Level 1 - We start with the basics...


Core training in playback Theatre

We offer this foundation training in various formats. A double weekend intensive, a 4-day residential and non-residential options, a weekly series of evenings or by special arrangement for your group. 

Let us know what works for you.

For playbackers who have either done our Core Training already... or are already practising in a group, we welcome you to join the Certificate Training as your next step in deepening into the Playback Theatre work. Lets discuss this. Depending on your current experience you may be able to go straight onto level 3 - the Advanced Practice course. Or top up with some of the Essential topics in preparation for the level 3 intensive.

Our next Core Training will take place on 28-31 July 2018 as a four-day residential intensive at Buckden Towers. 

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Level 2 - Special topics include...


Non-residential weekends at the London Road Campus of the University of Reading

Friday 6.30-9.30pm; Saturday 10am-7pm; & Sunday 9.30am-4.30pm


acting & staging - oct 6-8

nuts & bolts of conducting - dec 1-3


music & ritual - feb 9-11

facets of the story - apr 6-8

attending to the social dimension - jun 8-10

Level 3 - Advanced Practice


A 7 days/7 nights residential course at Buckden Towers, Cambridgeshire

Deepening the Practice

– reflecting through Playback Theatre, Psychodrama and Action Methods

jul 28 - aug 3

The 2017-2018 Advanced Practitioners Certificate Course

begins with Core Training, followed by 5 Essential Topic Courses, completed by the Level 3 Advanced Practice 7-day Residential. 

Certificate course students will be required to attend at least 90% of course time and complete an essay.

Those who have completed Core Training previously with us or elsewhere, as well as those who have at least six months experience with an active Playback Theatre company can join the certificate programme at the level of the Special Topics.

Talk to us to map out the most suitable training pathway for you in relation to your current experience in Playback Theatre.

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The door opens...


Next steps on completion of the certificate course might include developing your own playback theatre group and performances, taking advanced level training towards Leadership and beyond...

Expansive, liberating and wonderful...
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