W1 Workshops are the leading performance workshop company in London, offering regular and varied classes with no annual or termly sign-up fees. We provide top-level professional performance tuition, giving you the opportunity to exercise your skills as and when you feel you need it. For some students these are one-off workshops, for others it’s an ongoing and personal process.

All of our workshops are extremely reasonably priced with many discounts offered to students we see on a regular basis.

W1 caters for undergrads wanting to get into drama school, graduates who are new to the industry and actors that have been out of the industry for a while who feel they need to get back into the swing of things.

We have seen students gain places at leading institutions such as LSMT, Mountview, Rose Bruford, Trinity and the NYMT. As well as this we regularly see our students gain professional credits and representation from agencies.

We run a hugely varied programme of workshops across the board in all areas of performance from Acting for Camera to Musical Theatre to Shakespeare. Our workshops cover everything, ranging from evening classes to week-long intensive work.


W1 Workshops began after hearing several reports from students of overpriced and under-detailed workshops they had attended. It got us thinking that it must be possible to offer performance workshops that cover everything a student could wish for yet offer them this at a fantastically affordable price. And so it was! What’s more, we could do this with an unrivaled level of detail, truth, inspiration and individual attention. It’s incredibly rewarding watching our students grow in confidence and ability with each successive workshop.


ALL our guest tutors are professional actors/directors/choreographers & producers currently working and auditioning in the industry.

Past guest tutors include:

Curtis Brown Agency

Philip Ridley Playwright

Grantham Hazeldine Agency

Ben Newsome Casting director

Ramin Karimloo Love Never Dies

Hadley Fraser Holby City/Les Miserables

Alexia Khadime Book of Mormon

Killian Donnelly Memphis/Kinky Boots

Adam Best Holby City/Woman In Black

Luke Fredericks Director

Rachel Tucker Wicked

Jon Robyns Avenue Q

As well as the above we have many more wonderful guests who are all fantastic at their craft and happy to pass on their years of experience. In addition, Nancy and David are present at all workshops.


W1 Workshops prides itself on being an affordable workshop company understanding the struggles actors/students have on all stages of their journeys.

We offer a unique and quality style of teaching, always striving for truthfulness. We give individual care and attention to all our students to draw out their true potential and believe this sets us apart from any other workshops held in London.

In 2016 Nancy will be appearing in the world premiere of Fabric, a new one-woman play written by Abi Zakarian.

Other credits include The Good Person of Sichuan (Colchester Mercury), The Fastest Clock in the Universe (Old Red Lion) & Les Miserables (Queens).



In 2016 David will be appearing in Timothy Sheeder’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Other credits include Passion (Donmar Warehouse), Candide (Menier Chocolate Factory), Les Miserables (Queen’s) & Love Never Dies (Adelphi).

To see more about Nancy & David please see HERE.


Mariano Detry Les Miserables resident director

Tom Edden Tony Award nominee - One Man, Two Gunvors

Matt White Olivier Award-winning director

Simon Lipkin Rock of Ages

David Shannon Phantom of the Opera

Tom O’Brien Director

Alex Gaumond Legally Blonde

Allyson Ava Brown RSC/National Theatre

W1 Workshops are performance technique workshops run by professional working actors, founded by Nancy Sullivan (The Stage Edinburgh Award winner) and David Thaxton (Olivier Award Winner).