Workshops

We offer a range of accessible workshops for anyone with an interest in storytelling. We cover subjects including drama, theatre studies and creative writing.

Creative Writing: Sunday Specials


Tutor: Claire Steele
One Sunday per month, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Next Dates: 8 Sep, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 15 Dec, 19 Jan, 16 Feb
The keys to our lives are hidden in our writing. The story reveals the purpose and the proper rhythm of our lives. Join me on this one day course to explore the abundant pleasures of writing together in a nurturing and creative environment. Guided writing exercises will provide the structure for you to embark upon your unique writing adventure. Everything you need to know is already within you; it just needs you to turn the key.
These one-day classes must be booked in advance - click here to see the upcoming classes and book your place.
Entry: £15.00 / £12.00 members

Drama: Acting for the Stage


Tutor: Erika Sanderson
Two-week course: 10 Sep & 17 Sep, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Using techniques learnt through Voice, Movement and Characterisation to enhance performance. For students who have been on previous workshops this will be an opportunity to explore their stage craft at an advanced level. For students who are beginners, this will be an introduction to valuable theatre skills.
Places MUST be booked in advance for this course - click here to book
Full Course: £10.00 / £8.00 members

Drama: Scene Interpretation


Tutor: Beatrice Benedek
Six-week course: 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct & 26 Oct, 11:00am - 2:00pm
This workshop is going to explore different approaches of interpreting theatre scenes. The material will be made up of an eclectic mix of scenes from different European playwrights, of different eras and of different genres. We will work in groups, collaboratively interpreting the assigned scenes and finishing the sessions with the presentation of the work to the rest of the attendees.
Places MUST be booked in advance for this course - click here to book
Full Course: £40.00

Creative Writing: Writing Skills (Beginners)


Tutor: Nick Andrews
Four-week course: 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct & 14 Oct, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Rediscover confidence in your writing skills with these gently guided sessions. The class is a safe and supportive environment for you to rediscover, develop and polish your writing.
Places MUST be booked in advance for this course - click here to book
Full Course: £45.00

Creative Writing: Writing for the Stage


Tutor: Dario Knight
Two-week course: 12 Oct & 19 Oct, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Discover the basics of writing scripts for the stage. Learn how to create convincing characters, how to write dialogue, how to construct a story and how to format your scripts.
Places MUST be booked in advance for this course - click here to book
Full Course: £60.00 / £55.00 members

Drama: Dramatic & Comedic Timing


Tutor: Pete Benson
Two-week course: 5 Nov & 12 Nov, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
This short course explores the rhythms of timing on stage, both through physical and vocal acting. Work on various scenes and devised pieces to experiment with timing to see how it can change a dramatic or comedic moment on stage.
Places MUST be booked in advance for this course - click here to book
Full Course: £10.00 / £8.00 members

Creative Writing: Writing Skills (Intermediate)


Tutor: Nick Andrews
Four-week course: 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec & 9 Dec, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Rediscover confidence in your writing skills with these gently guided sessions. The class is a safe and supportive environment for you to rediscover, develop and polish your writing.
Places MUST be booked in advance for this course - click here to book
Full Course: £45.00

Creative Writing: Self-Publishing


Tutor: Nick Andrews
One-off class: 16 Dec, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Following on from Nick's two four-week courses exploring writing skills, this single session workshop introduces the means and methods of self-publishing, so that you can see your newly-developed writing in print!
Places MUST be booked in advance for this course - click here to book
Class: £10.00

Theatre Studies: Mixing Live Sound


Tutor: TBC
Two-day course: 24 Jan & 25 Jan, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
This class offers a beginners guide to running a live concert, from assembling and checking a PA system, to practical experience mixing live sound for a band.
Places MUST be booked in advance for this course - click here to book
Full Course: £30.00 / £25.00 members

Theatre Studies: Lighting for Theatre & Film


Tutor: Pete Benson
Two-day course: 31 Jan & 1 Feb, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Learn about the principles of lighting design for both theatre and film productions.
Places MUST be booked in advance for this course - click here to book
Full Course: £30.00 / £25.00 members

Theatre Studies: Directing Theatre


Tutor: Erika Sanderson & Pete Benson
Two-day course: 7 Feb & 8 Feb, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Learn about the principles and practices of directing for the stage, including a chance to work with actors and explore the different roles and responsibilities of the director in a production.
Places MUST be booked in advance for this course - click here to book
Full Course: £30.00 / £25.00 members