The Poor School aims to make high quality acting training available to all at the lowest possible cost.
Paul Caister interviewed
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The Poor School was founded in 1986 by Paul Caister, who continues to run the school to this day. 26 years of graduates have gone on to enjoy successful careers in theatre, film, comedy and radio. Some ex-students have founded their own companies, others have become producers, directors, casting directors and agents.
As a school that has never relied on subsidy our fees are not subject to the large increases that most other vocational or academic courses are now charging.
In addition to the two year training, we also offer four day courses, which are daytime courses that run through the year. There is no audition for our short courses; entrance is by enrolment.
Director Paul Caister visits Peterborough, New Hampshire - the inspiration for Thornton Wilder's play Our Town.