Intro to Acting for 40+

Intro to Acting for 40+ Workshop

ManHandsThis five hour workshop introduces adults to Actorium’s Meisner Technique Acting Program. The workshop is geared for adults who have a curiosity about acting but haven’t pursued it as a career, or for those interested in acting for personal or professional development.

Meisner Technique was developed by renowned acting instructor Sanford Meisner. Actors from all genres have trained in this technique: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert Duvall, Nicholas Cage, Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey …the list goes on.

Students of Meisner Technique come away with a stronger understanding of themselves, with more confidence in self expression and the ability to form stronger connections with others.

For those who complete this workshop and are interested in continuing with Foundations or Scene Study at Actorium scroll down.

All classes and workshops are held at Actorium, 2910 Commercial Drive, Vancouver. Cost is $95 + GST

If you have any questions, please email or call 604-445-7751.

10am – 3pm
February 18, 2018
$95.00 + GST

11am – 4pm
March 2, 2018
$95.00 + GST

10am – 3pm
April 15, 2018
$95.00 + GST

10am – 3pm
May 13, 2018
$95.00 + GST


Other 40+ Programs at Actorium:

Along with our regular Foundations II program Actorium offers the same program specifically for the 40+ novice actor. If you feel more comfortable working among your peers and have completed our Introductory Workshop we recommend Foundations II for 40+ or Scene Study.

Foundations II for the Novice Actor 40+

For those who completed the Intro to Acting for 40+ one day Workshop and who would like to continue working and developing through acting among their peers. 

8 weeks
$340 (2 payment option)
Prerequisite: Foundations I or 40+ Workshop

Up-coming Program Dates:
1pm – 3:30pm
Starts Jan. 16, 2018


Scene Study for 40+: OBJECTIVES & ENVIRONMENT + Foundations III

This program is for NOVICE ACTORS 40+ and although we follow the same curriculum as our regular Scene Study program this program is offered specifically for those who have completed the Intro to Acting for 40+ workshop and want to continue working in a similar environment among their peers.

This is a pure acting class with a focus on the mechanisms of acting. Actorium’s Scene Study program follows Stanislavski’s theory with Meisner technique used as an additional tool. The focus of Objectives & Environment Scene Study Program is to close the gap between the actor and the role they play through alignment with Objectives. Actors progress at their own pace. One scene is developed through the course of 8 weeks.

Foundations III 3pm – 5:30pm
Scene Study 6pm – 10pm
Starts March 9, 2018
8 Weeks – no class March 30, 2018
Prerequisite: Intro to Acting for 40+ 

Scene Study + Foundations II & III: Two payments of $390 + GST
$100 deposit made on registration.
Balance of $290 + full GST due on Mar 9, 2018
2nd payment due Apr 13, 2018



I was so nervous to go to the workshop and there was no need to be! It felt like such a safe space to explore outside my comfort zone, and I am so grateful for that experience. Thank you!

The activities/exercises feel like a return to our more natural selves before being told how to be, what to say, how to say it. I am reminded to check in with myself for authentic expression of my experience in the moment. Thank you for your brilliance in presenting this opportunity.

Breaking down a few walls isn’t that difficult when the reward is feeling like a kid again, what an amazing release! I just signed up for my next program with Actorium … (which can’t start soon enough).

I recently joined Actorium out of curiosity that I’ve had for many years as well to see if I could gain more confidence in communicating with others. The variety of classes offered and the prices made it very easy for me to commit. I am beyond excited about how much I have already learned!

Actorium has taught me to slowly breath through my fears and instead use them to my benefit. In the past I’ve never been able to slow my thoughts down long enough to gain that control and understanding, so when I felt it in the moment and then saw this change happening, I was overwhelmed with emotion.

Not only has the program allowed me to tap into my childhood bliss that I chose to let go of, but it also helped me look at places I blocked out within myself. I am becoming more whole and my relationships are becoming more authentic and honest. I am finding the program is helping me stay present and be more honest with everyone in my daily interactions. Rather than my habit of keeping my thoughts to myself, I’m able to share those feelings with people I trust and they make room for me. I have richer relationships because I’m able to recognize what I’m feeling and sense what others are feeling.

I want to express my appreciation for the opportunity to join the Meisner Intro Class. The attention, understanding and encouragement you give is communicated with such compassion and depth that makes one want to incorporate and excel.

Even from the first workshop there has been a shift in my interaction with others and awareness of how and what I communicate. I learn something new with each class and the experience stays alive within me until the next class.