Workshops & Masterclasses


Adult Theatre Workshops

Expand your dramatic experience

Our Adult Theatre Workshop courses are the perfect way to learn new skills, expand your dramatic experience and build confidence on stage. Taught by professional actors Niall Costigan and Cassie Vallance, with extensive experience of stage and screen, these courses offer a relaxed environment to learn through practical experience.

Summer Term
Mondays 29 April – 08 July (not including 06 & 27 May) 7.30pm – 9pm
16 places per session
£12 per session or £90 for the full Summer term

Autumn Term
Mondays 16 September – 25 November (not including 28 October) 7.30 – 9pm
16 places per session
£12 per session or £100 for the full Autumn term

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Over 65s Masterclasses

Exploring Theatre

If you’re aged 65+ (or nearly there) and interested in theatre, then our masterclasses are the perfect way to learn more about making theatre happen. Led by directors and members of our creative teams, you can delve into everything from rehearsal techniques to set and costume designs and find out how the magic happens.

Upcoming Masterclasses

We are excited about working with members of our community to explore theatre making skills, interrogate production choices and share experience and ideas of making our own produced work. If this sounds like your cup of tea and you are nearly or over 65 years check out our upcoming workshops:

Swallows and Amazons Masterclass

Led by Swallows and Amazons Co-Director, and winner of the Genesis Future Director Award 2018 at the Young Vic, John R. Wilkinson.  This workshop will give an insight into production processes used by a professional company. This workshop is for anyone interested in how directors prepare for productions.  You don’t need previous experience of directing or performance. Lunch will be included for the whole group, as well as a ticket to the matinee on this date.

Wednesday 31 July 11am-1pm

Includes lunch and a ticket to see the matinee at 2.30pm on this date

20 places available, BOOK HERE.


Hetty Feather Aerial Masterclass

Led by the Aerial Choreographer for York Theatre Royal’s production of Hetty Feather Jen Parry, Artistic Director of High Hoops Theatre and Aerial Acts Creation Space. This workshop, limited to eight participants, gives opportunity to learn skills on silks and hoops in the air, based on the aerial work in the production. No previous experience or strength is needed, just a willingness to try. Please note that the masterclass takes place in the High Hoops Studio at Deighton, not at the Theatre Royal.

Wednesday 21st August 10am-11.30am

High Hoops, Deighton, also includes a ticket to see any performance of Hetty Feather.

8 places available, BOOK HERE.

Creating Together

Free Monthly Wellbeing Sessions

Creating Together are free monthly sessions led by Displace Yourself Theatre aimed at bringing people together to develop creative skills, boost confidence and improve wellbeing. They are particularly suitable for anyone with experience, or at risk of homelessness, as well as refugees and asylum seekers and people with mental health support needs. No experience is necessary and support will be provided for non-English speakers. Free lunch and refreshments will be provided at every session

The group meets on the 2nd Monday in the month, from 10.30am – 2pm in Workshop 2 in De Grey Rooms (opposite the Art Gallery).

For more information please contact Jen or Mike at

07949 154514 | @DisplaceTheatre