• Introduction

  • About the School

  • The Main School

  • School Holiday Programme

  • Masterclasses

  • Auditioning

  • Voice overs

  • Testimonials

About Ann Peters School of Acting

With the agency being involved with all the early films shot in South Australia it became apparent that a school was needed. By casting, I learnt about auditioning from various directors. My observations on film sets and my experience as an actress gave me the expertise and knowledge with which to impart. 

The school grew and is renowned for being the stepping stone into the industry for many "names".   Present and past students are working professionally here and overseas.

The school offers acting classes at all levels, for all media and ages. Class times vary depending on age and style of programme. Prices range from $50 for a 2 hour workshop up to $535 for 4 hours once a week for 10 weeks.

Students train only within their own age group. If you are interested in any of our programmes, contact us

 - Ann Peters

The Main School - 12x Ten Week Terms

For beginners with no or very little experience. An initial 10 week programme that will determine the students potential for entry in to the school. The Main School is term by term, on a casual basis.

Subjects covered over the entire course are:

  • Acting - Levels 1, 2 and 3
  • Film Technique & performance
  • Improvisation, various levels
  • Theatre Sports
  • Script & character analysis
  • Radio Technique & performance
  • Voice, Speech & Singing
  • Theatre Technique & performance
  • Movement, Dance & Physical Theatre
  • Audition Techniques
  • Film & Stage Combat

This is merely a general guide to what we can offer, for specific details on each course and registration please call us, 8232 0560.

School Holiday Programme

This programme is for a week of fun and learning with the opportunity to register with the agency. The programme runs Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm. However for your convenience the doors will open at 8:30am and close at 6pm.

Summer Programme:
  • January 12th to 16th  or  January 19th to 23rd
  • Single days available
  • Age groups 8 to 14 years
Winter Programme:
  • July 6th to 10th  or  July 13th to 17th
  • Single days available
  • Age groups 8 to 14 years

There will be a 10 minute morning and afternoon break and a 30 minute lunch break. Students will be grouped according to age. Clothes should be loose and comfortable. Long hair should be tied back and makeup kept to a bare minimum. Jewellery should not be worn.

Fee is $495 GST included.

For bookings, call us on 8232 0560 - View the programme here


For those with previous training or experience.

Students put their craft into practice, in auditioning, working with directors, dissecting scripts, creating characters, working on the art of "being" and the given circumstances and then shooting the scenes to understand the technique of filming.

Classes are held in blocks of 2 terms, 2 hours once a week.


For those who struggle with the audition, due to lack of confidence, due to lack of know-how.

Weekend workshops.


Radio & TV Voice overs

Confident? Always thought you could be part of this lucrative field?

We run a two hour workshop to see if you have the potential to be a voice over artist. Experience in acting an advantage, but not a necessity. $100.00. Any age.


A weekend workshop will be an option, if we feel you have potential. Call for more information. 


Reach for the sky and you may land among the stars.

 - graffiti at a drama school

Art is a product of one's imagination.

- Margo Ludowici

Don't play what's there, play what's not there.

- Miles Davis

Acting is living truthfully in imaginary circumstances.

- Stanislavski

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.

 - Stella Adler

An ounce of behaviour is worth a pound of words.

 - Sanford Meisner

The actor has to develop his body. The actor has to work on his voice. But the most important thing the actor has to work on is his mind.

 - Stella Adler

Real acting is impossible to spot. Do you ever catch talents like Robert Duvall or Kathy Bates acting? No. I defy you to show me where.

 - William Esper

The best acting is instinctive. It's not intellectual, it's not mechanical, it's instinctive.

 - Craig MacDonald

Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.

 - Meryl Streep

If the environment permits it, anyone can learn whatever he chooses to learn; and if the individual permits it, the environment will teach him everything it has to teach. Talent or lack of talent have little to do with it.

- Viola Spolin