Impulse UK

Welcome to ImpulseUK – the London home of our unique Meisner-rooted performance techniques.

Artistic Director Scott Williams trained with Sanford Meisner at Neighborhood Playhouse in the 1970s, relocating to London in the mid-1990s following a San Francisco-based career as a teacher and director. He now teaches and directs internationally and has shared his commitment to helping actors become the best they can be with thousands of practitioners all over the world.

If you’re looking for professional actor training and Meisner classes in London, then you are in the right place.

Scott’s teaching spans over 40 years and includes the likes of Colin Morgan, Jake Wood, Jaime Murray, Vincent Elbaz, Jacquie Lee Pryce, Lee Williams and Adam Garcia.

Our response to Covid-19

The safety and wellbeing of our students and tutors will always be our priority and we will keep a close eye on developments and follow government guidelines. In addition, we will discuss with each class what level of contact they are comfortable with when working and respect individual decisions. We will have face shields available for those who wish to use them and will also supply hand sanitiser and wipes for chairs. Should we find ourselves in lockdown, classes will move online with the aim of resuming face to face as soon as it is advisable to do so.

Our courses

Modular year course

We offer entry to our part time modular Year course in Spring, Autumn and Winter each year. Because there is so much demand for in depth study, ImpulseUK is currently focussed on the Year course and its associated Second Year course.

Learn more

Drop ins

We only offer Drop In classes to those who have studied extensively with Impulse, here or with one of our international associates.

Read more about our online drop ins here.

Short courses

Scott offers a variety of short courses from beginners through to advanced.

Read about our upcoming course here.

The next intake for our year-long Meisner training is now open