No enrolment at present



a unique theatrical training ground


Adam Darius: Director
Kazimir Kolesnik: Associate Director

The Mime Centre is a unique theatrical training ground for students from all quarters of the globe. It benefits many different categories of people, all of whom find their lives permanently enriched as a result. There are students interested in becoming actors, singers, dancers, mime artists or clowns. There are others wishing to work in remedial teaching or with the disabled and emotionally disturbed. And there are those, who, in search of themselves, find the entire period an invaluable time of self-exploration.

The Mime Centre offers a rare opportunity to study a diversity of theatre arts under one roof during the entire period of training. The subjects taught include expressive mime, illusionary mime, commedia dell'arte, make-up, voice production, acting, ballet and creative workshops.

The purpose of
Adam Darius's expressive mime technique is to develop the maximum expressiveness in all performing artists. As such, every student is related to on a one to one basis so that his or her latent abilities can be subsequently discovered and nurtured. The results of this training have been extraordinary, not only for the minority of students who enter the course with already cultivated skills, but also for the student who arrives with little or no training and/or feelings of inhibition. All students blossom in the atmosphere of careful correction and positive encouragement.

Kazimir Kolesnik brings to The Mime Centre not only the variety of his teaching skills, but also the versatility of his original musicanship.

Successful Students


Some successful students who have benefitted from The Mime Centre training in London include such illustrious names as
rock star
Kate Bush
Warren Mitchell, Tom Courtenay,
Kate Beckinsale, Clarke Peters and Jennifer Beals.

Since courses started in Helsinki in 1994, students who have completed the Mime Centre course have since been accepted for study or employment at the following prestigious academies or theatre and television companies.

Central School of Speech and Drama, London
Drama Studio, London
FST Television, Finland
Finnish National Ballet School, Helsinki
Laban Centre, London
Les Miserables, Finnish production
National Drama Academy, Prague
Raatikko Dance Company, Helsinki, Finland
Rent, Finnish production
Theatre Academy, Helsinki
Theatre Academy, Swedish department, Helsinki
Theatre Academy, dance department, Helsinki
Swedish Theatre, Helsinki