This course provides a thorough foundation in Playback Theatre. As well as basic skills and performance forms, students will be learning principles, applications, & the history & geography of Playback Theatre. In the rich atmosphere and dynamics of the Playback experience, there will be opportunities to try out the roles of conductor, musician as well as actor.

This course sets the foundation for our Certificate Course in Playback Theatre Practice. Once you have done Core Training, all other workshops are open to you.

Whether a newcomer or an experienced Playbacker, you are all welcome to come along to one of our Taster Evenings. An opportunity to get in touch, revive, indulge... your playfulness and have a taste of Playback Theatre.

2019: Jul 3 - 7                 THE CORE TRAINING

with Alison Fairlove & Amanda Brown

A RESIDENTIAL 5-DAY TRAINING at THE CLARET CENTRE, buckden towers, cambridgeshire PE19 5TA

wednesday 6pm to sunday 1pm

Two opportunities to immerse yourself in Playback Theatre over 5 days and some evenings. We will make ourselves at home at comfy Buckden Towers. Arriving in time for evening supper, we will begin working together on Wednesday evening, and then continue on full days Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with an aim to offer a little performance event by our students to friends and family on the Saturday afternoon - with time to reflect, and more to learn, on the Saturday evening and Sunday morning before we all say goodbye after lunch.


£595 shared accommodation (4 nights) / deposit £200

£655 single accommodation (4 nights) / deposit £200

Scholarships are available for students and the low-waged.a

We also offer this training course in other formats: for example a double weekend intensive, or a 4 or 5-day residential, or over a series of evenings. We are also open to designing a format which will accommodate your own particular needs and availabilities. So email us HERE to discuss this.

Exhilarating, transformative and empowering.