Adult acting classes at PAC, for those aged 17+, are designed to help an aspiring actor get a taste for both the craft and industry of acting


Acting classes for aspiring actors or simply, for curious minds.

Adult acting classes at PAC are designed to help an aspiring actor get a taste for both the craft and industry of acting. Each course is offered multiple times across the year, giving an actor the chance to build on the work learned in previous classes and strengthen their acting muscle. Not only does PAC attract emerging actors but also adults from all industries looking to get out of their shells, explore a hobby or tap into an old childhood dream.

No matter what someone’s reason is for coming to PAC, the benefits of an acting class on a student’s emotional and mental health is undeniable. Read more about the benefits of acting here.

Adult Acting Classes at PAC

The courses on offer at PAC include:

(Note: Not all classes are offered each term. Please keep an eye on the Timetable to see if your preferred class is on offer.)

Acting for Beginners

10-weeks, term-based.

This Acting for Beginners course is PAC’s foundation course. It is open to adults 17+ with little to no acting experience and will teach them to be present, connect with their fellow actors and use the power of improvisation to create dynamic and engaging scenes.

For the first three weeks, students will be guided step-by-step toward becoming more instinctual and brave actors. Through practical exercises, they will understand and apply the basic rules of acting – presence, connection, vulnerability – and most importantly, they will become generous actors who react to, and support their fellow actors every step of the way. In the weeks that follow, students then put this learning into practice through monologue and scene work.

Note: This is PAC’s foundation adult course and must be completed before moving onto the other adult courses on offer. Exception will be made to those students who come to PAC with prior acting experience.

Scene Study

10 weeks, term-based.

This course will build on the skills learned in Acting for Beginners and will see students working on modern plays, film and television, and longer and more complex scenes taken from classic texts. They will learn the basics of unpacking a script and understanding the given circumstances of the scene so as to help them understand the world. They will be taught about the importance of punctuation and honouring the writer’s work as well as using imagination and sense memory to create a truthful and compelling performance. Students are expected to meet at least once a week outside of class time to rehearse their allocated scenes. Students will also be assigned new scenes and partners every two weeks and so only those actors with an openness to collaboration and a strong work ethic are encouraged to apply.

Prerequisite: Acting for Beginners or a similar course elsewhere.
Where to from here: Students are encouraged to continue with Scene + Screen Gym to further build their confidence, or to move over to Screen Acting to try their hand at another aspect of acting. 

Screen Acting

10 weeks, term-based.

Students will be introduced to on-screen acting techniques and develop skills needed to become a disciplined and compelling screen actor. Through a range of ensemble building activities and improvisation, students will get comfortable with themselves, their scripts and one another. Then, over the course of the term, students will learn Stanislavksi methods of how to find the given circumstances, beats and character objectives contained within a script. They’ll apply these skills to short scripts taken from popular films and television shows and perform these to camera. They will have a chance to watch their scenes back and get feedback from their teacher.

Prerequisite: Acting for Beginners or a similar course elsewhere.
Where to from here: Students are encouraged to sign up again for the same class the following term to keep practicing and further build their confidence.


10 weeks, term-based.

This will be your weekly opportunity to let loose, free your mind and body and bring out the child that’s been trapped behind responsibility and adulthood. You will engage in a collection of solo, paired and ensemble games and improvisation exercises that will force you to think on your feet, make bold and impulsive choices, be more engaged and connected, work as a team and most importantly, trust yourself and others. Specifically, you’ll explore things like connecting to the here and now, making and accepting offers, endowing person, place or object with meaning and believing yourself into imagined circumstances.

Prerequisite: None other than a willingness to let loose.
Where to from here: Students are encouraged to stay in this course to further build their confidence, or to move to Screen Study or Scene Study to try a different aspect of acting. 

Screen + Scene Gym – COMING SOON

Ongoing. Week by week.

This weekly drop-in class will build on the skills learned in Screen Study and Screen Study and will be a weekly opportunity for committed and hard-working actors to practice their craft. Only those actors with an openness to collaboration and a strong work ethic are encouraged to apply as this may require rehearsals and research outside of class times.

Prerequisite: Acting for Beginners, Scene Study, Screen Study, or similar courses elsewhere.
Where to from here: Students are encouraged to sign up again for the same class the following term to keep practicing. 

Masterclasses & Intensives

PAC is proud to create and curate adult masterclass sessions and weekend workshops for actors who might be time poor and prefer shorter, intensive modes of study.

Topics covered in these sessions include Voice, Casting/Audition Technique and other industry-specific topics.

For all upcoming masterclasses and intensives, please keep checking into our Timetable

Frequently Asked Questions

I have no acting experience. Which course is the most suitable for me?

PAC welcomes students from all acting backgrounds; from those who have never acted before to those who are signed to agencies.

For those with no acting experience, we recommend our Acting for Beginners course.

Do you offer weekend classes?

At this stage, we do not offer weekend classes for adults.

Do you offer free trial classes?

We do not offer a free trial class as such as we feel it can distract the flow of learning for existing students.

What we do offer however is an invitation to prospective students o attend the last class of term. This will give them the opportunity to see, first-hand, the class in action.

PAC is also proud to offer a 100% money-back guarantee on all classes. Should you not enjoy the first lesson of a term (we’re pretty confident you will though!), then we will happily refund the full amount of the course.

Does PAC offer payment plans?

PAC's policy is that full payment is to be made before the commencement of a course. We are happy, however, to discuss a payment plan with a student who might be experiencing temporary financial hardship.

How many students are there in each class?

We like to keep our class sizes quite low so as to guarantee personalised attention for each student.

Our maximum class sizes are as follows:

Acting for Beginners, Improvisation - max. 15 students

Scene Study, Screen Acting - max. 12 students

Note: A class will not go ahead unless there is a minimum of 6 students enrolled. On the rare occasion that a class has to be cancelled due to low numbers, paid students will be notified in advance.

What should I wear to class?

We encourage all students to wear loose and comfortable clothing to all lessons so as to free their ability to move and explore.

I'm running late to a class. What should I do?

In the event of running late to a class, please call the centre on 1300 828 144 and inform management. Alternatively, send an email to info@

I can’t make class. Can I get a refund?

PAC does not offer a refund for missed classes.

Can I start a class in the middle of a term?

In order to get the most out of the course, students are strongly encouraged to attend all classes.

For this reason, we do not take enrolments after the commencement of the first lesson.

Where do you run the acting classes?

Our classes are run out of the Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) in Parramatta.

The address is 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta. Corner of Victoria Road and Villiers Street.

If you're driving:

We recommend parking in the carpark of North Parramatta McDonalds next door and walking over.

If you're catching public transport:

ICE is a 15-20 minute walk from Parramatta train station. Walk all the way down Church Street until you hit Prince Alfred Park. Cross diagonally through the park and ICE will be on the corner across Victoria Road.

On the rare occasion that a class will be held elsewhere, parents will be notified in advance.

I can't commit to a weekly course. Do you have weekend intensives or masterclasses?


Keep an eye out on our Adults course page for for future intensives and masterclasses.

Do you offer any industry advice?

Of course. Our co-founder, Nisrine Amine, is both an educator and working actor giving her plenty of insight into the acting industry. As are all of our acting teachers.

Feel free to organise a meeting with the team to chat about your needs.

Email info@

Is PAC affiliated with any acting agencies?

Although PAC can suggest names of Sydney Acting Agencies to keen students, they are not affiliated with any of them.

Any advice or recommendations given by the team at PAC regarding acting agencies are personal opinions of the team members themselves.

While staff at PAC may pass on audition notices to actors, they in no way receive payment (monetary or otherwise) for doing so.

How are PAC's short courses delivered?

Each short course runs for 8 weeks.

Every lesson is 2 hours long and runs weekly for the 8 weeks.

What are your 2024 Term Dates?

Term 1: Monday 5 February – Saturday 13 April 2024
Term 2: Monday 29 April – Saturday 6 July 2024
Term 3: Monday, 22 July – Saturday, 28 September 2024
Term 4: Monday 14 October – Saturday 21 December 2024