Events and Workshops...

Ken has trained some of Britain's leading stars of stage and screen including Daniel Craig, Ewan McGregor, Lily James, Paapa Essiedu, Hayley Atwell, Michelle Dockery, Orlando Bloom, Dominic West and Damian Lewis.

He shares many of his insights and techniques in a number of Masterclasses, Lectures and Workshops which he runs throughout the year. These are very popular and places are limited so be sure to book early.


Training the Outstanding Actor

A lecture demonstration by Professor Ken Rea

Wednesday 9th May 2018 6.30pm
Guildhall School of Music & Drama,
Milton Court Concert Hall,
Silk Street EC2Y 9BH
FREE - click here for bookings.

Ken Rea lecture


In this interactive lecture demonstration Ken outlines his discoveries and insights drawing on over 30 years' teaching and research at Guildhall and around the world. With a group of actors, and using video footage and live video playback, he will demonstrate some of the key exercises he has developed to nurture the actor's imagination, individuality and charisma.

For actors, you'll discover a range of powerful, proven techniques. For drama teachers and directors, you'll learn new ideas and exercises that can enliven your classes and rehearsals.

Topics covered include:

  • Doing exciting work as an actor

    Values, risk, danger, playfulness
  • Nurturing the imagination

    Strategies for taking off the pressure
  • Strengthening presence and charisma

    Eastern techniques, keys to presence, the psychology of charisma
  • Having a successful career

    Setting goals, personality, networking
  • Delivering the standout qualities in a drama school

    Setting up the creative environment, motivating actors
Tickets are FREE but numbers are limited. Click here for bookings.


Ken Rea lecture