Cartwright Drama Studio. The opportunity to really build a career in acting. The studio includes…
Ideally situated with good transport links. There is a free car park opposite and it is very close to both Chorley train station and the bus station.
Classes at present are for adults from 18 years upwards.
Class One: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Class Two: 12.15pm – 2.15pm
Class Three: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
These studios are a few minutes walk from Piccadilly Train Station and are well located for both on site and nearby, on road parking.
Class One: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Class Two: 12.15pm – 2.15pm
Class Three: 2.30pm – 4.30pm
These classes are so amazing’..
‘Love every minute’..’I have attended many classes in Manchester and London and this is by far the best’…’Brilliant!’..’Jim is absolutely fantastic, the class is inspirational, the laughs are loud, love it’..’You bring out the best in us’..’Jim is an incredible teacher’..’So much talent in the room, fantastic classes’…’The classes are so amazing’..’The Cartwright drama studio is the greatest drama studio in history!!!!!!’…’So welcoming and non judgemental’..’I highly recommend it’..’Very inspiring’..’I can’t recommend it enough’..’A wonderful class, so skilled at drawing out talent’..
I find Jim’s classes the most wonderful of environments; it really is like being part of a family. I’ve never lost my passion for acting but somewhere along the way I lost the belief in myself as an Actor. Jim has really given me that back and I know believe in myself again. Jim himself is a true inspiration his enthusiasm is infectious and intoxicating. Jim is so generous with his spirit his time, he truly cares about his student and wants nothing more than to see them succeed. I am much honoured to consider him one of my friends and mentors.
It’s impossible to oversell how inspiring Jim’s classes have been for writing, performing and creating stories and characters in what is an incredibly nurturing and welcoming environment. I love that we leave each class feeling that success as a performer is ours for the taking and that it’s not a case of ‘if’ but ‘when’. It’s hugely empowering and signing up to the studio is one of the best investments I made.
I have been going to Jim’s classes for just over a year now. Not only has he rekindled my love of writing but he has helped my confidence grow. He is so supportive and has fostered a really caring and nurturing environment where everyone feels safe to experiment. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the classes to anyone, whether an absolute beginner or more seasoned professional.
As soon as I walked into the class I knew that I had joined something special. Everyone helps one another be their best and there is a tremendous sense of camaraderie. Jim fosters a great work ethic and encourages you to think outside your comfort zone and not to be scared about challenging yourself. I cannot recommend the school enough.
It is both a privilege and a pleasure to attend the classes of Jim Cartwright. His experience is second to none as a writer, director and indeed an actor. The list of people he has worked with reads like a veritable Who’s Who of modern television and theatre and yet he takes drama classes in little old Chorley. A real man of the people.
I have really enjoyed my short time that I’ve been going to the Cartwright studios , Jim makes you feel like you’re a part of a team and we are all in it together accompanied with that for me it has built my confidence as an actor who has been working in the industry for 10 years many classes I have attended since leaving LAMDA have not compared to those of Jim’s!!
Having heard from a couple of friends that Jim Cartwright was starting classes I just knew I had to be part of it. I performed in ROAD at Drama School in 1990 and have always loved this style of Northern, gritty performing. Being part of the classes has completely reignited my love of Acting after becoming jaded with the whole business. Working with Jim, who emphasises that FUN and ‘showing off’ is perfectly fine and indeed encouraged and a group of actors with varying degrees of experience who are giving, supportive and a joy to be with, the Sunday classes can’t come around quick enough. My confidence now going for auditions is through the roof and I am now amazed when I don’t get the part with my new-found confidence. An absolute joy to be a part of this Northern acting revolution, long may this fabulous ROAD continue.
There is no bullshit about Jim. He’s salt of the earth. Yet he makes you believe that all things are possible if you dream big and have a plan. In Jim’s classes you will discover ideas and abilities you never knew you had. Or, how to stop hiding your light under a bushel (whatever a bushel is). Truly inspirational!
I’ve been attending Jim’s class since November 2016 and I have also had a one to one with Jim and I have to say that I feel like I learn so much in every class. Jim really does let you explore as an actor and just get back into creating a character with your imagination. It’s been wonderful to work with Jim writing my own monologue and also being able to see how other actors in the class have created there’s too. I always leave the lessons feeling positive about myself as a performer yet also wanting to push myself even further in the following weeks class.
Jim Cartwright’s workshops are amazing! Warm and welcoming, innovative, inspiring and an oasis of the imagination! Everyone is encouraged to develop their creativity through exploration of performance and the crafting of their ideas into words, in a collaborative environment, in which to be included is a joy and a blessing! The scope of all the elements and techniques covered – theatre and film- voice, mime, improvisation (the list is considerable ….) is comprehensive and confidence enhancing to players at all stages of their careers. To be stimulated and nurtured by a gifted man of such calibre- not just in writing (which is internationally renowned) but in his understanding of many aspects of the industry, is incredible- not least because this all occurs in such friendly, heart-warming, supportive surroundings, which Jim naturally fosters. Quality is pursued and success results! I have to keep pinching myself that I’m on board with such an accomplished captain and his thoroughly trusty ‘warrior’ crew. Thank you, Jim, you’re an inspiration and thank you Angela for your initial encouragement too!
Being taught acting by Jim Cartwright is a privilege and a pleasure. He’s a warm, positive, encouraging teacher, backed up with all the knowledge, skill and vision you’d expect from someone with his credentials. I always think there’s a top down effect in any group, and thanks to Jim’s supportive, friendly teaching, I come to a class full of supportive, friendly actors, where it’s always a joy to work. Jim’s approach builds you up and gives you confidence, as well as the skills, knowledge and motivation you need to get out there and a build a great acting career.
I’ve never felt so at home and so welcome at any drama training like I do at Cartwright Drama Studio. The talent that makes up Cartwright Studio is exceptional, and under the expert guidance and enthusiasm of Jim Cartwright and Tracey Higgins, it’s easy to see why. Always challenging, always fun! I’m developing enormously as an actress each week and so I know the sessions are of huge benefit to me.
The classes are great for empowering us as actors, not only for the opportunity to work with Jim, but because we are encouraged and guided to create and then perform our own work in front of industry professionals.
I still have to pinch myself that my new actor coach and mentor is the mighty Jim Cartwright. Since going to these classes with Jim, it has reignited that fire in my belly for this weird and wonderful performer game we play. Jim has such an incredible imagination and has stripped acting right back to the basics; the basic stuff we did many moons ago but have either lost the spark for or become lazy over the years and skipped those instincts and skills. Such a wonderful, motivated environment to study, along with lovely people. Thanks Jim, for giving us all hope, focus, and for helping me re-discover the actor talent that I felt was starting to fade, around a busy real life!
I decided to take myself serious as an actor after 20 years in showbiz all singing all dancing at Haven Butlins Centre Stage. Going to Cartwright Manchester Drama working with Jim Cartwright Co-writing acting directing with passion and pure imagination is without any hesitation the best decision I’ve ever made. Thanks for having me and making me feel part of the team.
Joining Cartwright drama studio has given me the confidence to say I can do this and I’m going to succeed by getting myself an acting job. I feel I’m part of a family and it’s a great feeling. Thank you Jim, Angela and Tracy for the opportunity.
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