Cast runs a range of workshops for primary and secondary schools in its state of the art spaces. Please see our latest workshops below, or why not get in touch and we can create something bespoke for you!

To book a school workshop, contact Sarah Clough, Head of Participation [email protected].


The Great Christmas Dig Workshop

A delightful, festive drama workshop inspired by our wonderful Christmas show, the Big Christmas Dig.

For: Reception and Key Stage 1

Cost: £130 (plus travel to your school)


Beauty and the Beast Drama Workshop

Fun and fast-paced panto inspired, drama workshop – sure to bring a smile to your classes face with a fun filled festive treat

For: Key Stage 2, 3 or 4

Cost: £130 (plus travel to your school)


Joss Arnott Dance Workshop

Joss Arnott Dance is committed to delivering inclusive, unique and high quality workshops to participants of all ages and abilities. These are all tailor-made to meet each and individual need, involving all participants to engage with dance and the work of the company. All workshops are taught by the Artistic Director or company dancers and members who all have experience teaching people of all ages, including established professional companies and dance conservatoires.

For: All ages 

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Reckless Sleepers Workshop

Internationally acclaimed Performance Company Reckless Sleepers offer workshops for schools and universities interested in finding out more about processes used in devising theatre. 

For: Key Stage 4 or 5

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Coal Workshop

Members of the Gary Clarke Company will deliver workshops to schools, colleges and universities as part of an exciting integrated student and teacher package. As part of the package, students will take part in an individually tailored 3 hour dance workshop, watch a live performance of COAL and be invited to give a critical response to choreographer Gary Clarke as part of a unique post show discussion. These unique workshop packages provide students and teachers with an insight into the history of the British coal mining industry, an opportunity to see a new live production and a platform for young people to voice their opinions and responses to a live dance theatre work.

For: Key Stage 3, 4 or 5

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Gecko Workshop

Gecko’s education and outreach is a key area of the company’s work and they are currently listed as a prescribed practitioner for devising on the AQA specification for AS and A-Level Drama, a suggested company on the International Baccalaureate Theatre course guide and have recently created a resource pack for OCR’s new AS and A-Level Theatre specification.

For: Key Stage 4 or 5

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fingersmith's Up 'n' Under Workshop 

fingersmiths creates high quality theatre with a multi-layered approach to language and physical expression, described as HD Theatre. Their work engages primarily, but not exclusively with Deaf/disabled audiences, through the integration of BSL, spoken or written English, presented equally on stage.

For: Key Stage 3, 4 or 5

More Info: Using fingersmiths’ approach/process to the making of Up ’n’ Under, the focus is on developing skills, communication, teamwork and trust - using periphery vision, working in pairs, developing teamwork and trust, synchronised moves and gestures, working with two languages.


VERVE (Northern School of Contemporary Dance) Workshop

VERVE is the postgraduate performance company of Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD). VERVE workshops can be specifically tailored by request but generally consist of a warm–up, learning a section of our repertoire and/or creative tasks, led by dancers from the company.

For: Key Stage 3, 4 or 5

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Workshop

Led by the Lyric Hammersmith's Education Producer, paid workshops are available at £250 inclusive of VAT to further students' experience and knowledge of the show. This will be a two-hour practical workshop.

For: Key Stage 3, 4 or 5

More Info: There is a choice of two workshops for the show:

Contemporising Shakespeare: This workshop explores links into the relevance of the text and Shakespeare in the 21st century; by exploring the social, historical and political context students find ways of accessing the play with a modern day twist. Using both vocal and physical techniques students will explore ways of performing Shakespeare to connect to a contemporary audience.

Rehearsing Shakespeare: This workshop explores Filter’s unique process to exploring Shakespeare through devising and an ensemble approach to making work. Students will learn different rehearsal techniques to work with text and find a collective meaning through practical exploration.