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Theatre and performance courses

Performance from movement students

All our courses may be subject to change. You will be notified of these changes if necessary.

Improv Comedy

Course length: 8 weeks

Learning type: On campus learning

This is a fun and accessible course if you want to learn the tips and tricks of making things up as you go along!

No experience is necessary for this introduction to Improv Comedy where you don't need to worry about being funny but you can be sure of having plenty of laughs along the way.

Together we will use many different and playful games to release and rediscover creativity and confidence.

Playback Theatre

Course length: Monthly sessions

Course location: Online through Converge Connected

On this course you will learn the basics of performing this exciting improvisational theatre form.

Playback theatre brings together theatre-makers, improvisers and storytellers. It focuses on creating a unique experience for performers and an audience by collaborating to tell a shared story. 

Working Towards Performance

Course length: 15 weeks

Learning type: On campus learning

This course introduces the different styles of theatre, staging, character, devising, monologues and script work.

The course is practical in nature and is held in a drama space at York St John University. No previous experience of theatre is necessary.

Zoom to Stage

Course length: 8 weeks

Learning type: Online through Converge Connected

Zoom to Stage is an 8 week drama course exploring how we can perform live, in the comfort of our own spaces.

Escape from the 'everyday' using drama as the creative outlet and means of expression on this exciting course with one of our Converge at Northumbria (Newcastle) tutors. Over these 8 weeks, we’ll develop and produce our own performances through acting master classes, script writing, characterisation and various other techniques.

This course is for those who have an interest in theatre and drama, however no previous experience is necessary.

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