Richard has taught many successful actors through the Groundlings Drama School which he founded about voice and speech.  Past students taught by Richard have gone on to appear in such productions as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Emma Uden and Jamie Ang) and Don Quixote (Bathsheba Piepe) by the RSC.  He has also worked as a voice artist on various films over the years such as Star Wars where he voiced Poggle the Lesser.

Voice and

Speech

Teaching & Workshops

Richard Stride has taught a wide variety of classes for over 25 years. He has taught both young and old at many different levels of training. For 20 years he taught at the nationally acclaimed Groundlings Theatre which he founded in the year 2000. He has won many awards over the years for his teaching and directing. Richard can offer a variety of workshops and courses and the following is a selection of some of the various workshops that he can offer.

Richard founded the nationally acclaimed Groundlings Theatre which ran a yearly Shakespeare festival all over the UK, touring to theatres and National Trust and English Heritage venues such as Stansted House, Old Wardour Castle, Carisbrooke Castle and Longleat.

Shakespeare

Richard trained at ALRA drama school and also worked with Commedia dell'arte from Italy. He has created over 11 mine and mask work shows such as Antigone, the Adventures of Theseus, Wind in the Willows at the Groundlings Theatre and has even worked on a film about Laurel and Hardy.

Mime and mask work

Richard has taught hundreds of actors and directed over 100 shows. He has worked with a wide variety of actors and has a wealth of experience

ACTING

TEcHNIQUE

Stage 

combat

Richard has choreographed many theatre and film productions.  Past credits include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Macbeth at the Groundlings Theatre - he also doubled for Ewan McGregor in Star Wars Episodes II and III where he performed his own stunts and light sabering.

Richard has created many award winning physical theatre productions to rave reviews and has taught many classes and workshops

Physical

Theatre

Richard has directed a variety of films, including Elizabeth ER, Stricken City, Romeo and Juliet and Split. He has also worked on a variety of commercials and short films. Richard brings to life, how to master acting for the large and small screens in fun and informative workshops.

Tv & FILM

Richard founded the nationally acclaimed Groundlings Theatre which ran a yearly Shakespeare festival all over the UK, touring to theatres and National Trust and English Heritage venues such as Stansted House, Old Wardour Castle, Carisbrooke Castle and Longleat.

Classical

Theatre