Autumn 2019 Courses

Writing For Screen
This five-week course will introduce you to fundamental tools with which to write your own script for film or television.

Intro to Shakespeare
Delve into the works of the world’s most renowned playwright in this practical five-week course.

Writing For Stage
Writing for the Stage will enable budding playwrights to create their first draft of an original, one act play.

Acting For Screen
In one intensive weekend, participants will discover the fundamental skills required for acting on camera.

Intro to Directing
Ever wanted to stage your own work? This weekend masterclass will help aspiring directors to learn key skills.

Arcola Participation runs courses for adults of all ages.

Our innovative professional workshops and masterclasses provide participants with opportunities to learn from internationally-renowned artists and practitioners; developing their craft and creative skills.

Whether you’re an established professional or looking to broaden your knowledge, courses are open to anyone over 18.

We also offer the unique opportunity to explore our artistic programme through workshops with industry professionals and on-stage discussions.

Questions? Get in touch with our Participation Department at

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