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 or 5-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 Special Topics in preparation for the level 3 intensive.

In 2019, there will be two opportunities to do the Core Training -

Feb 28 - 3 Mar

July 3-7

- as a 5-day, 4-night residential intensive at The Claret Centre, Buckden Towers, Buckden, Cambridgeshire PE19 5TA, from Wednesday evening to Sunday lunchtime.

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Level 2 - Special topics include...


Residential weekends at The Claret Centre, Buckden Towers, Buckden, Cambridgeshire PE19 5TA

From supper at 6pm on Friday to Sunday 4pm


nov 2-4: Nuts & bolts of conducting 


feb 8-10: music & movement

apr 12-14: facets of the story

MAY 31- Jun 2: attending to the social dimension

Level 3 - Advanced Practice

2019: AUG 4-11

A 7 days / 7 nights residential course at The Claret Centre, Buckden Towers, Buckden, Cambridgeshire PE19 5TA

Deepening the Practice

Sunday 4 August 6pm to Sunday 11 August 1pm 

with Di Adderley & Davina Holmes

This is the final course for our Advanced Practitioner Certificate Course students and a time to immerse and practice, gathering the fruits of the training so far. 

The Advanced Practitioners Certificate Course

begins with the foundation Level 1 Core Training, followed by Level 2 Special 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.

HERE for more information

The door opens...


Next steps on completion of the certificate course might include developing your own playback theatre group and performances, taking further advanced level training, eventually completing the Centre for Playback Theatre-hosted Leadership in Playback Theatre training, and onwards...

Expansive, liberating and wonderful...
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