Trestle Theatre Masterclasses for Adults with Alex Bell

Sun Jan 8th to Sun Apr 16th
  13:00 to 16:00
 Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans, UK


This Spring Trestle Theatre Company are running a third series of Adult Masterclasses, this time focussing on practitioners and delivered by Acting Teacher and Director, Alex Bell.

Each masterclass will be on a drop-in basis with a different focus each session from the fundamentals of actor training to exploring different practitioners. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to show up and play!

Session 1 | Sunday 8 January, 1 pm – 4 pm

Acting Fundamentals

  • Delve into what acting is and discover the benefit of effective objectives when approaching scenes and text.

Session 2 | Sunday 12 February, 1 pm – 4 pm

Michael Chekhov’s ‘Atmosphere’

  • Explore Michael Chekhov’s work on atmosphere to practice creating dynamic scenes.

Session 3 | Sunday 5 March, 1 pm – 4 pm

Lecoq’s 7 Levels of Tension

  • Using physicality to raise the stakes in any scene

Session 4 | Sunday 16 April, 1 pm – 4 pm

Laban’s Effort Actions

  • Explore character through Laban’s physical practice.


Alex Bell is an acting teacher and director with over a decade of experience. He originally trained as an actor at the University of Northampton before moving on the complete his MA in Actor Training and Coaching at Central School of Speech and Drama, which he completed with Distinction.

Since then he has worked in a variety of institutions, such as Central School of Speech and Drama, East 15, Royal Academy of Music, Italia Conti, LAMDA and Identity School of Acting teaching everything from Clowning to Grotowski.

He considers his approach ‘person-oriented’, with an emphasis on the students and working with their unique skills.


Booking is done through our website via . Please book in advance prior to the session so that we know the numbers, if you are not able to book online but would like to hold a space please email or call 01727 850950.

There are discounts available when you book all 4 sessions

COST: £20 per person per session (Over 18s only)


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