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.


2018: JUL 28-31       THE CORE TRAINING

A RESIDENTIAL 4-DAY TRAINING at buckden towers, cambridgeshire PE19 5TA

saturday 2pm to Tuesday 4pm

with Rose Thorn & Simon Floodgate/Veronica Needa

An opportunity to immerse yourself in Playback Theatre over 4 days and some evenings. We will make ourselves at home at comfy Buckden Towers. This course will be running parallel to the first 4 days of our 7-day Level 3 training Deepening the Practice. We aim to offer a little performance event by our students to friends and family on the Monday early evening. And then on the last day there is time to reflect, with more to learn!

Fees: £545 / deposit £200

Scholarships are available for students and the low-waged.


We also offer this training course in other formats: for example a double weekend intensive, or a 4-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.