Gothenburg English Studio Theatre

Chapmans torg 10

414 54 Göteborg


+46 31 42 50 65


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GEST is supported by Göteborgs Stad, Kulturrådet and Folkuniversitetet.

© 2018 Gothenburg English Studio Theatre.


GEST is delighted to offer Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced Acting Courses for adults 17 +.

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 suitable for drama beginners and those who want to practice using English in a new and creative way.

Intermediate and Advanced Courses

In these courses you get to go into more detail about character and text work, improvisations and role-play. The course is suitable for those who have a little theatre experience and wish to develop their acting skills further. Our two Intermediate courses are similar in difficulty and content. The difference in the courses lies in how much work the partcipants wants to put in and the performance at the end of the term.



Gary Whitaker

Gary is an actor, director and the Co-Artistic Director of GEST.

He has directed many of GEST's productions including Expectations, winner of The Fringe Review Award for Outstanding Theatre. His international directing experience includes; The Young Vic London, The Contact Theatre Manchester and The Pleasance Theatre Edinburgh. As an actor he has worked all over the world with highly respected writers and directors including Lars Von Trier, Alan Ayckbourn, Max Stafford- Clarke and Anand Tucker.

James Hogg

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

He has been working for ten 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 voice over artist, including work for the Discovery Channel (Unti I Besunti, Blue Collar Criminals) and for various computer games (Vermintide, War of the Vikings).