"I have thoroughly enjoyed this course, my confidence has shot up and all the creative team are amazing and inspirational."
Nell Carson, Smoke and Bridges course member
The company was born out of the Bristol Old Vic Young Company, a place for young people to attend weekly theatre sessions. As a result, we feel we understand the importance and value of a theatrical education. We are indebted to the guidance we received from other theatre makers, companies and teachers over the years and this is why sharing and exchanging our knowledge is central to our work as a company.
We run workshops for those taking their first steps towards theatre making, as well as for those more experienced practitioners looking to expand their skillset. Our workshops vary from 2 hours to 2 days and can be tailored to suit your requirements and interests. We are also available for longer-term projects, where we can work with you to create a new piece of theatre. Just send us an email at email@example.com and we can chat about what might work best for you.
Our sessions can centre around any or several of the following:
The themes of our show(s)
Workshops for Young People
These sessions are for those who are entirely new to theatre and want to learn what it's all about, as well as those who have already caught the bug and want to keep playing.
Workshops for Emerging Theatre Makers
For those who want to know more. These sessions are aimed at developing the skills necessary to make devised and ensemble-based theatre that is exciting, original and sustainable.
We run workshops in conjunction with the show that we are developing or performing at the time. We want audiences to be able to engage with our work beyond simply watching the show. These workshops attempt to:
Share the skills that we have developed whilst making the show.
Create a dialogue about the themes and ideas of the show.
Use the show as a springboard to develop the participant’s own creative ideas and skills.
Skills for professional development.
How to set up an ensemble theatre company
How to take a show to Edinburgh Fringe festival.
Tips on getting funding.
Illustrations by Laurie Stansfield
"The post production workshop was excellent; inclusive to all, accessible and experimental. As an educator, I really value The Wardrobe Ensemble"
- Kevin Brice, St Brendan's Sixth Form College