Ottawa's Premier Acting School for Theatre / Film & TV since 2013

Take the first step into the world of acting! 

This is our most popular course! It offers an intro to acting in a lively, fun and supportive atmosphere. Ideal for those with little or no acting experience, the course provides participants the opportunity explore acting in a fun & practical way. Everything from acting techniques and methods to scene study and character development is covered in this introductory course. Laughs and new friendships are guaranteed! Whether you are serious about becoming an actor or simply wish to try something new and creative, you will find this course fun, social and rewarding. 

"So much fun, and so rewarding. I almost didn't sign up but I'm so glad I did. I've taken 4 classes and plan to take more. Taking courses also led to landing my first professional acting job."

- Tahera Mufti

Warm ups & focus exercises
Scene study
Character work
The business of acting
Audition techniques

..and so much more!

ACTING 1: Beginning

Upcoming Classes


​​8-week course begins Wednesday, November 1 - December 20 /  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

$295.00 + HST  (Every Wednesday evening for 8 weeks) 

6-week course begins Sunday, November 12 - December 17 / 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$245.00 + HST   (Every Sunday afternoon for 6 weeks)



" I want you to fall in love with acting by leading you through fun, social yet challenging acting exercises. I teach you the fundamentals of acting and what you can do with it. These classes aren't just for acting, people take these classes for many reasons, it might be to gain confidence, to challenge yourself or just to have fun! "

​- John Muggleton, Instructor

AC Co-Founder & Acting Instructor
Actor, director and teacher John Muggleton has been acting professionally for more than 20 years. Recent shows David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross (Best Production 2015 Capital Critics Awards) and Speed-The-Plow (Outstanding Male Actor nomination Prix Rideau Awards, Best Actor Nomination Capital Critics Circle Awards), Sébastien de Valmont in Dangerous Liaisons, and Wrong Turn at Lungfish (Acting Award of Excellence Eastern Ontario Drama Festival). Television credits include Treehouse TV, Goregoyles, the Gemini winning Skylight and BRAVO TV’s Mann to Mann in which he was also a writer. John also appeared in over 650 performances of Second City’s Tony 'n Tina’s Wedding in Toronto. John is a recipient of the Audrey Ashley Award for longstanding dedication to the Ottawa theatre community. John's full first length play Burn will be performed at the Gladstone Theatre during the summer of 2017 and at the Tsawwassen Theatre, Vancouver, in September of 2018.

"The staff is amazing and the insights the instructors provide is second to none. Come for the fantastic atmosphere, stay for the people you'll meet. A genuine gold mine for anyone who has a passion, or wants to have a passion, for the performing arts."

- Michael Rogov