Open Stages skills exchange workshop

As part of our Open Stages showcase celebrating amateur theatre we are offering a special package to help you make the most of your visit to Stratford-upon-Avon.  For just £15 you can go to a workshop run by an RSC practitioner and see all the Open Stages performances on that day. 

Following on from the success of our Open Stages Skills Exchanges for amateur theatre makers,  these workshops cover voice, text, movement, direction and design. The following workshops will be available each day before enjoying one or more of the Open Stages productions invited to perform at the RSC.

Voice and Text 
Join one of our leading voice and text practitioners, learn how to use the incredible words of the worlds greatest playwright to maximum effect as they take you through the exercises and techniques we use with a professional acting company.

Movement Workshop
Join one of our leading movement practitioners for a day/half day and learn the importance of the body in modern stage performance. From creating individual character to the power of the ensemble, the RSC's movement team take you through the exercises and techniques we use with the professional acting company. 

Directing Workshop 
Join one of our experienced assistant directors for a day/ half day workshop as they take you inside our rehearsal process. Having worked on some of the RSC's biggest productions with some of its most prolific directors they will be looking at the approaches, techniques and exercises used by modern professional directors in their approach to Shakespeare.

Stage Combat Workshop
Join a professional stage combat instructor for a day/half day of stage combat tuition. Learn seemingly bone crunching, yet utterly safe techniques for creating carnage on stage. A professional stage combat instructor will introduce you to some of the skills, techniques and ethos of fighting on stage looking at choreography, safety and how to integrate action into your production.

All workshops are suitable for both experienced amateurs and those new to performing or directing and for ages 16+

To book this package for a workshop and the Open Stages performances on the same day please call the RSC Box Office on 0844 800 1110

Each workshop is available on:

Friday 13 July, 10am - 4pm
Saturday 14 July, 10am - 4pm 
Sunday 15 July, 10am - 1pm
Saturday 21 July, 10am - 4pm 
Sunday 22 July, 10am - 1pm

Core Learning Centre, registration from 9.30am.

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