Adult Actors Weekender

August Residential Weekend

Three fantastic days of Acting training with like minded open individuals. Runs Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th August 2024.

Bookings now open! Book your space below 👇 and transform your career and future opportunities

An immersive three day residential course

To hone your skills, build confidence and offer real industry insight…

What to expect

This course runs Friday - Sunday and gives you confidence and guidance, Brush up your toolkit to continue taping and booking work. Reset any blocks and ensure that you can “show up” for your next opportunity.

Expert coaches

Our Senior Acting staff run this course, along with agents from Mark Jermin Management. We'll be joined by a line up of guests tutors, casting directors, industry creatives and masterclass leaders.

Residential location

The Adult Weekender takes place at St Teresa’s, Effingham, one of Surrey’s most beautiful grounds. You'll be free to explore the facilities whilst on site including: studios, recording booths, theatre, swimming pool and more.

Bookings Open for MJ Adult Weekender 2024

Calling all actors aged 18+! Get ready for an incredible weekend with team MJ in Effingham, Surrey. Enjoy three jam-packed days to improve your skills and build your career.

Secure your place today with an £85 deposit, and get ready for an immersive three days of triple threat training.

Book Your Place

Use the Book Your Place button below to book your space at our Adult Weekender. 

You can pay a deposit of just £85 today to secure your place, then pay the remainder at a later date (£450) or in three instalments (£150). Alternatively you can pay in full now.

What you have to look forward to 👇

👉 Accommodation and meals included for the entire duration of the Course.

👉 Casting workshops, audition technique classes, commercial castings, method masterclasses, scene study classes, chemistry testing, intimacy rehearsals, screen testing, and self tape analysis.

👉 Headshots taken and digital copies provided

👉 Evening socials where amazing memories and friendships are formed.

👉 Personal 1-1 career plan meeting with one of our professionals.

👉 A round up performance class and site visit into Central London

Adults Weekender FAQs

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Actors on the course will take part in an array of Acting classes, workshops, meetings, Q and As over the 3 days. All guests and tutors will be brought onto site and we aim to organise a really diverse collection of classes to stimulate and inspire!

2 x Nights Accommodation is included in the course fees (with shared or single occupancy available) and all Meals on site will be provided. (The team on site will be able to accommodate any dietary requirements)  

Each day will be designed to provide a variation of classes and the opportunity to work with every Acting coach and Guest Tutor on the course. We aim to start each day as a larger group and then split into smaller groups for some classes. We hope to inspire, challenge, and empower you throughout the weekend… whilst ensuring you have a fantastic time and experience!

In the evenings,  our team will help with selftape requests, and allow you to unwind on site in the beautiful grounds. The team at Mark Jermin will also provide social activity, team bonding and entertainment for all (This is completely optional to join in is as much as you like)

Our Adults Weekender course is open to all actors who are passionate and driven to further their skills and careers.

Many working actors already take our weekly classes in between roles and so the Weekender is a great extension of these classes. We also welcome those with less experience whom may be looking to explore Acting more. 

Whilst we do have our own Agency Mark Jermin Management, You can attend our classes and Weekender if you are represented elsewhere. You are also very welcome to attend if you are currently unrepresented and looking to change agents. 

For any actors who are currently unrepresented (don’t have an Agent) the course could be a great way of obtaining one, as well as getting some in the room live performance experience. 

It isn’t compulsory, but we do advise all Actors to have:

  • A monologue – showcasing YOU. This can be ANY Piece,  performed in any style, any genre, any accent, but just a piece that encompasses you and shows what you can do.


  • A duologue – with another Actor on the course. This can be from any play or screenplay or could even be written by yourselves. We advise you to keep to it simple in its staging with a few chairs / table and personal props if you need any of these to aid the scene.

Our Adult actors Weekender 2024 will begin in St Teresa’s in Surrey with training and classes but will complete its “final take” in Central London (heart of the West end and media city!) a bit like what we hope for you and your career… you start with us by training but then fully flourish in a professional industry setting!

Please read below for more details:

The course will begin at St Teresa’s with training and classes to all actors from Friday 2nd August. 

Guests will reside for 2 x nights (Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August) partaking in all masterclasses, training and experiences organised on site. 

On the final day (Sunday 4th August) Actors on this course will be transported (all included) via coach into Central London and treated to an industry class and matinee  performance  (The chosen performance or class is to be confirmed dependent on numbers but information will be given to all committed enrolled students of the course)

The performance and additional class on the Sunday will be included in the course fees (no additional extras)

The Sunday 4th August Central London class and performance is likely to officially complete at 4.30pm / 5pm. But team MJ are hoping to book an area in London town should Actors wish to “keep going” and continue networking / socialising in London if you fancied “making another night of it” in town.  

Actors are then free to make their own way home (from Central London) as we thought this may make it easier for Actors travelling further distances.

Guests who have cars can either drive into Central London on Sunday and then make their way home directly from there or you are free to leave your vehicle on site at St Teresa’s and can collect their vehicles on Sunday evening or Monday. Anyone leaving their vehicle at St Teresa’s will have to make their own travel arrangements back to Effingham when convenient for you.

All actors will need to provide and organise their own travel arrangements to St Teresa’s. The finale of the course will complete in Central London. (We have planned this as thought this may be easier for many actors who will be travelling via public transport.)

The address of St Teresa’s is St Teresa’s, Effingham Hill, Effingham, Dorking, RH5 6ST

There is ample complimentary parking for anyone who wishes to bring and leave their car on site. 

For public transport, the nearest train stations include: Dorking , Effingham and Leatherhead. From each train station mentioned, there is then a 10 minute car journey and there are reputable taxi companies within the area to make that short journey. (We advise or can put students travelling to the same train stations in touch with each other to share this if needed)

It is entirely up to you! Students are encouraged to be themselves and wear whatever they like. 

We do however encourage Students and would want every student to be in appropriate attire that they can move freely in with suitable footwear. This could be any form of loose joggers, leggings and accompanying t-shirts, vests, sweaters etc. Flat footwear or non-slip trainers would be best.

More information of the classes, the workshops and Guests who will be brought onto site will be given to enrolled students who have paid and committed to the course sooner to the start date. This information will be emailed out with timings of the course, and with anything specific you may need to prepare or bring. 

  • The team at MJSS will be following all Health and Safety rulings within the venue’s policies and following the protocol in place to ensure that students are always kept safe when in our care.
  • A full list of rules and Health and Safety guidelines will be delivered on day one of the course.
  • If any student feels unsafe or unwell during the course, please inform a staff member who has a duty of care. No medical treatment will be given without consent.
  • Each Student will have access to all MJ staff members for the weekend as their “go to persons” mentors, helpers, and chaperones.
  • If anyone is to have any injuries or accidents whilst on site, our team will be hands on to deal and help with accordingly. All medical conditions of Students that have been mentioned as previously requested have been noted and recorded.
  • If anyone needs to contact our team during the week for any concern or query, email is our preferred method of contact and the inbox that will be consistently answered will be [email protected]
  • However, if you need to get in touch with our team in the form of an Emergency you are welcome to contact the team on the office 01792 458855 

Book Your Place

Use the Book Your Place button below to book your space at our Adult Weekender. 

You can pay a deposit of just £85 today to secure your place, then pay the remainder at a later date (£450) or in three instalments (£150). Alternatively you can pay in full now.

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