Elevate Workshops

a cast sit in a stage set to look like a heritage british pub

Elevate is a scheme run by acta and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and WECA. Over the course of nine months, we will train a core group of practitioners to make high-quality and impactful community-based theatre and arts initiatives. Some of the sessions will be open for all to book on to – we advise you follow us to get notified of future sessions too.

what will I do in this workshop?

• We’ll discuss the importance and impact of producing original theatre with a heritage focus

• Be introduced to past acta projects, to see this work in context

• Watch short films of acta theatre shows evidencing this process

• Explore different ways of doing this work

• We’ll discuss how we adapt this process with different groups and different aspects of heritage

This seminar will benefit anybody who is passionate about everyday heritage and people’s history – not just for theatre practitioners. Writers, story tellers, film-makers, and researchers may also find this helpful.

Please book your place to the workshop via Eventbrite

Future Workshops

30th November 2022, 10am – 1pm: Practice exchange: pilot ideas and peer support
18th January 2023, 10am – 1pm: Engaging with heritage to create original theatre
8th February 2023, 10am – 1pm: Community Theatre Practice, engaging communities – why and how?
22nd February 2023, 10am – 1pm: Practice exchange: pilot ideas and peer support
22nd March 2023, 10am – 4pm: An introduction to social enterprise – running yourself as a business

Past Elevate Workshops

21st September 2022, 10am – 1pm: Creative Facilitation – games, exercises, group dynamics, planning
2nd November 2022, 10am – 1pm: Julie Story Method and other devising techniques
16th November 2022, 10am – 1pm: Creating material from individual voices and writing for a community