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 mask work, empowering students to create their own mask theatre and clearly supporting assessment criteria for OCR exams. The workshop is suitable for KS3 to degree level, and can be led by a d/Deaf practitioner for students who are d/Deaf or HoH - please let us know when booking.

The session will:
•    Familiarise students with the basic rules of performing in full mask, focusing on physical detail and isolation
•    Develop students’ confidence in physical storytelling and encourage them to think creatively when devising visual theatre
•    Empower students to create physical clarity and focus on stage
•    Address key skills required in the areas of mask and physical characterisation and performance.
•    Encourage 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.

The skills of full mask drama require students to isolate performance elements such as movement and gesture in order to successfully interpret the mask. This supports students not only in practical performance exams, but also in the analytical and evaluative response of the written units."
John Plant, head of performing arts specialism, Bishop Perowne College, Worcester.

Booking details

Suitability: KS3 upwards
Course size: maximum 30 participants
Duration: adaptable
Cost: 1 hour £150 + travel + accommodation
          2 hours £250 + travel + accommodation
          4 hours £375 + travel + accommodation
          Full day (6 hours delivery) £450 + travel + accommodation
          Additional hours £70 per hour
To book: contact us on 01905 312921 or via our Contact Form

Click here to download a Course Outline pdf

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.



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 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

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