Training Course

Making Theatre Training Course

Organisation: Mind the Gap

Region: Yorkshire

Artform: Theatre

Welcoming: Learning Disability ; Inclusive/Integrated

Opportunity Summary:

Making Theatre is a training course for adults with a learning disability who want to learn new skills. It runs between September and July each year and students can gain a qualification. There is a 4-day per week Full Time programme, and 1-day per week Part Time programme. The programme is open to individuals with a learning disability aged 19 or over. Recruitment takes place in April and is by application. Contact Mind the Gap for an application form or sign up for the newsletter. Students of Making Theatre work on professional shows and projects in order to gain experience and learn a wide range of skills. This includes acting, dance, back-stage and media skills. Making Theatre also helps students grow in confidence and improve communication and team working skills. It also offers support and training for other practical skills such as using computers and travelling independently. Students who are aged up to 25 work towards an Arts Award qualification over the yearlong course.

Organisation Information:

Mind the Gap is England's largest learning disability theatre company that creates work for UK and international audiences. Our vision is to work in an arts sector where there is equal opportunity for performers with learning disabilities: a world where performers are trained, respected and employed equally, and feature every day on our stages and screens. We work in partnership with learning-disabled artists to deliver a bold, cutting-edge and world-class artistic programme that impacts locally, nationally and internationally. Work that excites, surprises and challenges audiences. Our aim is to make great theatre that makes audiences think differently. By 'theatre' we don't just mean shows that you can see in arts and theatre venues, but also performances and events in different spaces and places.


T: 01274 487390