Short Day Workshops

Our adult programme aims to give our audiences added insight into the process behind each main stage show. Our programme provides a range of practical workshops with different practices to suit each show such as directing, acting, devising, creative writing and musical direction. These classes are ideal for theatre enthusiasts and we welcome people of all skill levels, abilities and experience.

Suitable for all ages 14+
All workshops run on Saturdays from 10am – 12.30pm
£15 (£9 concessions) per Workshop

Solaris: Screen to Stage adaptation
Saturday 21 September 2019

Working with a Lyceum professional, explore how cult film Solaris was adapted for the stage by working practically on key moments of the script, and gain an insight into David Greig’s ideas around his most recent adaptation.

Love Song to Lavender Menace: Untold Stories
Saturday 12 October 2019

In this practical writing workshop, you will get the chance to explore true and untold stories by bringing them to life and giving them a voice. Working with writer of Love Song to Lavender Menace, James Ley, you will also look at key moments within the play which explores the untold stories of the Edinburgh LGBT+ community.

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol: Acting Dickensian Caricatures
Saturday 30 November 2019

Dickens is well known for creating vibrant, larger-than-life characters, particularly in the ever-popular tale of A Christmas Carol. From crotchety old Scrooge to the vibrant Ghost of Christmas Past, this practical acting workshop will allow you to bring them to life!

Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of): Feminist Theatre
Saturday 1 February 2020

Perfect for theatre makers, actors, budding writers or lovers of classic literature, this workshop will explore what it takes to modernise a classic text, with a particular focus on feminist theatre.

Mrs Puntila and her Man Matti: Epic Theatre
Saturday 22 February 2020

In this practical acting workshop, participants will explore how Brechtian acting styles differ from traditional ways of working, and bring key scenes of Mrs Puntila and her Man Matti to life.

Life Is A Dream: Clowning
Saturday 23 May 2020

Life Is A Dream is a celebration of the Spanish golden age of theatre, involving multiple performance styles. Focusing on comedy, this workshop will look at the art of clowning and how to enhance your skills as a comic performer.