Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

About Five Senses Theatre Group

Why We Are Best Acting School in Mumbai
  • Five Senses Theatre Acting School in Mumbai

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    Nominal Fees Structure

    Thousands of aspiring actors migrate to Mumbai to make a career in acting. Lots of students are not able to learn acting due to financial problems. At Five Senses acting school, we offer acting classes at a very nominal fees structure compared to other acting institutes of Mumbai.

    Small Batch Size

    Small batch size means less distraction and disturbance. With a small batch size, our trainers give individual attention to every student. We keep small batch sizes at the Five Senses acting school Mumbai to offer high-quality acting training to our students.

    Placement Assistance

    Our placement team notifies students about auditions. We also send our students to casting agencies and casting directors who are seeking artists for their projects. And we also help students with special preparation who want to get into NSD.

What are the courses offer Five Senses Theatre?

Currently, we offer the following programmes:

  • Advanced Acting Course – The primary thrust of the workshop is to create an atmosphere in which the actor can build upon their own processes to get into the skin of their characters. The workshop dives into advanced techniques that entail in-depth script analysis, characterization process, scene design and construction, etc.
  • Weekend Acting Workshop –

    The classes are conducted by NSD & FTII professionals. The workshop dives into advanced techniques that entail in-depth script analysis, characterization, scene construction.

    About The Five Senses Theatre Group
    Five Senses Theatre Group – acting school was founded by Hardik Shah (NSD-2012), of shaping up his school – Five Senses Theatre Group to what it is today, seems like a work done in a decade. At the pure theatre and acting school in Andheri West, Mumbai, we hold various workshops in theatre training for amateurs and professional actors. All the workshops are conducted by NSD and FTII graduates They teach different acting methods & processes and provide a sense of honest theatre culture to the students. Tapping into minute details of the craft, the learning processes help evolve actors with an in-depth experience. The production-oriented workshop also provides students to apply all these methods and explore oneself as an actor. There are three batches every day to choose from, morning-afternoon-evening, and have special weekend batches for the working professionals.

    As a reputed acting school in Mumbai, Five Senses Theatre Group truly believes in the Realism techniques of acting. Our main philosophy is simple; Be natural and authentic to yourself, and your act will genuinely touch your audiences.

    There are several methods from which an actor can follow to reach his ultimate truth while performing. But as trusted acting classes in Mumbai, we believe in most Stanislavski and Meissner techniques. Stanislavski talks and teaches through ‘Imagination,’ whereas Meissner believes in the ‘Doing.’ To go deeper into acting, we also teach the Chekhov, Lee Strasberg, and Stella Adler techniques

    Five Senses Theatre Group believes in giving its’ students the simple and most authentic processes in the craft of acting. The school and its faculty offer syllabus only from the NSD fraternity. All the courses and batches are conducted solely by NSD Alumni. The notion is clear; if you cannot make it through NSD, make it through Fiv Senses Theatre and experience the comfort of the NSD’ians. Of course, there is no matching up to the level of the pioneer school of the legendaries, but a small snapshot of them in Mumbai.

    Doing a course or workshop at the Five Senses Theatre Group – acting school does not mean finishing a class and going back home to struggle for a career all by yourself. Five Senses Theatre Group offer many opportunities for participating in play productions with public performances. We provide students with preparations for auditions as well as send out audition updates for students to attend. We also make efforts to send our students to casting agencies and casting directors, to those who seek theatre artists for their projects. And last but not least, we also help those students who want to get into NSD with special preparations.

What is the medium of instruction and performances at the school?

English and Hindi are the predominant languages of instruction, depending on the batch, final performances tend to be in Hindi, though there have been English presentations as well.

Is Five Senses Theatre affiliated with any university?

We are in the process of seeking university affiliations and working closely with other institutions. However currently, all our programmes are independent course without an affiliation.

Do we provide hostel facility?

Five Senses Theatre does not have any in-house hostel, PG, or Rental Apartment facility. However being located in the heart of the city, individuals can find PG, hostel, flat sharing, or private apartment accommodation facilities easily as per their preference ranging from Rs. 10,000/- and upwards.

Once paid if I wish to withdraw from the courses, will my fees be refunded?

If admission is granted to an applicant and on receipt of fee from that applicant a seat is blocked for the specific program, no refund will be offered.

What facility do you provide your students?

We do provide a lot of facilities to the students. Few of those facilities are the theatre, library, and pantry.

Can fresher apply for admission into the Diploma Programme?

Five Senses Theatre receives more than 180 applications for admission into the Diploma Programme in Acting. Since we can accommodate only three batches at a time, there is a need to filter the applications to identify the most sincere, dedicated, serious students with an extreme passion for acting. Utilizing an audition we can identify students who have put in a lot of effort in the act vs those who have not. We can identify if a student is serious about learning or not. We can make out if a student is passionate about acting or not. The audition is not to check the quality of acting, it is more to check the effort taken to prepare.

Do we provide placement to the students?

On successful completion of the program, through Five Senses Theatre Talent Company, a professional film and tv casting company in Mumbai, the profile of the actor is promoted to reach out to various directors, casting directors, and producers. Actors are also provided with audition leads, casting information, managerial assistance, and legal advice that helps them secure acting assignments. However, Five Senses Theatre does not guarantee placements.

About Courses

This is full time course. Why do we have only three hours of contact

We can be specific and focused in more profound ways. Also, in the past few months, our experience of conducting Global Faculty Workshops has been that fatigue sets in after 3-4 hours of work in the space. However, just because sessions end at 1 PM does not mean learning comes to a halt. Students will be given reflection activities and home assignments to work with on their own time.

Duration – 4 Months 

Days- Monday to Friday 

Faculty: 6 NSD & FTII Faculties 

What languages will the courses conducted in?

The Advanced Acting course will be conducted in English and Hindi. Sessions with multinational faculty will be in English. and The Course Advisor will discuss language support options, if needed, with you at the time of admission.

Can I work and do other courses while doing the Advanced Acting Course?

The Advanced Acting Course in Acting and Theatre-making has been designed as a full-time course. FST firmly believes that taking any time away will affect your performance and interfere with your growth at school.

What about the Advanced Acting Course?

Duration – 4 Months 

Days- Monday to Friday 

Faculty: 6 NSD & FTII Faculties 


Theatre Input– 

– Action Problem and Improvisations

– Actor and given circumstances

– Meisner Acting Techniques

– Stella Adler Acting Techniques

– Scene Work

      A) Scene Construction Through – Body-Property-space

          Actor’s   Relation with Light, Property, Set, Costume etc.

– Play Production


Camera Input

– Acting in film and Director’s point of view

– Blocking and composition

– Shots and angles

– Importance of Continuity

– Camera and other technical aspects

– Camera Scene Work

What about the Weekend Acting Workshop?

Days – Saturday and Sunday.


Theatre Games and Exercises


Imagination and observation

Voice and speech

Introduction of Method Acting


Scene Work

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