Next public workshops

Revealing the Mask: 10th Feb / 1st March 2019

Join us for Revealing the Mask (Level 1), a workshop suitable for all actors, performers and theatre makers.

This workshop is a creative, high energy and inspiring session that gives participants a thorough introduction to full mask technique. Through games, exercises and shared exploration, Revealing the Mask introduces characterisation, physicality, and mask techniques such as clocking, stillness and isolation, helping to build confidence and understanding of mask performance.

Learning outcomes:
Level 1
•    Familiarity with the basics of full mask performance, including characterisation and physicality
•    Increased confidence when performing in a mask
•    An understanding of some of the essential techniques of full mask
•    An understanding of the importance of focus whilst performing in full mask

Booking details

When: Sunday 10th Feb, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Length: full day
Where: The Scout Hut, Furze Way, Wolverton, Milton Keynes.
Provided by: The Play's The Thing
Cost: £65.00,  including light refreshments.
To book: email Rosemary Hill on rosemarychill[at] Places will go quickly!

When: Friday 1st March, 2pm
Length: 2 hours
Where: Vesta Tilley Studio, Swan Theatre, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED
Provided by: Jump Start
Cost: £5
To book: visit the Worcester Live booking page (external site)

Listening with your Eyes: 15th March 2019

Listening with your Eyes is a workshop for anyone who wants to better develop skills of empathy, insight, listening and trust-building.

Suitable for all experiences, Listening with your Eyes explores practically the many ways in which we make connections, with the emphasis on the non-verbal. It looks at the impact of body language, mood, eye-contact, touch, and gesture, and shows how tone of voice can change the meaning of the words we say. It explores the many ways in which we can still connect with someone when words may no longer make any sense. The workshop offers an opportunity for participants to see the powerful effect of non-verbal techniques, and their benefit in helping us make real and honest connections – particularly with those living with dementia.

Please note that this workshop does not use masks.

Booking details

Date: Friday 15th March, 2019
Time: 13:00-15:00
Where: Learning Centre, Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5BD
Suitable for: 18+
Provided by: Corn Exchange, Newbury
Cost: FREE but tickets are limited, so booking is essential
To book: email getinvolved[at] or call (01635) 582666 option 3.  Places are not confirmed until you have received a response.

Mask Making Residency: 23-24th March 2019

Vamos Theatre invites you to take part in a Mask Making Residency for Veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS/PTSD) and health professionals caring for Veterans.

About the Residency
Over two days, you will learn how to make a full face mask from scratch. No previous art or theatre experience is necessary - just an interest in the process, an enjoyment of creating things, and a willingness to get your hands dirty with paint and clay.

You will be guided through the stages of creating a full mask - from deciding the character to molding clay, 'pulling' the mask in a vacuum-former, and painting it. After the residency, you can keep the mask you make. Our workshops are always challenging, fun, informal and creative, and we work with a small group of participants to get the best out of everyone involved.

The residency is delivered by two highly-experienced Vamos Theatre practitioners with the help of a Veteran trained by the company.

"Fun, relaxed and enjoyable. With the support I was able to produce a mask, which I did not believe I could have done on the first morning. Also shows mindfulness can come in many different forms!”  Veteran participant, Mask Making Workshop

Booking details

When: Weekend of March 23rd/24th 2019, 10-4:30pm
Where: Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome St, Worcester, WR1 1UH
Cost: The course is FREE with lunch included
Suitable for: Veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS/PTSD) and health professionals
Number of places: a limit of 16
To book: email info[at] using ‘Mask Making’ in the subject header

Full Mask Masterclass: 28th March /1st April

Join Vamos Theatre’s Artistic Director, Rachael Savage, for a Full Mask Masterclass.

An exploration of full mask theatre performance, this course is suitable for all professional actors, performers and theatre makers. During this creative, high energy and inspiring day, participants will:
•    Learn techniques of full mask and physical theatre: using focus, characterisation and improvisation with mask  
•    Discover Vamos Theatre's approach to full mask devising and performance
•    Devise as a mask ensemble

Vamos Theatre often finds new professional performers for productions and Walkabout work through its Masterclasses.

Booking details

Date: Thursday, 28th March, 2019
Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Where: Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH
Cost: £60 per participant
To book: Visit our Eventbrite booking page (external site)

Date: Monday 1st April, 2019 (led by Rachael Savage and James Greaves)
Time: 1.30pm - 6.00pm
Where: Jacksons Lane, Archway Road, London, N6
Cost: £50 per participant (participants can also book a ticket for A Brave Face at a reduced price)
To book: Visit Jacksons Lane's website

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