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Mask Performing for Students

Full Mask Performing for Students

Our Full Mask Performing for Students workshop can be booked at a duration to suit you and your students, from one hour to a full day. The engaging and fast-paced session introduces students to mask theatre, showing how to create characters, develop clarity in communication and devise original work, empowering students to create their own mask theatre and gain a better understanding of theatre vocabulary needed for the written elements of GCSE/AS/A level drama. The workshop is suitable for KS3 to degree level, and can be led by a deaf practitioner for students who are deaf or HoH - please let us know when booking.

The workshop will:
•    familiarise students with the basic rules of performing in full mask, focusing on physical clarity
•    develop students’ understanding of specific performance elements such as movement, gesture and pace, and how this helps in creating character and communicating intention
•    teach students important mask techniques such as internal monologue, clocking, punctuated movement and stillness
•    build  students’ confidence in the devising process, and encourage them to think creatively and clearly
•    encourage students to consider, and be able to critique, the importance of the performer/audience relationship
•    develop teamwork and group trust
•    allow shy or under-confident students to shine with the protection of a mask

For additional content in longer sessions, please see the Course Outline pdf

Booking details

Suitability: KS3 upwards
Course size: maximum 30 participants
Duration: adaptable
To book a workshop: contact us on 01905 312921 or email learning[at]

Vamos Theatre is committed to a practice which protects children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm. You can read about our Safeguarding Policy here.

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Vamos Theatre created a truly democratic performance space for our students and empowered them to communicate profoundly, hilariously and emphatically. Mask theatre speaks no language but human language, one we can all understand, and I was both amazed and moved to see our students flourish throughout the week.

Hayley Venus, Ganton Special School, Hull - Full Mask Performing for Students


It was excellent and so well suited to our pupils.

Andrea Huhle, Braidwood School for the Deaf - Full Mask Performing for Students


The work shop that took place at my college really made me realise how hard mask work is, but also I learnt how effective body language is when betraying an emotion. Thank you for coming!

Mollie-May Cole, Student, Exeter College - Full Mask Performing for Students


I have been a teacher for 10 years and it was by far the most dynamic and worthwhile workshop I have ever seen delivered to students. I feel after your workshop they have the best possible start for their practical exam.

Kate Fonseca, Head of Drama, Uffculme School, Devon - Full Mask Performing for Students

 I feel like we can start to create our mask performances with the skills we learned