Corporate / Training

communicateUsing theatre as a tool for learning, corporate training and development.

Adapting theatre skills for business, corporate and public sector environments.

The technique needed by actors to hold an audiences attention is also needed by the businessman or public speaker to win their audience’s attention.

Reveal sees that people are at the heart of successful business. Human potential is enormous; and we have the power to harness that potential.

Reveal uses techniques which are safe, supportive and non-threatening. and professional actors use role play, improvisations, practical scenarios, staged performances, facilitated sessions and ‘forum’ theatre – where a positive outcome is tested by acting out the solutions – to encourage change.

We establish a learning environment through creativity and experiential techniques; participants are asked to be on their feet – actively finding solutions and positive outcomes. Situations are played out and explored.

Sessions are bespoke and are tailored for the needs of the company and trainers. Areas we can cover include (but is not exhaustive) – click on each for details.

Delegates try out situations in a safe manner. Reveal has a pool of actors and facilitators. From one actor to a group, we tailor our work to meet your needs.

Communication Skills
  • What sets out the mediocre from the great communicator?
  • Dealing with nerves – physically and vocally
  • Examining the language of effective communication
  • Body language – how movement, gesture and eye contact
  • Conversations – how to communicate; what are the building blocks of successful dialogue?
  • Role play and practice followed by constructive criticism.
Presentation Skills
  • Nerves. Ways to prevent nerves ruining a presentation – physically and intellectually.
  • Vocally – using the voice to communicate. Explore breathing, relaxation, vocal strength.
  • Body Language – how movement, gesture and eye contact
  • Structuring a presentation
  • Audience rapport
  • Dealing with questions
  • Role play presentations and feedback followed by constructive criticism.
Customer service
  • How can staff give 100% customer service?
  • How can your organisation be head and shoulders above the rest?
  • How can you define this culture?

Through a series of role play; forum theatre and hotseating; delegates can explore ‘customer care’ – how to deal with conflict and act out positive solutions. Exploring vocal and physical communication as well as ‘blocking’ negativity.

  • How can managers run successful appraisals?
  • Can appraisals be non-threatening and open and constructive for the future?

Through role play, forum theatre and hotseating, delegates can act out appraisals and ensure that these meetings can be dealt with smoothly and positively.

Public speaking

Public speaking can be a daunting and nerve-racking experience. A successful public speaker, however, needs to put across a point or argument and win the audience’s support.Vocal – breathing, relaxation, vocal power

  • Physical – eye contact, gestures, body language
  • Audience – how to communicate successfully
  • How to construct a good speech
  • Dealing with questions / hostility
  • Role play and constructive criticism.
Team building / Leading a Team
A successful team means a successful company. This session allows delegates to explore the components of team work and to develop a culture of the ‘team’.

  • Exercises to build a team without patronising.
  • Defining a team and keeping individuality.
  • How to lead a team and be part of a team.
  • Leadership within a team – do’s and don’ts.
  • Building connections and sustaining positive relationships for workers, clients and customers.
Diversity training and inclusion
Both for within organisations and dealing with clients and customers, this session explores dealing positively with diversity and inclusion.From interviews and dismissals to customer service and the physical environment; how can we support and allow diversity through role play.Exploring vocal, physical and behavioural factors to support a ‘culture’ of diversity.
New policy implementation / trial running
Explore new policies and trial run possible outcomes and situations through role play and forum theatre – whereby the situation can be stopped at any point and different ‘outcomes’ acted out.Change happens – how can you make this transition a smooth one?
Conference support
A specially written piece of theatre can be used to enhance your conference-bringing issues, policies and corporate ‘speak’ to life.
  • How to run successful meetings
  • How to deal with individual needs
  • What characters may you meet?
  • How do you maximise the meeting to achieve your aims?
  • Vocal and physical techniques for the ‘chairs’.

Recent Training Work Includes:

Keele University (PGCE students, Mentors in Schools and trainee Social Workers) examining multi-agency approaches using role play.
Trident Care and Support in Shropshire, examining Diversity and Distress through a specially created Forum Theatre piece with delegates including local mental heath specialists.
Children’s Fund Stoke on Trent. A piece of Forum Theatre examining multi agency approaches to delivering CAF services. (Every Child Matters)

How to book

Contact Reveal Theatre to discuss your needs.


Robert Marsden is a theatre director and practitioner having worked across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. His work as a trainer has included:
HNS PCT – using theatre scenarios to explore new policy prior to implementation of patient centred care.
Britannia Building Society – acting out a new customer service policy with the board.
Staffordshire LEA – exploring new inclusion policy with headteachers
NHS – mental health nurses working with ‘modern matrons’ to develop communication and ways of working together.