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with NIDA Graduate and actor Garth Holcombe

Garth is an experienced, well respected and in demand acting teacher and trainer with over 25 years in the Stage and Screen Entertainment industry.


As a practicing actor in the industry- most recently playing the role of Orsino in TWELFTH NIGHT for the Bell Shakespeare Company- Garth draws directly from the current industry climate and culture; as a result his training is relevant, precise, fresh, exciting and rigorous- reflecting the standards and expectations of the professional acting industry.


He has trained thousands of actors, Australia-wide as well and Internationally, and works as a teaching artist for major institutions such as:


  • NIDA- National Institute of Dramatic Arts

  • SAS - Sydney Actors School

  • Sydney Drama School

  • Bell Shakespeare, Australia

  • STS - Sydney Theatre School

  • SPA - Sydney Performance Academy and more...


Garth is currently a core stage acting tutor for the Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance- NIDA, the Diploma of Music Theatre- NIDA, as well as an ongoing tutor for NIDAOpen Acting Techniques Programs, Residencies and one-year Actors Studios.

Garth is also a qualified VET TRAINER & ASSESSOR with his Certificate 4 in Training & Assessment, as well as a Corporate coach/trainer for NIDA Corporate. 


FACE-TO-FACE:  In his private studio and rehearsal space.

ONLINE: Zoom: Crafted sessions for the online delivery mode.

For costs and pricing please fill out the submission form at the bottom of this page, and an info pack will be sent to you.


Each private session is uniquely designed specifically for each actor.

Sessions typically cover elements of the following:

  • Acting Techniques (influenced by Stanislavsky, Meisner, Mamet, Adler, Hagen and more)

  • Audition Preparation: Selection- rehearsal- performance

  • Acting for Screen: Film and TV technique

  • Impulse, spontaneity and creative freedom

  • Shakespeare & heightened language

  • Text Analysis and script examination

  • Strategies and practices to deal with nerves and performance anxiety

  • Improvisation: techniques, skills and practice

  • Voice: The body to the breath to the spoken word

  • Movement: Physical awareness, presence and storytelling for the stage

  • Career and industry advice & guidance

  • “The Actors Wellbeing”: Emotional & mental support and guidance for the creative artist.


Many of Garth’s private students have gone on to gain acceptance into the leading Drama Schools or are working professionally in the industry in Australia and Internationally.

Garth Holcombe 2023


         "Garth is one of the most down to earth, passionate acting coaches

          I have worked with. He doesn't just direct you, he places himself in

          the given circumstances with you which opens up a space of true     

                             conversation and connection to the work."

                              -Alex King, ACTOR (Bell Shakespeare/Ensemble Theatre)



For information on pricing, location & availability please get in touch here.

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