"A beautiful and supportive environment that takes the competitive element away and allows everyone to shine."

Surround yourself in the historical riches and beauty of France while developing your individual strengths as an actor in a nurturing, process-oriented environment.  The Acting Program offers a taste of college-conservatory life in the most stunning location in you could ever imagine.

Based on a college theatre conservatory, the program to give you a taste of rigorous, professional training.  Each student participates in 5 “core classes” including On Camera, Shakespeare, Acting Techniques, Contemporary Performance and Movement. You then choose three electives, a different one each week, from our extensive list which includes Musical Theatre, Screenwriting, Audition Prep, Digital Photography, Final Cut Pro, Storytelling as Performance, Improvisation, Meditation, French Cooking and more.  For a full list of elective classes click HERE. 


The program includes excursions to all of the local sites including the D-Day Landing Beaches, Mont St Michel and the medieval town of Bayeux, home of the famous Bayeux tapestry which depicts the Norman Conquest.  You'll have opportunities to visit authentic French markets, spend days out at glorious beaches and eat loads of fantastic French food! Read about the excursions in detail here.


Whether you’re contemplating being a theatre major, preparing for college conservatory auditions, or just want to hone your acting skills, you’ll find a community of like-minded, supportive people at Berridge.

Get in touch

Andrea Mardon
Program Director
Phone: 1-760-688-8447
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