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Discover Central: Taster Workshops (Short Courses)

Experience our approach to short course training first-hand

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Thinking of joining one of our evening or summer courses but want to try us out for size first? Then these Discover Central taster workshops are perfect for you.

Over 2.5 hours, you'll be introduced to our way of working across a range of disciplines in a fun and engaging way. Working through activities and exercises you'll get a sense of what you'll be doing when you sign up for one of our short courses. You'll also have the chance at the end to ask the tutor any questions you may have. 

The workshops you can choose from are:-


Discover Central: Acting

Working with one of the Short Course departments acting tutors, you'll be introduced to the fundamentals of acting - general training (work on the self) and preparing for a performance (working on a role). Working through exercises and activities the tutor will introduce you to some key tenants of acting and help you to connect and unlock creativity. 


Discover Central: Voice

Learn what voice training is, and how it can help you as an actor, public speaker, or just in everyday life! One of our expert voice coaches will take you on a journey to help you appreciate how you can unlock your voice and make it work to your advantage. This workshop will let you experience what happens in a typical voice class at Central, and in particular on the Voice for Performance evening class. 


Discover Central: Writing

This one-off practical taster workshop will introduce you to the playwriting process and Central's way of working. It is an exciting opportunity to work with an established playwright to begin to explore the fundamentals of writing a play.  It is meant as an introduction to what happens in a typical writing class at Central, in particular Playwriting – An Introduction.


Discover Central: Directing

New workshop launching soon! 



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Discover Central: Acting - Mon 9 March 2020 - BOOK NOW

Discover Central: Voice - Mon 9 March 2020 - BOOK NOW

Discover Central: Writing - Mon 9 March 2020 - BOOK NOW

Discover Central: Directing - Date announced soon  - Register Your Interest


Please note:

  • These workshops are aimed at people who are interested in joining Central's short course programmes, not BA/MA programmes.  
  • The workshops are also open to anyone that would like to attend as a one-off
  • The Discover Central: Voice workshop looks at the spoken voice - it is not a singing workshop.
  • All Discover Central workshops on this page are for people aged 18 and over
  • Our workshops are capped at a maximum of 16 people
  • Please dress in clothes that are comfortable to move in and be prepared to take off your shoes
  • All workshops take place at Central's main campus in Swiss Cottage
  • You can receive a full refund up until 7 days before the workshop date. After this the fees are non-refundable and we're unable to defer places to a future workshop

Event price

£35.00, advance booking essential

Event dates

9 Mar 2020 -

6:45pm to 9:15pm

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