Hey, you -- need some help being stage & set ready?

Slow down, do less, be more

Art of Acting Masterclass London

For actors who wish to bring more nuance, complexity and depth to their craft

I want to be stage & screen ready!

3-Day Acting Masterclass with one of the world's leading acting, voice and empowerment coaches, Helena Walsh, who has over 30 years experience teaching in the film and theatre industries

The Art of Acting Masterclass (TBC)
🗓️8th to 10th November 2024

📍Paper Dress Yoga 
352 Mare St, 
E8 1HR

Fee: £450 GBP


Here's what to expect:

Discover and experience more layers, subtleties,
and nuance in your work as an actor

  • Workshop Overview
    This 3-Day Intensive will give you skills to support you in working with anxiety, self doubt and your inner critic in relationship with yourself, others and your creative community so that you can really thrive in this demanding profession!
  • Building a Connection: Imagination and Body
    You will explore how to build a relationship between your imagination and your body. This journey into the body is a tender, empathetic and compassionate one, seeking trust through unconditional positive regard from you towards yourself, others and the world around you
  • Unique Approach: A Fusion of Techniques
    Helena's unique approach combines techniques from Organic Intelligence®, NeurosystemicsTM & Fitzmaurice Voicework® and many more, helping actors connect more deeply with themselves, their scene partner, and the given environment.
  • Exploring Stillness and Insight
    You will explore moving into stillness and from there how to allow insight to emerge spontaneously through following a free flow conversation expressing from the given moment rather than about the given moment.
  • Preparing for Scene Work
    Helena will cast you in a scene, of which you will be asked to read the film script or play several times so you have full familiarity with it. You will be asked to rehearse the scene with your scene partner via zoom/in person, as you wish, a few times before you attend the workshop. Do have the scene off book. You will also be given all scenes that we are going to work on in class so that you are aware of the material we are exploring. 
  • Blending Fiction and Reality
    We will oscillate between the fictional world of the script and the here and now of the actors' moment. We will create a space built on trust little by little so you can feel what it is like to include more of you in your creative process and embodiment of a character. This is a dance between the body and the imagination, priming the environment for one to inspire the other to open and experience one breath at a time. This is not a "space space". This is a space, where trust is built slowly over the days and instead of focussing on "safety", we are focussing on "orientation" and from there we will slowly build trust with the specific actors in the room. The content and the material, that we use in an acting class is challenging and uncomfortable often and we are working with how to go to these darker, more intense places in our acting and still be able to stay oriented and present. 
  • Working with Body, Senses, and Imagination
    We will work with the body, the senses and the imagination. You will be given tools on how to regulate your nervous system for an audition, being on set, in a rehearsal room and for your day to day life.
  • Moving from Intensity to Complexity
    The work throughout the day  is to bring you out of intensity and into complexity so you can feel what it is like to experience more layers, subtleties and nuance in your work as an actor and your experience as a human being.
  • A Path of Pleasure, Curiosity, and Compassion
    Your humanity affects the  humanity in the story, what you resonate with, the story resonates with, your difference is also present in the fabric of the story, prepare to slow down, do less and be more. This is a path paved by pleasure, curiosity, compassion, empathy and empowerment for all. When we explore bringing more compassion into our body, it can feel challenging as it is a real skill to build capacity to feel good and to feel loving and to feel accepting. Many of us are not used to experiencing pleasure and goodness in relationship to our life and careers and this is truly a skill that takes time and practice. 
  • Progression of the Masterclass
    Each day will start with collective work, moving into the body and exploring your world and the character's world, then into a relationship with another and finally the ensemble of actors present.

Places limited to only 12 participants!

Don't miss out on your chance to work with one of the most sought after acting, voice and empowerment coaches.

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And just who will be teaching you
The Art of Acting Workshop?

Me! I'm Helena Walsh

International Voice & Acting Coach | Human Empowerment & Resiliency Organic Intelligence® Coach with 30+ years experience

Accomplished Entrepreneur, Researcher, and International Voice & Acting Coach. CEO and Founder of Helena Walsh Empowerment Studios. With 30+ years of experience, she prepares actors for a rich, inspiring and ever evolving career in the arts. 

Helena's holistic and integrated approach to transformation is what truly sets her apart. With a deep understanding of the creative process and the complexities of being human, she draws from a diverse range of practices, including Organic Intelligence®, Fitzmaurice Voicework®, and more. Her methods are rooted in ancient wisdom and empowered creative techniques, offering actors a truly transformative experience.

By addressing the nervous system of individuals and groups, Helena strengthens relationships, fosters coherence, and enables her clients to feel empowered collectively. She understands the unique challenges and aspirations of actors and works intimately with them to unlock their creative potential.

Helena's expertise goes beyond acting coaching. She is a sought-after mentor and consultant for leaders, providing guidance in developing presence, effective communication, and connection. Her coaching instills empowerment, resiliency, and innovation, ensuring actors have the tools they need to excel in their craft and navigate the industry with confidence.

"Her work is extraordinary"

"Helena assisted me in opening up doors to my character’s history & helped to unlock elements to their story. Her work is extraordinary and drives you to build a world around your character through narrative and imagination. Her help and support is like no other. Highly recommend working with this master craftswoman.." 


I have done two workshops now with Helena Walsh Empowerment Studios and I have really enjoyed both, learned loads and met wonderful committed people. Highly recommend!

Annette Flynn | The Crown

Working with Helena was one of the best decisions I've ever made.  It has transformed my approach to acting, and since working with her I've seen huge self-growth - both as an actor and on a personal level.  I'm excited to continue working with Helena and to see where her work and support takes me next.  

Aine Flanagan

Helena’s teachings and support will guide you through a journey of discovery and exploration of the humanity in not only you as the artist, but also in you as yourself. You’ll feel more empowered and fearless as she brings light into the unknown ahead of your artistry’s journey. I’ve been studying with her for a while and all I can say now is that, reading a script, working on character and telling stories have become so nuanced, so humane and magical. So, I can’t recommend her enough. She’s a badass coach and human being!.

Matheus Tonon

The most brilliantly adaptive acting training imaginable, one of the greats.

Justin Ensor

I've been working with Helena since we met in acting school a number of years ago.  She's like a wizard that can see and bring out things in you that you might never thought possible without her.  Helena has genuinely helped me be a better, happier and more balanced actor and human.  Couldn't recommend her and the team enough 

Jason Daly

I'm ready to join


Still Got Questions?


In practice, we open space for story to happen. 

Being in story requires experiencing it, which is very different to analysing it.  For stories to emerge imbued with complexity, you need to offer your body the initial conditions of trust and pleasure - so then you can risk and discover and surrender to the unknown.  Trusting your embodied imagination reveals the story to you - so you and the audience are constantly surprised.  We practice until it happens.