Acting is being, and being is reacting

The Actors Lab

The Actors Lab Studio began twenty years ago in Sydney when Peter Feeney began running scene groups; a place where actors could work out with their peers and keep acting fit. Since then Peter has taught in Brisbane, Sydney, Toi Whakaari (Wellington), The Actors Program (Auckland), and in his own Studio in Auckland. Over that time, which has run parallel with Peter’s own professional career, Actors Lab has evolved in to its present form: a safe fun space where Peter and guest tutors (actors and directors at the top of their game) share their practical and hard-won wisdom.

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Term 3 starting soon enrol while spaces are still available 

Meet our Guest Tutors

Each term students don’t just work alongside Peter Feeney. They also work with other industry experts to give them a broad training and varied perspectives. Students lead their own learning, making suggestions term to term.

Peter is a gifted teacher & industry professional. I trust him implicitly with our actors for all areas of developing & maintaining their craft. He is extremely accessible, sensitive & caring.
Kathryn Rawlings
Agent, Kathryn Rawlings & Associates
I found this course really valuable. You had no ego about teaching us – which meant I never felt you were imposing your own views on us, rather you let us discover things ourselves but also shared your wisdom and experience freely. Awesome!
Hannah Banks,
Auckland Actor
Peter's classes are constantly challenging you as an actor. I feel more confident in my skills and feel like I'm super prepared for all my auditions. Peter is beyond amazing and really goes out of his way for his students. I can easily say his knowledge was a major reason for booking my latest tv role.
Brogan Wilkinson
Auckland Actor
"Peter's classes are absolutely brilliant and I have learnt more in the few weeks doing his classes than in the Years spent training at various drama schools."
Faye Rillstone
Auckland Actor
Peter brings fresh vision to his work coupled with professional wisdom and his inimitable energy.
Miranda Harcourt
Actor, Acting Coach, Ex-Head of Acting, NZ Drama School
"I so appreciated working with you. You bring a fantastic combination of experience, optimism, hard work and pragmatism to it all, and you’re so very good with your students/ fellow actors. Thank you!"
Vincent Ward
Director