Workshops

In addition to our classes and holiday schools, Direct Theatre School regularly provides acting workshops for arts organisations, schools and clubs. Our acting workshops can be tailored to meet your needs, or we can create something new just for you. Please contact Peter on tel: 01202 416507 or email peter@directtheatre.com for more information.

Direct Theatre School recently delivered a series of improvisation workshops at my school. The students really enjoyed the sessions which were of an excellent standard and fun! Students developed their improvisational skills from taking part and have been able to incorporate lots of new ideas into their performances. I would highly recommend Direct Theatre School and will definitely be booking more workshops from them. Moira McGrath, Advanced Skills Teacher in Performing Arts, Head of Drama at Highcliffe School

Acting Workshops Examples:

Highcliffe School, Year 9 (age 13- 14)

Improvisation and Character Development Workshop

Highcliffe School, Year 10 (age 15- 16)

Improvisation and Character Development Workshop. Provided a workshop of exercises in improvisation and character development through status. (by Peter Courtenay)

Activate, Kings High, First Year B-Tech (age 14- 15)

Characterisation, Improvisation and Devising Day. Introduced the Principles of Developing Character including how to develop a character and how to use it. Provided a Status Workshop covering the methodology of looking at people and how other people react to you. Covered the Principles of Improvisation including emotional change and how it affects characters. Also covered How to use the Principles of Story Frame-working for Devising. (by Peter Courtenay)

Activate, Rossmore (age 16– 18)

Provided an A-Level Devising Workshop. Taught Devising Techniques and helped the students develop work they had begun individually and in groups. (by Peter Courtenay)

Wave Arts, Broadstone First School (age 8– 9)

Facilitated, coached and directed students during their “Student Driven Curriculum” day. Allowed the students to take the lead and provided input, guidance and coaching as needed. (by Peter Courtney)

Teachers Drama Conference (adult teachers)

Interactive Improvisation Workshop for Teachers and Drama specialists. Provided a Workshop on How the Principles of Improvisation Work. Covered the Mechanics of Improvisation, Games to Develop Improvisation Skills, Story Frameworks and Demonstration Exercises. (by Peter Courtenay)

Young Offenders Secure Unit (age 15- 19)

Two Day Improvisation Workshop. We worked with young offenders with mental health problems to help them express themselves positively and to work with each other. (by Peter Courtenay)

Bournemouth Theatre in Education, Fire of London (age 7-10)

Provided the Theatre in Education performance on the Great Fire of London to multiple schools (by Peter Courtenay)