Tēnā koutou. Nau mai, haere mai.
Greetings, and welcome to the Actors Lab Studio – a boutique acting school founded in 2005. We offer part time professional training, so our students can pursue acting via other means, and hold down a job and train with us outside office hours.

Ours is a safe, fun and nurturing space where Studio founder Peter Feeney and our guest tutors – actors, casting directors, improvisors, coaches of various stripes and directors at the top of their game – share their insights and hard-won wisdom. You’ll lead your own learning, guided and supported by Peter’s acting handbook, ‘Acting and How to Survive It’ – handed to you free at your first class. We’re here to give you the know-how and resilience needed for a long career.

Starting this year in term 3, our Foundational program is available for those with limited experience who are ready to make a serious commitment to acting for 4 x 8-session terms. Starting term 4 our part time (4 x 8 session term, one night a week) Professional program will commence. In 2025 we are starting our full-time Professional program (4 x 8 session term, two nights a week) diploma. The Professional courses are open to actors with existing experience, and promising graduates from our Foundational program.

Alongside these courses we offer year-round drop-in classes: all actors of all abilities are welcome, with classes streamed based on experience.

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Actors Lab Studio began 25 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 and across the motu. Over that time, which has run parallel with Peter’s own professional career, The Actors Lab Studio has evolved into its present form: a school for excellence in the performing arts.
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