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Feedback from previous participants:

"Great fun, great company and great teaching - a fantastic way to build confidence and develop new theatre skills"

"Every session I have attended has brought enjoyment and pleasure and left me with a sense of achievement."

"Theatre Workshop is now the highlight of my week."

Adult TheatreWorkshops Photos:

Take a look at the 2013 Performance Term production 'No Agenda'  here

Here is a selection of images from previous terms and productions

Adult Theatre Workshops

Held at the De Grey Rooms these workshops cover a wide range of dramatic disciplines and focus on expanding your experience, confidence and development in drama. Whether you’re just beginning to explore acting or are looking to enhance your skills, participants are always welcome to learn in a comfortable, relaxed environment where the emphasis is on discovery and constructive learning.

The sessions are led by professional actor Michael Lambourne who has appeared in many shows at the Theatre Royal including See How They Run, My Family and Other Animals, The Legend of King Arthur, Two Planks and a Passion and The Wind in the Willows. Michael has been a professional actor for over thirteen years and has worked on stage, screen and on national and international tours. Sessions also feature regular master classes from other artists and practitioners as well as interactive classes on productions at the Theatre.

Classes are presented in two different term types: Preparation and Performance and are held in the De Grey Rooms next to York Theatre Royal.

Preparation Term Winter/Spring 2014

The Preparation Term is focused on enhancing general drama development, rehearsal technique and providing a background knowledge to acting and stagecraft. The content varies weekly throughout the term and these classes are no exception. We'll look at a wide range of disciplines and practitioners across the sessions giving you a firm and practical basis for your own dramtic practice. They are open to anyone regardless of their experience, all participants should be prepared to take an active part of each class.

Running every Monday
13 Jan-24 Mar (excluding Feb 17)
Session times: 6.30-8pm & 8.15-9.45pm, 18 places per session

The entire term can be booked for £90 and £10 for each individual class.

This Preparation Term sees a rich mix of guest lecturers and exploration of universal dramatic practice.

13th Jan - Subject:  GETTING TO KNOW YOU  Tutor:  Michael Lambourne

20th Jan- STAGECRAFT- Michael Lambourne

27th Jan- PROJECTION & PERFORMANCE- Michael Lambourne

3rd Feb- SHAKESPEARE- Kelvin Goodspeed

10th Feb-  IMPROVISATION-  Michael Lambourne

17th Feb NO CLASS

24th Feb - MASK- Audrie Wodehouse

3rd Mar - STAGE COMBAT- Liam Evans-Ford (please note this class will take place in the Billiard Room of De Grey House. Please meet at York Theatre Royal Stage Door prior to the class)

10th Mar- CHARACTER EXPLORATION- Michael Lambourne

17th Mar- DEVISING- Michael Lambourne

24th Mar- TEXT- Michael Lambourne

Please note that course subjects are liable to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Performance Term Summer 2014

A focused term working towards a performance at the York Theatre Royal Studio.

Running every Monday
28 Apr - 7 Jul (excluding 5 & 26 May)
Session times: 6.30-8pm & 8.15-9.45pm, 15 places per session

Participants work on brand new texts written for the course and develop characters through rehearsals. The performance will be:

‘Thirty Little Plays About Life’

Remarkable conversations seen through the lives of different characters in a range of varied situations. They offer a wide range of ages and backgrounds, much the same as we encounter in our lives every This is a lightening quick look at the comedy, diversity and drama of everyday life through an evening of brand new plays. 

Students should be available for every session and MUST be available on Mon 7 Jul and performances on Fri 11 Jul & Sat 12 Jul

£100 for the 10 week course including 2 performances.

If you would like to find out even more, or write a short text for the performance yourself then take a look at the link here.

Classes are popular and early booking is essential. Call Box Office on 01904 623568 for details. If you are interested in attending future sessions, wish to sign up for the mailing list or if you have any questions regarding the classes please email

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