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Voice-over Training Course & Workshop

Every professional voice artist has to start somewhere, so where better than to start with us? We’ve helped many new and aspiring voice talents take their first steps along the road to success. Matinée has been a trusted supplier to the voice recording industry for over thirty years, and our experience is second to none.

Voice over
Voiceover workshop

Excellent value – only £195 for a full day voice over workshop

The Matinée Voice Over Workshop

Why would you take part in a voice over training course? Well, with the average professional London voice artist earning £150 per hr, it’s a fun way to make a living. Even a few jobs a month could add up to a healthy second income. But what is voice over, and where do you start?

Every professional voice artist had to start somewhere, so we thought where better to start than with us! We’re already a well established and leading voice over agency, we know the business, and we know that it takes more than a great voice to make the cut.

Of course this voice over training course can’t guarantee you work, but it will give you the tools you need to decide if it’s something you want to pursue further.

To join our voiceover workshop, you don’t need to have any previous experience, just a lot of enthusiasm. From learning top microphone techniques, to how best to find work, we’ll use our 30 years of experience in the industry to give you the best advice and information we can. 

About your tutor

Helen is an established professional actress and voice over artist with decades of experience. She has voiced all type of media from kids’ toys, IVR, cartoons, documentaries, audiobooks, and is keen to share everything she has learned with you. As well as around the voice over booth, you can also see her on stage play the leading role as Mollie in the 60th year anniversary tour of The Mousetrap in the West End.

Who she has worked for
GSK, HSBC, Sylvanian families, Vax YouView, University of Cambridge, Lionbridge, Liverpool Museums, Fujitsu, Garnet Publishing Ltd, Kier Group, Matinee, and Rush hair and beauty to name a few.

The inside track

Helen will not only be presenting the voice over training course, she will also be on hand to coach you in the studio. You will have the opportunity to record a 2 minute voice-reel, edited to industry standards by an experienced sound engineer.

Upcoming dates:

None available at present

Places are limited BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment. 

Please note: we will send your booking confirmation in an email – please bring this email along with you on the day of the workshop. The booking reference can be shown on a mobile phone. All bookings should be made before 4pm prior to the date of the workshop. Bookings after this time may not be processed in time for the workshop.

Location: Matinée Studios, 134 Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7NL

Testimonial from our voice over training course.

I have been doing voice-overs for my own videos for years and was looking for tips online, to improve my quality, but to no avail.  I also wanted to offer my voice to a larger market, outside of my circle of financial services clients.

Andre’s course was just the thing!  The class size was ideal and he got a quick feel for our strengths and weaknesses.  He and Matinee’s engineer — Adam — put us in real-life situations with a variety of scripts and really pushed us to get the best out of what we had to offer.

I learned more about voice-overs in one day than I have in the last 3 years of working on my own. I will recommend this course without hesitation!”

– Brad, London

Learn to be a Voice Actor at The Matinée Voice Over Workshop

Check out the voice over in the video above. James recorded this at a recent voice over workshop. Can you believe he’s only a beginner? We thought he did an amazing job so we decided to turn it into an animation to prove what can be achieved as a beginner in just one day at the workshop!

Done the training? Book a professional voice over showreel.

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They were so professional

Brian and Philippe…love them!! What a great call to brighten up my day! They were so professional and so funny and I could tell the client was really happy 😊

Philippe is definitely the best VO artist I’ve heard since being at Sponge! Just wow!

Maria Trathen


Pleasure to work with

Pleasure to work with these guys. Hugh and the team couldn’t do enough to help and keep us informed throughout our customer journey. Highly recommended!

Alex Carr

BBGR Optical

Delivers great work, right on time

We’ve used Matinée for several projects, from video editing to translations of marketing materials, and they’re always a great pleasure to work with. Any requests are answered right away. We’ve had tight deadlines, but we’ve never worried as the team at Matinée delivers great work, right on time.

Lisa Potrawiak

Sinclair Pharma

Fantastic to work with

The team at Matinée are fantastic to work with. They are really communicative, helpful and turned around the work as quickly as possible. I have no complaints at all and we will definitely be getting back in contact when we next need subtitles.

Jon Mirley

Three Motion Media

Matinée is a company I can trust

I’ve worked with Matinee for well over 20 years, and continue to go back to them because of trust; a trust in their commitment to fulfilling the needs of my project, and a trust in the quality of their work.

Bruce Corby

Muddy Boot Productions

I use Matinee a lot for subtitling projects

I use Matinee for a lot of subtitling projects and they never fail to meet the deadlines. Great customer service and fast responses. Well done to the entire team.

Jade Burnell

The Big Word

Friendly and efficient service

The speed of response, and friendly, efficient service from all staff was quite exceptional. Matinee particularly stands out by putting the customer’s needs first, even when the job is relatively small and a bit of a technical challenge. I would strongly recommend Matinee for any subtitling work.

Richard Taylor

Freelancer producer and film maker

A fantastic company to work with

A fantastic company to work with. Fast email responses, rapid delivery of audio files, and all with positive and warm personalities shining through!  Thank you Matinée for a wonderful customer experience.

Anne Crawford


They are always well organised

Very pleased with a number of projects completed by Matinée. They are always well organised, providing clear expectations, organisation, efficiency and always deliver a quality product on time. Recommended.

Jon Watkins

Jon Watkins TV

Quick response to meet my deadline

I have to mention the quick response of Sally and Nicole to my last minute request. They both understood the urgency of my need, and helped me complete the recording to hit my deadline.

Joville Villanueva

Shell UK Ltd