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Children’s Admissions Process

Children’s Admissions Process

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of acting? Our renowned screen acting school offers a unique opportunity for young talents like you to hone your skills, express your creativity, and shine on the big and small screens. Here’s why our admissions process is your first step towards an incredible acting adventure:

We have two ways is which to enter classes.

  1. Beginners Course. January, March and September intake. No audition required. This is a six week course to prepare the children to pass through into the the advanced classes. It is fun and informative. We usually start them on the second Tuesday of the month. More information below.
  2. If you can’t wait and want join NFD straight away we do have an informal audition process. Details below.


Passion for Acting:

We’re seeking passionate young individuals who have a genuine love for acting. Whether you’ve perform theatre, or just enjoy putting on a show for your family and friends, your enthusiasm is the foundation of your journey with us.


No Prior Experience Required:

Don’t worry if you’re new to acting – we welcome aspiring actors with all levels of experience. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to cater to beginners as well as those who have already taken their first steps on stage or in front of a camera.


Audition Process:

Our admissions process revolves around an informal audition that allows you to showcase your potential. We are interested in your willingness to learn, take direction, and bring authenticity to your acting and this starts with a short self- tape to be sent to us via wetransfer email alyson@nfdproductions.com or WhatsApp if this easier. Please use our mobile 07932653466.

Your audition piece is at the end of this script with examples.


Express Yourself:

This is your chance to demonstrate your ability to convey emotions, deliver lines naturally, and embrace different characters. Whether it’s a dramatic monologue, a comedic scene, or an improvised scenario, we want to see your range and the unique flair you bring to your acting.


Emphasis on Growth:

At NFD, we believe that every actor has untapped potential. Our experienced instructors are dedicated to nurturing your talent, helping you overcome challenges, and guiding you toward growth in your acting journey.


Safe and Supportive Environment:

We understand that young actors thrive in a nurturing and safe environment. Our school promotes a culture of respect, empathy, and encouragement, allowing you to express yourself freely and confidently.


Comprehensive Training:

If selected, you’ll embark on a comprehensive training program that covers various aspects of screen acting. From acting techniques and character development to on-screen presence and audition skills, you’ll gain a well-rounded education that prepares you for the industry.


Showcase Opportunities:

As part of your training, you’ll have the chance to participate in onset location filming, where you can put your skills into action. This real-world experience is invaluable for building your confidence and introducing you to the excitement of the acting world.


Life-long Memories:

Beyond skill-building, our screen acting school is a place where you’ll create lasting memories and forge friendships with fellow young actors who share your passion.

So, if you’re ready to take centre stage, embrace the magic of storytelling, and set your dreams in motion, Northern Film and Drama for children and teenagers is the perfect place to begin your acting adventure. We can’t wait to see you in our screen acting classes!

1.Beginners Course (Admissions Intake September, January and March)

This course is more designed for students who have little or no experience and need some encouragement. It is to help them to take their first steps into the world of screen acting.

What we cover on the course?

Introduction to screen acting:

1.Teach the basic principles of acting, including body language, facial expressions, and voice modulation.


  1. Understanding the camera: Explain how the camera captures different angles and distances, and how to adapt acting techniques accordingly.


  1. Improvisation: Teach improvisation exercises to help children think on their feet and react authentically in different situations.


  1. Script analysis: Introduce the importance of script analysis, including understanding character motivations, relationships, and objectives.


  1. Emotion and emotional memory: Help children tap into their emotions and explore techniques for accessing and conveying different emotions on screen.


  1. Blocking and movement: Teach how blocking and movement on set are different from stage acting, and guide children on how to navigate their physicality in front of the camera.


  1. Scene work: Assign scenes from films or TV serials for children to practice and perform, encouraging them to get used to the different types of scripts. Look at character breakdown, backstory and looking to convey different emotions.



Practising a scene

Learning and acting a scene

To join there is £30.00 booking fee to secure a place.

Weekly cost for lesson which is 70 mins is £25.00.


We only have a few places as we prefer to teach in very small groups to ensure the best teaching standards.  We suggest to book early to avoid disappointment. Please book at the bottom of the page. Also please email us letting us know you have booked a place info1@northernfilmanddrama.com



2. Audition/Self Tape (For children or teenagers who want to join NFD now!)

(To be filmed on phone camera and uploaded to we transfer or WhatsApp)

Children 6-12 years Poem

(Please memorise)

Cold Blue Nose

Teenage Boy 13yrs to 16yrs

Teenage boy (This can ne read or memorised)

You know, they always say that growing up is inevitable. But let me tell you, there’s so much more to it than just the passing of time.

It’s like stepping onto a path shrouded in mist, not knowing where it leads. At first, you stumble and falter, finding your way through the unknown. Childhood friends become companions on this journey, facing the same uncertainties, the same fears.

As the days turn into nights and the years melt into memories, you start to see the landscape change. The playgrounds that once echoed with laughter are replaced by hallways filled with hushed conversations and hurried footsteps. The world expands before you, and suddenly, you’re not just a passenger anymore – you’re steering your own ship.

(This would be enough but if you want to continue that would be fine also)

But with every step forward, there’s a step back. You leave behind the simplicity of youth, the innocence of believing that everything will always be as it was. And in its place comes a whirlwind of emotions – joy, confusion, heartache, triumph – a chaotic symphony that becomes the soundtrack of your adolescence.

You discover that growing up is not just about getting taller, but about standing taller – standing up for what you believe in, even if your voice trembles. It’s about finding your passions, your dreams, and chasing them with a fire that refuses to be extinguished.

Yet, amidst the excitement, there’s a pang of nostalgia for the days when scraped knees were the biggest of worries, and the world was a canvas of endless possibilities. It’s bittersweet, really is.

And through it all, you learn to adapt. You learn that change is the heartbeat of life, and you’re dancing to its rhythm. You stumble, you fall, but you also rise, stronger and more resilient than before.

It’s not just about reaching the destination. It’s about embracing the detours, the challenges, and the moments that make you. It’s about becoming the person you’re meant to be.

Anyway it’s not just about reaching the destination. It’s about embracing the detours, the challenges, and the moments that make you, you! It’s about becoming the person you’re meant to be, even if you’re not quite sure who that is yet!

Young Adult boy (16yrs to 21yrs)

Romeo and Juliet 111 Verse


Tis torture, and not mercy: heaven is here,

Where Juliet lives; and every cat and dog

And little mouse, every unworthy thing,

Live here in heaven and may look on her:

But Romeo may not; more validity,

More honourable state, more courtship lives

in carrion-flies than Romeo: they my seize

on the white wonder of dear Juliet’s hand

and steal immortal blessing from her lips,

who even in pure and vestal modesty,

still blush, as thinking their own kisses sin;

But Romeo may not; he is banished:

Flies may do this, but I from this must fly.


Teenage Girl. (13yrs to 17yrs)

Broken Bonds

(Teenage Girl stands with crossed arms, her expression reflecting hurt and resentment.)

Teenage Girl: Oh, the drama, right? I mean, who knew that the bond of ‘best friendship’ could crumble faster than a stale piece of bread? You know, you’d think that having each other’s backs through thick and thin actually meant something.

But no, apparently not. It’s like a switch flipped overnight. Suddenly, the laughs turned into eye rolls, the secrets turned into silence, and that unbreakable connection? Well, turns out it could snap like a twig.

I used to think we were inseparable – like peanut butter and jelly. But how wrong was I?

But clearly, I was living in some kind of fairytale where friendships last forever.

So here I am, left with memories and a gnawing feeling that maybe, just maybe, I didn’t know her as well as I thought I did. And while I’m standing here, playing back the good times on repeat, she’s moved on like I was just a page in her last years diary that she’s ready to tear out.

Yeah, call me bitter or whatever you want, but I’m not just gonna pretend like nothing happened. Because when you let someone into your world – your secrets, your dreams, your inside jokes – and they just toss it aside like it means nothing? Well, that’s a slap in the face.

So go ahead, bestie-turned-stranger. Go pretend like you’re happier without me. But know that you left a scar where there used to be a heart-to-heart connection. And while you might have moved on, I’m still here, trying to figure out what the hell went wrong!


Teenage girls (16yrs to 21yrs)


This self- tape script (Two/three scenes)

Title: A Friendship Unbreakable


The room of 16-year-old ANNA, filled with posters, a guitar in the corner, and a desk cluttered with books. Anna sits on her bed, engrossed in her thoughts. Her best friend, LUCY, also 16, bursts into the room.

LUCY (excitedly) Anna! Guess what? I just found out we got the tickets to the concert!

ANNA (jumping up) No way! Are you serious? This is going to be epic!

They both squeal with joy, their excitement filling the room.


Anna and Lucy sit at a cozy corner table, sipping on their favorite drinks.

ANNA (smirking) Remember the time we snuck into that amusement park and rode the rollercoaster five times in a row?

LUCY (laughing) Oh, how could I forget? We were on cloud nine, thinking we were the coolest rebels ever!

They burst into laughter, reminiscing about their mischievous adventures.


Anna and Lucy sit cross-legged on the floor, surrounded by art supplies. They’re working on a collaborative painting, letting their creativity flow.

ANNA (pondering) You know, Lucy, you’re not just my friend. You’re like the sister I never had.

LUCY (teary-eyed) Aw, Anna, that means the world to me. You’re my soulmate in friendship.

They share a heartfelt moment, understanding the depth of their connection.


Anna and Lucy walk side by side, exchanging animated stories and laughter.

LUCY (excitedly) Guess what? I signed us up for the talent show! We’re going to rock the stage!

ANNA (nervously) Are you sure about this? I mean, what if we mess up?

LUCY (confidently) Anna, we’ve faced challenges together before, and we always come out stronger. Trust me, we’ll shine.

Anna smiles, reassured by her friend’s unwavering belief in their abilities.


Anna and Lucy stand in the spotlight on a vibrant stage, holding their microphones. Their hands tremble with nervousness, but their determination shines through.

ANNA (tentatively) This song is for everyone who has ever doubted themselves. We’re here to prove that together, we’re unstoppable.

They start singing, their voices blending harmoniously. As the audience cheers them on, Anna and Lucy’s confidence grows, filling the stage with their magnetic energy.


Anna and Lucy sit on a park bench, watching the sunset paint the sky in warm hues.

ANNA (softly) Lucy, no matter what life throws at us, I know we’ll always be there for each other.

LUCY (serene) Absolutely, Anna. Our friendship is unbreakable. We’ll navigate the highs and lows, side by side.

They share a contented silence, cherishing the unspoken bond that connects their hearts.





Abigail – A Friendship Unbreakable self tape





If your child rather do an improvisation or a different monologue. Here is a great monologue website Monologue Blogger
After the audition we would let you know how we would proceed onto the next stage.

Confidence through Drama. (Monday Evening)

If your child is shy and rather not opt for the self-tape audition or Beginners Course and just wants to become more confident in daily life. On a
a Monday after school we do one- to -one tuition to get help build your child’s confidence. They can continue with classes or they may want to try the acting classes. These classes would help and prepare them for an audition, if they wish to. You would need to book a lesson.  Please email alyson@nfdproductions.com
Please state that you are interested in the Monday classes only.

Class Description:

The Confidence Building for Children one to one class is designed to empower children and equip them with the necessary tools to develop self-confidence, assertiveness, and a positive mindset. Through engaging activities, discussions, and introspective exercises, children will learn to embrace their unique qualities and build a strong foundation for success and personal growth.



  1. Self-acceptance: Teach children to appreciate and embrace their individuality. Help them understand that everyone has their strengths, weaknesses, and unique qualities that make them special.


  1. Positive self-talk: Teach children the importance of positive self-talk and help them reframe negative thoughts into positive affirmations. Encourage them to replace self-critical statements with empowering, encouraging words to boost their self-confidence.


  1. Goal-setting and achievement: Teach children how to set goals to change negative thinking patterns and to achieve a positive outlook on life.

Booking a place for the Children’s and teenagers Acting Course.

If you book the course and you cannot attend due to unforeseen circumstances we would carry the fee onto the next course. However you must let us know in writing.


Film and TV Acting Course Children Beginners Leeds – Price is £25 per session for 6 weeks, payable on the night at the start of each lesson with a £30 booking fee payable in advance to reserve your place (Please click HERE to pay your £30 booking fee) – In the event, we are fully subscribed we will offer an immediate refund or a place on the next available course.

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