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RSC Amateur Actors Workshop Week-end (14th & 15th October)

The RSC are runnnng a week-end of workshops for amateur actors at The Other Place, Stratford upon Avon, with a ticket for their production of Coriolanus on the Saturday.  Details of the week-end are given below.

I know that there are still some tickets at the time of writing, because I’ve just booked my ticket. (12:00pm on 14th September).


As a director of Shakespeare at Traquair, I took a group of actors to Glasgow for a similar  RSC Open Stagges week-end of workshops, and Michael Corbidge  also came to the Traquair Shakespeare Festival to give workshops to Shakespeare @ Traquair. I can thoroughly recommend  these workshops.


If you can afford the time and the money, (£220 + accommodation and travel)  go! I’ll see youthere!


Join us for an unforgettable theatre experience working with a team of theatre practitioners in our rehearsal rooms and on stage!

Saturday, 14th & Sunday, 15th October 2017

Royal Shakespeare Company, The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon

The weekend is perfect for those wishing to develop their performance skills and learn more about how our actors prepare, rehearse and perform. The event promises to be an unforgettable theatre experience working in our own rehearsal rooms and on stage.

The sessions will focus on our approach to performing Shakespeare as well as looking at a wide range of performance techniques suitable for other texts. The workshops will be useful to anyone wishing to develop their performing skills for modern or classical productions, and all abilities and levels of experience are welcome. Sessions are also suitable for directors wishing to expand their experience of performance techniques.

The four workshops will be led by RSC practitioners and industry professionals and will cover the following areas:

Voice and Text (with RSC Voice Practitioner Michael Corbidge)
Acting for the stage
Stage Combat (with RSC Stage Combat Instructor Tom Jordan).

As well as the workshops, your ticket also includes:

Directing Masterclass
Ticket to see Coriolanus in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on Saturday 14 October at 7.15pm
Q&A with actors from the Coriolanus cast
Backstage tour of our theatres
Ticket to see our permanent exhibition The Play’s The Thing during the weekend
Lunch on both days

What and when:

Saturday, 14 and Sunday, 15 October 2017
Registration is from 9.30am at The Other Place on Saturday, 14 October
The weekend will finish by 5.30pm on Sunday 15 October

Price £220 (does not include accommodation)

Participants must be 18+


Tickets are available by calling the RSC Ticket Hotline on 01789 403493 or in person at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Box Office. Early booking is recommended as places are limited. Not available online.
Those who have taken part in previous Big Amateur Weekends or participated in RSC Open Stages (our UK wide project engaging with amateur theatre makers) are very welcome and will be offered new workshops to further develop their skills.

“The weekend was all I hoped it would be and more. The quality of the workshops was outstanding.”

Previous Big Amateur Weekend participant

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