Actors Lab

Acting is not a mystery. It is a craft and it can be learnt. But everyone’s process will end up being different. At Actors Lab Studio no one will tell you how to act, but you will discover what works for you. Ours is a safe fun space where Studio founder Peter Feeney and guest tutors (actors and directors at the top of their game) share practical and hard-won wisdom. You get to choose what works for you. Pulling all the learning strands together, Peter’s book ‘Acting and How to Survive It’ summarises all the approaches and techniques on offer.

Latest News

Peter’s book has officially launched! If you weren’t at the book launch don’t worry you can grab your copy here!

Meet our 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
It was Peter who showed me the real essence of what acting was. Not the power of the words you speak, but rather the space between. The space for reacting and expressing emotion when words just don’t cut it. His influence on my acting is what put me on the road to my role in the TV series ‘Mystic,’ and his wisdom opened my eyes to listening not just with my ears, but with my heart.
Antonia Robinson
Actor
I started attending Peter’s classes at a time that I was uninspired and studying a degree I wasn’t interested in. From day dot, Peter reinvigorated my imagination and confidence through consistent creative technique every week, all packaged in an extortionate amount of knowledge and wit. After a year of classes I was packed with a renewed sense of excitement and commitment and was accepted into NIDA.
Olivia Mortimer-Eade
Actor
Peter gave me not only invaluable tools in terms of theory and practice, but also a professional approach to acting that proved essential when trying to break into Hollywood, plus an ongoing support that I truly appreciate.
Julie Collis
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