In person and online, our workshops are created with the student in mind, marrying the curriculum with practical learning. The workshops offered range from 40 minutes, 80 minutes, a lesson a week over a term, and a lesson a week over two terms. You can choose the workshop that suits your students that fits around your timetable.
Where do you start? How do you come up with ideas? Where to begin?
Starting is often the biggest hurdle to creating any piece of theatre, but once you get going there won’t be any stopping.This workshop lends some of the key tools any student would need when creating a production, whether their passion be text, movement or tv and film, this workshop lets the student’s creativity flow.
This ambitious workshop is designed to give students the chance to use all their core subject skills and apply them into practical execution. Over the course of one or two terms, students have the chance to see how a production is created from the ground up.
Starting with devising an idea or choosing a text, students then explore all aspects involved with creating a production. This includes, but is not limited to, production design, costume design, seeing how a director works through hands on experience with a professional director, creating their own publications, marketing, fundraising and sponsorship. This then concludes in a production that has been designed, marketed, and performed by the students. This workshop amalgamates their IT, English, maths, business, design and artistic skills. This gives students the opportunity to gain experience of what it is like to be part of a real world production.
Often words on a page can have little inspiration to students, in this workshop we spring the words from the page and spark them into life. Students will have a full hands-on interactive experience at exploring texts, playing with the words and practically experiencing the themes and subtexts of literature from Ibsen to Wilde and Williams to name a few.
Shakespeare can be one of the trickiest subjects for students and much of this is down to the language, this workshop breaks down those obstacles and gives students a new lease of life when it comes to understanding and approaching Shakespeare. Students work alongside an actor that has performed Shakespeare across Europe and Co-Founder of England’s leading Shakespeare educational company to interactively break down the text, understanding how to enjoy the language, exploring the music and rhythm of the writing to really enjoy and understand Shakespeare’s plays.
How to bring something to life, this workshop explores the fundamentals of understanding puppetry and how to bring an object to life. Students learn the skills needed to work in a company so that they can embody the skills needed when bring a puppet to life on stage.
Let The Body Speak
One of the key aspects of performance is through the body, this workshop is essential to students when learning the skills needed when approaching performance and creating work by using the movement as a starting point. Students will get a interactive experience of exploring texts, analysing scenes and devising theatre by using their body and movement.