Classes for Adults

Our professional adult acting classes are suitable for those wanting to learn or to improve their acting skills. 
No matter what past experience you have had we can help. Many who have attended our adult acting classes are now represented by our agency Stirling Management. 

Classes for:  Beginners – Advanced – Professionals

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Stirling Academy

490 Halliwell Road, Bolton BL1 8AN


Tel: 01204 848333

Training, Showcases & Qualifications

 Certified LAMDA Centre

Stirling Academy Patron – AMY NUTTALL

“I’m so unbelievably thrilled to become a patron of this wonderful academy, especially after having seen first hand the talent they produce! With enough passion and focus, I believe anyone can achieve anything. Thank you for inviting me to be a small part of this exciting and nurturing academy. I look forward to supporting you all and watching as all your stars rise!  Amy Nuttall”

Adult Classes:
Foundation Modules – every Saturday 10am till 12noon.
 Advanced  Class – Every Saturday 12:30pm till 2:30pm. 
Masterclass  – Monday evenings 7pm till 9pm. 
All day MASTERCLASS – once a month on Sundays for Spotlight actors
LAMDA Classes – Ongoing

Bolton – Tel 01204 848333

To enquire about our acting classes, email:
Introducing Stirling Academy Artistic Director:-

Glen Mortimer comes from an acting background. It was in the mid eighties when he become known as a professional actor gaining featured parts in Emmerdale Farm, At home with the Braithwaites, Heartbeat, Last of the Summer Wine, The New Statesman and All Creatures Great & Small to name a few. In addition to this, Glen has recently played ‘Neville’ in Coronation Street and ‘The Beadle’ in BBC’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell’. As well as numerous commercials, Glen’s theatre experience is also vast with lead roles in Allo Allo, Rough Justice, Neville’s Island, Two, King Lear & Up Pompeii. Glen now teaches the adult classes on Saturday mornings.

Lisa Barton teaches the adult advanced & MASTERCLASS actors. Lisa has been at Stirling Academy since the beginning and has a wealth of experience. If you want to improve as an actor then Lisa’s the one to help! She has put on showcases & productions in many places such as the Lowry & Robert Powell Theatres.


Abby Nicholls

Abby Nicholls is a professional young actress in her own right and teaches the youngsters here at Stirling Academy. She also teaches LAMDA (the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts) to our youngsters. 



Nathan teaches classes in Radcliffe & Bolton, he also runs the children’s agency side of Stirling Management.


Tel: 07949 638201

For Children’s Classes click here

Want to know more? Email:  or call us on 01204 848333 with your enquiry and a member of our team will get straight back to you….

A selection of success stories….

Dan Stanton Started training at Stirling Academy and completed all his courses. it wasn’t long before we spotted his talent and offered him representation through Stirling Management.

Dan is now being submitted for auditions and has recently been featured in the new Lemsip commercial.


Oliver Dobson has been coming to our acting classes at our Academy for over 12 months now.

He has shown dedication and enthusiasm, along with  natural talent! As a result of this, Oliver secured his first television commercial for a well known food brand and we have plans to push him even further..


Eve Gordon trained here at Stirling Academy and even attended classes whilst playing ‘Caitlin’ in Coronation Street.

Eve taught LAMDA to our students here at our studios and reached Gold Medal. Since then Eve has continued to act in various project and we wish her all the very best for the future.

Stewart Crank trained here at the academy for a couple of years before going to University. Whilst training here he was successful on a couple of commercial auditions for United Utilities & McDonalds. Stewart is currently performing for Disney in Tokyo. Stewart is very musical and tours often throughout the county & abroad. 


Lewis Linford travelled here from Hull each week to train,  how dedicated is that!  It was no surprise that he got picked up by ITV to star as Gamekeeper Lee Naylor in Emmerdale.

Lewis has also appeared in many stage productions including John Godbers ‘Bouncers’. We’re very proud of Lewis and hope to see him again on TV soon.


Saira Chowdhry was another talented young actress who trained here at our Academy.

‘A natural for TV’ as Glen put it. You may remember Saira who played Anita Roy in Hollyoaks.

She has since appeared in Doctors, Coronation Street and Crime Stories.

A few recent feedback comments:

“Stirling Academy has been nothing short of inspirational” – Adam Bennett.  “The sessions are great fun and very thought provoking” – Clive McCoy. “I’ve got a lot out of the classes and would definitely recommend” – Christine Walsh.  “I could not have imagined how much I would have learned, Surpassed all expectation” – Mary Caswell. “My aim is to work in TV & Film and the academy is perfect for this” – Liam Kirwin. Attended this class having never done anything like this before – first went to have a chat to see what it involved, it seemed such a friendly place I stayed for a lesson and loved it. lovely people – great insight into what’s required. You learn at your own pace. I highly recommend it – karen Coupe. Stirling academy is a wonderful studio for acting skills . It caters for beginners and professional actors alike . I have recently completed the foundation course which was wonderfully great fun as well as very informative .im now in the advance class which is also great fun . All ages are catered for as I’m now 66 and have taken up acting after my medical career – Jerry Weston. I would highly recommend Stirling for actors at any stage of their career. The classes are hugely beneficial and if you’re looking for a friendly atmosphere to develop your skills, the workshops here at Sterling are brilliant. I’m currently being taught by Lisa Barton; Lisa is constructive and honest in her approach and her guidance and creativity during lessons are invaluable. 5* – Rachael Roberts. Recently had the pleasure of filming some showreel scenes with Steve and Glen. Such a good day and I already can’t wait to see the results! Felt really at ease and it was so much fun! Thank you – Jodie Thackeray.

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