Classes and Courses

Dust off your dancing shoes, clear your vocal chords or tickle that funny bone with our brand new programme of Classes and Courses. No experience is necessary, so book your place now.

Ballroom Dance

Saturday 17 August, 2 – 5pm

Led by acclaimed dance coach Doug Allen – come and join us for either 1, 2 or 3 hours of ballroom dancing. Each hour will be dedicated to learning the basics of a different dance.

2 – 3pm Waltz
3 – 4pm Rock & Roll
4 – 5pm Argentine Tango

The sessions are relaxed and great fun, and are aimed at beginners, although you are welcome to attend if you have more experience. Bookings should be made with a partner.

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Stand Up Comedy

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 September, 10 – 4pm

In this really special intensive weekend with award-winning professional comedian James Cook, you’ll learn how to turn your day-to-day life into comedy gold. You will also get expert advice on developing a five minute long stand-up comedy routine in a fun and supportive environment.

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Confidence in Public Speaking

Saturday 7 September, 11am – 4pm

Martin Berry has spent 10 years training the business and academic communities in confident and dynamic public speaking. Using theatre to explore body language, voice and text, this is a great chance to explore presentation in a safe and enjoyable environment.

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War Zone to IPhone

Saturday 14 September, 11 – 4pm

Learn how to capture professional quality video and sound with your smartphone. Andrew Black is a hugely successful cameraman for international news agencies including CNN, covering many incredible international stories. Now he spends his time crusading against terrible smartphone videos and photographs! In this special day-long class, Andrew will share stories and show you how to use light, colour and much more on your mobile phone.

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Paper Hydrangea Making

Saturday 14 September, 1 – 4pm

Make and take home your very own beautiful paper hydrangea, created from old Nottingham Playhouse scripts. Led by hugely experienced paper crafter Sarah Manton, this is a chance to learn a new skill and create a lovely keepsake.

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Improvised Theatrical Comedy for beginners

Saturday 19 October, 11 – 3pm

Led by critically acclaimed international improviser James ‘Lloydie’ Lloyd. Learn many improvisation techniques used by some of TV and film’s most loved actors. In this workshop you’ll learn how to establish a solid basis for a scene, as well as listen and react to your scene partner.

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Painting the Figure in Costume

Saturday 30 November, 10.30am – 4pm

A rare opportunity to work from our costume collection and make a painting based on a Playhouse production. Starting the day with a few light hearted exercises, moving on to a long pose in the afternoon to make a unique completed painting.

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An Afternoon of Magic and Mind Reading

Saturday 14 December, 1.30 – 4pm

Come join the world’s only Academic Magician, Todd Landman, for some inexplicable demonstrations and mind-bending feats.

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