Workshops

Details of our current workshops are listed below. Remember – we can also design new workshops for you or tailor the emphasis of an existing one to meet your needs.

Our workshops cost from £150. Please contact the Reveal office for full details or to book.

Key Stage 1 and 2

Shakespeare – Key Stage 2

These workshops can serve as a practical introduction to the Bard’s work or enhance pupil’s study. You choose which play(s) we cover and the workshops focus; for example characters, language, themes, poetry and more!

PSHCE / Citizenship – Key Stage 1 or 2

Enhance your PSHCE provision – these drama exercises allow pupils to explore an issue from a range of perspectives, and provide facts and encourage positive solutions. Complements citizenship and anti-social behaviour programmes. The workshop can focus on bullying, the environment, racism, health or many other issues. More information is available at Citizenship Provision.

Story Telling – Key Stage 1 or 2

This workshop is ideal for developing speaking and listening skills
Using a story of your choice, the youngsters actively re-tell it through a variety of story-telling forms. A practical and ‘hands-on’ session getting to grips with narrative, characters and plot, and complementing your classroom study. We have based previous workshops around Gregory Cool, Mrs Rainbow, Billy Goats Gruff and The Hungry Caterpillar among others.

Poetry – Key Stage 2

This workshop is ideal for developing speaking and listening skills
Explore elements that make up a poem through practical drama exercises. Performance techniques, rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, assonance, imagery and many more are explored. You choose the poem – we’ve based previous workshops around Revolting Rhymes, The Pied Piper, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and The Jabberwocky.

Circus – Key Stage 2

A highly physical workshop in which pupils learn the basics of clowning and circus. Children can have a go at juggling, diabolo, plate-spinning and clowning tom-foolery. Ideal for after school clubs – and led by a professional clown!

Pantomime – Key Stage 2

Oh yes it is! This fun workshop explores the workings of the annual festive family treat. Referring to pantos such as Aladdin and Cinderella, the stock characters, staging and jokes are all explored by the children.

Slapstick Comedy – Key Stage 2

Reveal brings this classic form of knockabout comedy to your school. Pupils are taught a variety of moves, techniques and skills…

Myths – Key Stage 1 or 2

Theseus slays the deadly Minotaur! Medusa defeated with her own stony stare. Drama games and exercises explore the mythical characters and their stories, emphasising the moralistic messages they present. Schools have used these workshops to devise presentations for assemblies.

Music – Key Stage 1 or 2

These workshops are designed to meet the needs of your pupils – from those too scared to sing through to those wanting further experience. Topics explored include breathing, posture, tone, interpretation and performance. Styles include pop, gospel, classical and musical theatre. This workshop is led by a professional Musical Director and Musician.

Dance – Key Stage 1 or 2

Catered to your needs, our dance workshops can focus on a specific genre (e.g. tap, contemporary) or explore an issue or story through movement. These workshops are led by a professional Choreographer and Dancer.

Key Stage 3 and 4

Shakespeare

This workshop explores a play or plays or your choice. Through practical acting exercises, we can provide an introductory overview or deliver specific and advanced coverage. Previous workshops have focussed on language and verse, poetry and prose, character, directing, themes, staging, issues and more.

Shakespeare SATs – for Year 9 pupils

Designed specifically for the Key Stage 3 English test, these workshops tackle the set sections from any of the three plays on next year’s paper: The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing and Henry V.

PSHCE / Citizenship

Enhance your PHSCE provision – these drama exercises allow students to explore an issue from a range of perspectives, and provide facts and encourage positive solutions. Complements citizenship and anti-social behaviour programmes. The workshop can focus on bullying, the environment, racism, smoking cessation, health or many other issues. More information is available at Citizenship Provision 2005-06.

Set Texts: Page to Stage

Taking a novel or play of your choosing, we explore the areas of your choice. We’ve conducted workshops looking at themes, characters and their intentions, relationships, language and more. This workshop is ideal for enhancing study in both English Literature and Drama. Texts studied include An Inspector Calls, The Merchant of Venice and A View from a Bridge or you decide.

Stage Fighting

A very physical workshop exploring one of the most demanding of performing skills and led by a professional Fight Director. Students are taught how to safely perform moves to enable them to form routines. This workshop is ideal for enhancing drama study and for school plays or youth theatre performances.

Theatre Design

These workshops can focus on set, costume or lighting and sound or provide a general overview. The sessions are led by a Professional Designer and are ideal for enhancing drama study and for school plays or youth theatre performances.

Circus

A highly physical workshop in which students learn the basics of clowning and circus. Participants can have a go at juggling, diabolo, plate-spinning and clowning tom-foolery. Ideal for after school clubs – and led by a professional clown!

Pantomime

Oh yes it is! This fun workshop explores the workings of the annual festive family treat. Referring to pantos such as Aladdin and Cinderella, the stock characters, staging and jokes are all explored by the students.

Slapstick Comedy

Reveal brings this classic form of knockabout comedy to your school. Students are taught a variety of moves, techniques and skills…

Myths

Theseus slays the deadly Minotaur! Medusa defeated with her own stony stare. Drama games and exercises explore the mythical characters and their stories and emphasise the moralistic messages they present. Schools have used these workshops to devise presentations for assemblies.

Music

These workshops are designed to meet the needs of your pupils – from those too scared to sing through to those wanting further experience. Topics explored include breathing, posture, tone, interpretation and performance. Styles include pop, gospel, classical and musical theatre. This workshop is led by a professional Musical Director and Musician.

Dance

Catered to your needs, our dance workshops can focus on a specific genre (e.g. tap, contemporary) or explore an issue or story through movement. These workshops are led by a professional Choreographer and Dancer.

Post 16

Stanislavski

Reveal will tailor a workshop for you exploring ‘the system’ using a play of your choice. The workshop can be used as an introduction or as an advanced exploration of a specific element such as emotion memory, the magic ‘if’ or units and objectives. Emphasis is placed on how directors and actors actually use the Stanislavski approaches today.

Brecht

Choosing any Brechtian play, elements of Brecht’s philosophy are explored through acting exercises – from archetypal characterisations to alienation techniques. Emphasis is also given to how directors, writers and actors have been influenced by the Brechtian approach and use it today.

Other Key Practitioners

Reveal also offers workshops on Craig, Artaud, Grotowski, Pinter, Beckett, Godber, Boal, Commedia dell’Arte, Forum Theatre, Theatre Of The Absurd and many more. Call our office for an informal chat.

Shakespeare

Using the play or plays of your choice, we focus these workshops on the aspect of your choice. Previous workshops have focussed on language and verse, poetry and prose, themes, the original staging, directing choices, performing Shakespeare and more. Ideal for both English Literature and Performance-related courses.

Set Texts: Page to Stage

Taking a novel or play of your choosing, we explore the areas of your choice. We’ve conducted workshops looking at themes, characters and their intentions, relationships, language and more. This workshop is ideal for enhancing study in both English Literature and Theatre Studies.

Stage Fighting

A very physical workshop exploring one of the most demanding of performing skills and led by a professional Fight Director. Students are taught how to safely perform moves enabling them to form routines. This workshop is ideal for enhancing drama study as well as for incorporating into performances.

Devising

How do we create scenes and stories? How can we use appropriate source material to trigger creativity? Reveal will use and introduce a series of techniques and exercises used by practitioners when devising productions.

Improvisation

This dynamic workshop explores a variety of improvisational techniques and how they can be applied in actor training, a rehearsal process and in performance. Emphasis is also given to developing improvisation as an acting skill.

Theatre in Education

Going back to the origins of TIE, students get to grips with the aims and objectives of theatre in schools, the logistics of producing the work and creating appropriate material. Call us to talk through your requirements.

Stage Management

Reveal can offer an introductory session to basic Stage Management practice or provide in-depth sessions on mark outs, health and safety, ‘the book’ and the production process. These sessions are led by a professional Stage Manager.

Music

These workshops are designed to meet the needs of your students – from those too scared to sing through to those wanting further experience. Topics explored include breathing, posture, tone, interpretation and performance. Styles include pop, gospel, classical and musical theatre. This workshop is led by a professional Musical Director and Musician.

Dance

Catered to your needs, our dance workshops can focus on a specific genre (e.g. tap, contemporary) or explore an issue or story through movement. These workshops are led by a professional Choreographer and Dancer.

Citizenship Provision

Information on our Citizenship Workshops, which run in the East Midlands, London, Wales, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Birmingham and Manchester can be found on at Citizenship Provision.