Introduction to Facilitation

Do you want to learn how to facilitate workshops with young people?

Following the success of our PG Cert in Applied Theatre with Young People the Almeida Theatre have created an introduction to facilitation for those who want to get a sense of what it’s like to work as a professional facilitator.

This five-day course is designed for drama and arts graduates, actors and/or directors who want to move into the field of facilitation.  The course focuses on planning and evaluating workshops; managing behaviour and group dynamics; working as a freelancer; and building a toolkit of games and exercises. Breaking facilitation down into its key components, we aim to support you to develop your own style and look at the challenges you might face ‘in the room’.

More than just learning workshop delivery, the course will enable you to plan, facilitate and evaluate rich, engaging workshops with young people as well as exploring how you develop your professional identity as a facilitator.

“Every facilitator should do this course – both new and experienced. The personal reflection and process is amazing.”
Participant, August 2013

The next 5-day Introduction to Facilitation course will be Monday 23 February – Friday 27 February 2015 10am – 4:30pm in the Almeida Rehearsal Room, 108 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1QN.

Course cost is £295 concessions rate of £225 (students, income support, 60+)

Theatre Making Masterclasses

Almeida Projects are offering a series of Theatre Masterclasses throughout 2014/15 designed to offer training and professional development to theatre makers, facilitators and teachers on a range of different theatre making and facilitation techniques.

The workshops will be led by the Almeida’s Resident Facilitators on their particular specialism and are just £20 per session. All sessions take place in the theatre auditorium and are followed by complimentary tea and coffee in the bar.

Autumn Term

Tuesday 25 November 10am-12.30pm – Devising: Making the most of source material to create rich theatrical environments, characters and narrative. This workshop will explore how different performance techniques and structures can be used to expand out from a single point or event to create a complex devised piece.  The workshop will be led by Almeida Facilitator Paul Edwards who is currently running the devising project with the Young Friends of the Almeida, Every Single Minute.

Tuesday 16 December 2pm-4.30pm- Theatre Making with ages 5-14: Participants will experience some of the games and exercises used when working with the Almeida Academy, look at a variety of approaches to devising and consider ways in which we might differentiate activities across the age range. This is an opportunity for new  early years practitioners to gain new skills and for more experienced practitioners to share their practice. The workshop will be led by Jordana Golbourn who is currently running the Almeida Academy for ages 5-14.

To book your place please contact the Almeida Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

If you would like to speak to someone about any of our training opportunities, please contact Sarah on or 020 7288 4917.



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