Open from 10am Monday - Saturday
Workshop Monday 11 May & Monday 18 May, 6pm – 7.30pm

Applied Theatre Zoom Workshops

This event is now sold outTo join the waiting list email Programme Coordinator Jamie Walsh at 


Are you interested in the possibilities of theatre in non-traditional settings, working with community groups?

Rachel McMurray, professional applied theatre practitioner and director, leads a two-part series of workshops exploring the process of devising theatre with, for and by its audience, enabling participation and opening up the arts to a variety of communities - with a particular focus on prisons and with hard to reach groups.
The two-part workshop will explore the foundation of applied theatre, the considerations of working in a variety of settings, facilitation and designing workshops. It will also include time for questions surrounding working in the applied theatre sector as a freelancer and the various considerations of this.


About Rachel McMurray

Rachel McMurray has years of experience in the application of theatre practice as an interventionist tool, and using theatre to effect social change. With a BA (Performing Arts) and MA (Applied Theatre) Rachel has delivered drama-based projects in prisons, pupil referral units, schools, care homes, young offender institutions, community venues, with asylum seekers, CAHMS service, looked after young people and many more.

Rachel is an associate lecturer at Staffordshire University, leading the Applied Theatre module for undergraduate students. She has also worked as a residency supervisor for TiPP (Theatre in Prison and Probation) at The University of Manchester, supervising students through practical residencies in prison settings.



These workshops take place over Zoom on Monday 11 May and Monday 18 May, 6pm - 7.30pm

Availability is for 12 participants, who must attend both sessions. 

Places are on a first come, first served basis.

This event is now sold outTo join the waiting list email Programme Coordinator Jamie Walsh at 



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