
Intro to Chekhov Saturdays 10.30am-12.30pm,
Intro to Acting Tuesdays 6-7, 7.15-8.30pm
Scene Study Mondays 6-9.30pm
6 x weeks
Want to stretch your acting muscles? Just like footballers train for games these sessions act as weekly training for you to keep your skills up. These are classes that allow you to work on your acting and keep your instrument working and in tune.
Learn how to make great art by studying great art!
Do you love theatre? Do you want to see world class theatre but perhaps your budget doesn't support flying to London every month?
Join our Movie Nights where we host screenings of digital theatre from around the world. These nights are a social event bringing like minds together to share, celebrate and discuss great theatre.
Trackies welcome and popcorn provided!
Find it hard to motivate yourself to get out there and get fit? Why not join others who struggle as much as you!
Together we shall motivate, inspire and keep each other company while we work towards a healthy body and mind.
This gang meets once a week at the Guild and jog to Elwood Baths and back (approx. 5kms). All speeds and levels welcome!
Meet at the Guild
Want to increase your knowledge of classic literature and and learn about the works that influenced history?
Join our Book Club!
This club meets on the first Monday of each month and is a fun social club that shares a love of great writing.
If you're a real book worm you can use our book report template to note down your favourite quotes and findings, and a link to the audio book of the text if you can't access the book irl.
Socialise with other book nerds
Develop your knowledge of classic literature
Socialise over the love of art and words
Join from home via Zoom
At Guild/ Online
Want some dedicated time on your creative project?
Come join the folk at Writers Flow, where it's all writer's sprints and fun conversation. Tea and snacks are included to fuel your creativity and productivity.
All projects and levels welcome.
Socialise with other writers
Develop your knowledge of writing exercises and tips
Share writing resources
Have your work read by actors
Friday 10am - 12pm
At the Guild
melbourne actors Guild
+61 425 223 086
137a ACLAND STREET, ST KILDA
WE OPERATE ON BOON WURRUNG LAND.
The Melbourne Actors Guild acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country
throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community.
We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect
to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
Melbourne Actors Guild operates on Boon Wurrung land in the Kulin Nation.
The unrelenting strength of First Nation communities means we are privileged
to encounter the survival of the oldest living culture known to human existence.
It is an honour to work on country created and nourished by such extraordinary people.
Sovereignty was never ceded and we pledge to always work
in the spirit of reconciliation and to do what we
can to support First Nation determination.
Always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.