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 3 March – Friday 7 March 2014 10am – 4:30pm at Almeida Theatre, Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1TA.

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

Book via the Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

Professional Development for Facilitators

Almeida Projects will offer a series of Theatre Masterclasses throughout 2014 designed to offer training and professional development to teachers and facilitators on a range of different theatre and facilitation techniques.

The workshops will be led by the Almeida’s Resident Facilitators on their particular specialism and are just £10 per session. All sessions take place in the theatre auditorium and are followed by complimentary tea and coffee in the bar.

Spring and Summer term sessions

Using Magic in Performance 
Tuesday 28 Jan 2014
2 - 4.30pm

Inclusivity and Accessibility
Monday 24 Feb 2014
2 - 4.30pm  

Tuesday 18 Mar 2014 
2 - 4.30pm  

Creating Site-Specific and Site-Responsive Theatre
Tuesday 22 April 2014
2 - 4.30pm  

Exploring Identity Through Movement and Drama
Tuesday 20 May 2014 
2 - 4.30pm  

Puppetry and Object-Based Theatre
Tuesday 17 June 2014 
2 - 4.30pm

Using Cultural Stories and Storytelling Techniques in Education
Tuesday 22 July 2014
2 - 4.30pm

To book your place please contact the Almeida Box Office on 020 7359 4404. Spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

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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