No-one said it would be cheap to be an actor/performer – you have a whole host of expenses: photographs, scripts, memberships, The Stage, Spotlight, Equity, etc. You are a business and as such have to think like one. Prepare an annual budget and within that budget include an amount for your professional development. This could be individual singing lessons or a short course but whatever you choose, it is essential to your continued growth and to ensure you stay on top form. Our courses are extremely reasonable. Like any organisation offering this sort of programme we have overheads which must be covered such as fees and rental. In general, our courses work out at under £100 a day. Also, remember that Professional Development courses are tax-deductible!