Swindon could become a breeding ground for the next John Wick or Black Widow thanks to a new school.

The Action Institute is set to become the town's newest professional action training ground teaching up-and-coming actors how to do realistic-looking combat for stage, screen and motion capture.   

It will be spearheaded by the esteemed Tom Jordan, who has over two decades of experience, including contributions to the Royal Shakespeare Company.

A spokesperson said: "The Action Institute is not just another training facility. It's a professional forge for action performance, shaping raw talent into polished artists."

The venture will mark its official opening with a launch event at its studio in Croft Sports Centre, Marlborough Lane.

To celebrate the launch, taking place from 10am to 1pm on Sunday, September 10, the new school has confirmed it is throwing open its doors to complete beginners - anyone who might see an intensely choreographed fight scene on television and think to themselves 'could I do that?'

"Every professional was once a beginner," remarks Tom. "At the Action Institute, we’re particularly keen on discovering and nurturing raw talent. We're looking for passion, enthusiasm, and a willingness to learn. We'll provide the rest."

"We offer a comprehensive training experience. From the foundational techniques of combat performance to the intricate nuances of action choreography, beginners are taken on a transformative journey.

"Plus, with a focus on community, trainees won't just be learning skills; they'll be building connections from day one."

Tom added: "If this sounds like the adventure you've been waiting for, mark your calendars.

"The Action Institute is hosting a free open day on Sunday, September 10th. Perfect for newcomers, attendees can partake in beginner-centric classes, witness gripping live demos, and chat first-hand with Tom and his team."

Anyone who wants to continue training either for fun, or with a view to beginning a career in performance combat can then carry on. 

The Action Institute is part of the Actor Rebellion, a company that is also behind  Action Institute's sister company Actors Institute which offers contemporary actor training by industry professionals to students just starting out or professionals. 

They are also starting acting courses for beginners this coming September, which you can find out more about here: https://www.actorsinstitute.co.uk/beginnerscourses

If you are interested in learning how to do performance combat you can find out more information and sign up for the launch day at www.actioninstitute.co.uk/launch