ACT Cape Town About

ACT Cape Town About

Welcome to Act Cape Town

As an actor, learning is never over, and you have never arrived! There is always something more to learn and achieve. The career of an actor is a lonely and courageous journey. Opportunities to hone your craft often only occur when you are thrust onset and then the learning curve is steep. In-between these opportunities, where does one go to continue to grow and be inspired as an actor?

It was out of this need that Act Cape Town was born in 2005.


In line with our commitment to quality education for our actors, ACT made the decision to accredit the academy, and in April 2013 was granted provisional registration as a private higher education institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training.


The accreditation process inspired our team to rethink how our passion and vision would now be translated into excellent acting for film training.


The result is a shared commitment to upholding ACT as the leading acting for film academy in South Africa.


In November 2017, Act Cape Town was pronounced full registration status with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997.

Director / Founder

Candice Poole is an actor, producer and the Founder & Director of Act Cape Town.


With her strong passion for learning and continuously honing her skills in Drama and Psychology, Candice has gone on to study at various academic institutions including The University of Stellenbosch, Cape Academy of Dramatic Art, London Academy of Dramatic Arts and The New York Film Academy.

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She has also completed several training courses at Barrett Values Centre, IMISA, Ubuntu Wellness Centre, Narrative Co-op and Narrative Therapy Community & Trauma with Elize Morkel.


In 2004, Candice founded Act Cape Town which has since gone on to become one of South Africa’s most sought-after film academies.


As an actress, she has featured in local and international films, commercials and television. Candice also Executive and Line Produced the feature film ‘Cut-Out Girls’ which was released in cinemas across South Africa in 2019. Most recently, she starred in Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues produced by Sugar Daddy Theatre Collective.

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