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At the heart of all Tin Horse Theatre's work is education through strong narrative. Our workshops are no different. We run workshops alongside our main productions and independently with the focus on empowering those taking part.

We guide participants through the process of creating theatre with expertise in devising, improvisation and narrative skills. Our facilitators draw upon years of experience making theatre in varied environments from the west end, fringe, hostels, schools and community projects.

For more information on any of the above, including workshop fees and concessions, please email us.

"I've never done drama before, I enjoyed it, I'll come again."

"Really creative."

"An enjoyable lesson to come and learn and teach with others."

"I discovered you can be a leader in your own way."

"Taught with real enthusiasm and infectious energy."

Quotes selected from participants at New Horizon Youth Centre & 'Wedlock' choir

Past Workshop Projects

New Town v Old Town

September 2013

In August 2012, Tin Horse Theatre planned and delivered a series of eight workshops with 'at risk' young people from New Horizon Youth Centre exploring social psychology theories surrounding identity and group dynamics. The workshops explored issues around prejudice, with the young participants relating their personal experiences to the content. We worked with 45 young people, all of whom gained AQA accreditations for their participation.

Tin Horse Theatre facilitators spent preparation time exploring social psychology theories with Dr. Caroline Howarth from the LSE’s Social Psychology department looking at group creation and categorisation before attending a day-long workshop with the anti-prejudice charity Facing History and Ourselves. These collaborations were crucial to enable facilitators to engage the young people on their experiences around race and prejudice. Their responses were used as a basis for the young people to create short improvisations, looking at the issues from different angles, gaining a deeper understanding of how group dynamics change and how they can tackle prejudice.

The workshops culminated in a devised performance to an invited audience including their peers, youth workers, theatre professionals, journalists and the Mayor of Camden, at the New Diorama Theatre. The project was made possible due to support using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

For more info on the project see here

"It was amazing to perform on a real stage. A rush. I loved it"

“It’s some heavy stuff really – it’s like you get people who can’t think more than ‘I’m this and your that’ so we can’t talk, can we?”

“It’s not just about drama or putting a scene together. It’s more educational listening to other people’s point of view and what they think about racism. For me it was really educational and I really enjoyed it.”

“At first it was awkward 'cause I didn’t know any of the other people there. They (the workshops) kept getting better each time – it wasn’t just drama, it was like history and educational.”

Mayor of Camden: “It’s just fantastic to see young people doing this type of thing. Keep doing it.”

David Byrne – Artistic Director, New Diorama Theatre: “I think it was great – let’s do more of this.”

Aaron Minnigin
Jeremy Sachs
Ilana Winterstein

Designer of final performance;
Harriet Wilcox

Photo credit;
Jay Springett

Influence: A Project With New Horizon Youth Centre

September & October 2011

The project took place over 3 weeks with young people from New Horizon Youth Centre in the borough of Camden, London. Tin Horse Theatre facilitators ran six workshops with a total of 52 young people delivering 18 AQA’s in performance and drama. New Horizon works with 16-21 year olds many of whom have poor self esteem, low confidence, a history of rejection, harm and abuse and often profoundly negative experiences of organisations.

At the end of the workshops the young people presented their work to 20 of their peers as well as youth workers and invited public guests.

The workshops continually explored socialisation, influence and obedience looking at peer pressure, the media, fashion, music, friends, money and politics. The narratives and settings came directly from the participants, dealing with ideas they wanted to explore. They developed different theatrical skills in devising using physicality, mime and vocal skills.

This work was a great experience for the company and for the young people who developed their confidence, team work and communication skills.

Past Work

Wedlock Lock With Key The Valley
Philip Lock With Key The Valley

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