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GEST is delighted to offer Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Acting Courses in English for adults 17 +.


Enrolment for autumn term is now open!

Adult Acting at GEST

Beginners Course

An exciting opportunity to learn and develop basic acting skills including improvisation, character work and general acting techniques in a friendly and supportive environment. This course is best suited for drama beginners or those with little to no experience. It is also an ideal place to practice conversational English in a new and creative environment.


Autumn term 2022

Sunday Classes 

25 September - 4 December. 

No session 30 October
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Course leader: Christa Engelbrecht 

Course fee: 2200 SEK (regular) 2000 SEK (student - please provide student ID).

Monday Classes

26 September - 5 December. 17:30 - 19:00
No session 31 October

Course leader: James Hogg

Please note that our Monday beginners course is now fully booked. There are still spaces on our Sunday course - use the link above to sign up for Sundays!



Intermediate Course


In this course you get to go into more detail about character and text work, improvisations and role-play. The course will culminate in a shorter live performance in front of an invited audience of family and friends where you will perform shorter scenes and/or monologues. The course is suitable for those who have some theatre experience and wish to develop their acting skills further.

Autumn term 2022

Classes: Tuesdays, 27 September - 22 November, 17:30 - 19:30

No session: 1 November

End show: Saturday 26th November 10:00 - 14:00

Course Leader: Silas Barrie

Course fee: 2200 SEK (regular) 2000 SEK (student - please provide student ID)

Advanced Course


The Advanced Course continues to refine your acting skills. You will learn how to analyse theatrical texts on a deeper level and to express a character's emotional expression through stage production exercises, role-play and improvisation. You deepen your knowledge of acting through working with plays or larger texts together with your group. The course culminates in a longer live performance in front of family and friends.

This course requires you to study some texts and monologues at home, giving you the opportunity to focus on your acting during classes. The Advanced Course also includes a bonus session, where you and your scene partners spend in-depth time with your tutor, working on your scenes.

Autumn term 2022
Classes: Mondays, 26 September - 21 November, 19:15 - 21:15

No session: 31 October

End show: Sunday 27 November at 14:00 - 18:00 

Course Leader: James Hogg

Course fee: 2600 SEK (regular) 2400 SEK (student - please provide ID).


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James Hogg

James trained as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

He has been working around the world for fifteen years, including work in London's West End (The Misanthrope) and with the National Theatre (A Midsummer Night's Dream).

Since moving to Gothenburg, James has been working extensively as a drama teacher and voiceover artist, including work for the Discovery Channel and Dreamworks. 

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Silas Barrie

Silas is a British actor, whose first role at GEST was in Rotterdam.


Silas has appeared in theatre productions of HamletTommy Pinball Wizard, This Wide NightHome and Jekyll and Hyde.


Film credits include Pirates of the Caribbean and Breech and he also trained with world renowned contemporary theatre practitioners, Circomedia, and worked for some time as an acrobase and circus performer. 


Christa Engelbrecht

Christa has extensive experience in theatre, film, singing and voice over work in Sweden and the United Kingdom and marked her debut with GEST playing ME in Do You Understand Me?

Christa was born in South Africa and raised in Namibia, before moving to London to study at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University London. During her 14 years in London, she performed on various stages throughout London and starred in short films that were screened at film festivals like the Liverpool Biennial and the Raindance Film Festival