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Children’s Admissions Process

Children’s Admissions Process at NFD

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 children’s admissions process is your first step towards an incredible acting adventure:

How to apply.

  1. First, get in touch please either ring 07932653466 or email info1@northernfilmanddrama.com
  2. Come along to a taster session to see if you enjoy the class, and at the same time, we do an informal in-class assessment.


Passion for Acting:

We’re seeking passionate young individuals who have a genuine love for acting. Whether you’ve performed theatre or enjoyed 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 experience levels. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to cater to beginners and those who have already taken their first steps on stage or in front of a camera.


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, improvised scenario, or a self-tape audition we are here to encourage you.


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:

Our 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!

What we cover here at NFD?

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


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


Example of our training on set for our young adult actors. Trailer for One Fatal Moment.



Abigail – A Friendship Unbreakable self tape Self Tape for an audition.


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.

Wednesday Evening from 5.00pm

PRICE From £14.50 per session.