For those of you who truly believe that all the world’s stage and you are its lead actor, the performing arts await you. For decades now, Bangalore has seen some fine drama schools open shop in all corners of the city. And if you are keen on proving your acting chops, they’ll help you do it. LBB scouts for the best theatre classes in the city.

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Bangalore Little Theatre

Yours Truly Theatre

This popular theatre group holds workshops for adults, kids, and corporates. Their basic theatre workshops delves into the nuances of theatre production, helps your understand expressions and characterizations, and gets you to think out of the box.

Where: 1, 17th E Main Road, CMH Road, Indiranagar

When: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm

Contact: +91 9845853093

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Bangalore Little Theatre

bangalore little theatre one of the oldest groups in bangalore

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One of the city’s oldest theatre groups, BLT {as it is known fondly} has been around since 1960 and has staged over 200 plays. Their annual SPOT {Summer Project on Theatre} workshop is an intense training-cum-production project that will see you nurture the thespian in you. SPOT has completed over 30 programmes since it first started, so you know your stage career is in very capable hands.

When: Look out for updates on their Facebook page.

Contact: info@bangalorelittletheatre.org

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MISFIT

My Interest Stays Firmly In Theatre aka MISFIT runs two – Level 1 and Level 2 – workshops. The first one, Level 1, is the foundation course and is focussed on shedding your inhibitions, learning about stagecraft, and teaches you a thing or two about character building. The advanced course, on the other hand, is all about helping you to deliver real performances. 

Where: Outlaw Dance Studio, 4th Floor, 11, Shambhavi Complex, 60ft road, 6th block, Koramangala

When: 5-6 weeks {Saturdays and Sundays only} with 6-7 hours per session. Or

9-10 weeks(Either Saturday or Sunday) with 6-7 hours per session

Contact: +91 9241500886.

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Jagriti

jagriti has theatre arts program for kids at whitefield

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If you know of kiddos who are  keen on theatre, do check out Jagriti’s Theatre Arts Program {TAP}, that spans nine months and includes lessons in writing, body awareness, and voice training. For the adults, you can sign up for any of the regular workshops including one on Basic Acting , that covers breathing and voice, understanding the stage, and performing text.

Where: Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield

When: Check out their website for regular updates.

Contact: 080 41242879

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Tent Cinema

tent cinema in banashankari is an acting school

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Helmed by renowned film director Nagathihalli Chandrashekar, Tent Cinema is an out-and-out acting school, that’s not restricted to the theatre space. If you are serious about an acting career, then, sign up for their Intensive Acting Classes that’s aimed at amateur actors and theatre lovers. They also have workshops for children and another one for adults, that explores the various facets of the craft.

Where: Lyrics, 3rd Floor,184, 17th Main Road, 2nd Stage, Banashankari

When: Check out the schedule here.

Contact: 080 65695500

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National School of Drama

The prestigious drama school has a centre in Bangalore, and their one-year, full-time course is ideal for those who want to prove their acting chops and take centre stage. Divided up into semesters, you will learn the tribal arts, music, folk theatre, and other aspects of drama with this course.

Where: Kalagrama, Mallathahalli, Behind Bangalore University

When: Check out their website for updates.

Contact: 080 23183027

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Bangalore School of Speech and Drama

This space conducts classes in theatre for the little ones. There’s also a Summer Theatre Workshop – that lasts for two weeks and also hosts a production – for the kids. If you belong to the adult category, however, the drama school regularly hosts workshops that help you embrace the actor in you.

Where: Plot No. 529, 16th A Cross, 3rd Main, Sector 6, HSR Layout

When: Check out their FB page for updates.

Contact: 080 25720735

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WeMove Theatre

we move theatre in jayanagar has drama workshops for everyone

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While they conduct workshops for everyone from corporates to children, it is their Big Step initiative that you need to watch out for. From acting to directing, lighting, production, and makeup for the stage – you can choose to pursue the passion of your choice.

Where: 110/A, 29th Cross Rd, 7th Block, Jayanagar

When: Check out their FB page for updates.

Contact: +91 9980169269

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Suchitra Cinema & Cultural Academy

The Centre for Film and Drama, that’s part of the Suchitra Academy, offers short term certificate courses in acting and the dramatic arts. This course is conducted in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and is ideal for those who are serious about acting as a career.

Where: 36, 9th Main, B V Karanth Road, 2nd Stage, Banashankari Stage

When: Contact them for details

Contact: 080 26711785

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Featured image via: Bangalore Little Theatre