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Actors Centre Australia (ACA) is a private, world-class dramatic arts training facility in the heart of Sydney’s arts district, dedicated to producing Australia’s most sought after actors as well as nurturing creative development.

ACA was founded by Dean Carey in 1987, and as Creative Director he continues to craft the courses with a mixture of modern edge along with time-honoured theatrical technique.

This dynamic centre offers Full-time, Part-time and Master Classes, Short courses in Acting, Drama, Musical Theatre, Film Course, Television, Presenting, Singing, Voice Overs, Camera development, On Screen training and Corporate development.

In addition to the various courses, ACA offers a range of other specialised training, coaching and support products including the online acting course ‘The Acting Edge’, books, manuals and audition apps to ensure you are totally prepared when heading into a casting opportunity.

The courses have been designed to introduce, develop and strengthen the individual actor, whether first igniting the passion of performance through to a seasoned professional’s ongoing growth.

Actors Centre Australia truly is the heart of dramatic art.



”I started my training in the craft of acting at Actors Centre Australia. More than giving me a rock solid foundation, ACA lit the passion for the craft and the deep respect I have for being an actor and being part of the industry. ACA maintains a unique environment that caters for all levels of training whilst maintaining the highest standards demanded by the profession. I really have to thank all the staff at ACA for instilling in me that sense of play, risk taking, and adventure that has made acting for me so fulfilling"
Hugh Jackman
, ACA Patron                         


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  • “For 26 years my aim has been to offer the most productive creative environment, allowing everyone to uncover their deep inner resources and extend their personal and professional skills. From casual classes, corporate training right through to our full-time career training, ACA stands for inspired educational excellence" Dean Carey, ACA Creative & Founding Director

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