Discover your Freedom

Welcome to The Performer's Playground, the only course of its kind in the North of the U.K.

We provide superior quality theatre training and offer you the unique opportunity to commit to developing your craft in an inspirational and hilarious environment.


We believe that theatre is a game and that performers play best when they are enjoying themselves, our teaching style and modules reflect this philosophy.  Our classes are full of humour, laughter, games, imagination and play that will provoke you to discover your sense of fun, pleasure and freedom on stage in front of an audience.


You will cover a range of modules in your time with us including, le Jeu (play), mask work, approaches to text, clown, bouffon, plus have regular opportunities to create your own work.

Our body work sessions draw upon yoga, movement, games, ball work and more to help you become fitter and stronger whilst developing a more playful, impulsive, and agile body. We will take to your limits and beyond and you will leave with a deeper understanding of your body, how it works for you and what you can do to stay in shape when you leave.


You will study for 13 hours per week for 13 weeks before going into a final tech and show week culminating in 4 public performances at a Black Box Studio Theatre in Manchester

All this equates to over 200 hours of training.

Course Dates:

The Course commences  Friday Jan 24th -  and completes Saturday 2nd May

Please note that on the weekend of 10th & 11th April there are no classes as this is our Easter break.

Please also note that the final showcase week you will be expected to be in class from Tuesday through until Saturday so that we can be ready for the showcases on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Hours: 10-7pm Fridays & 10-5 pm Saturdays 

Venue: Gorse Hill Studios, Manchester


Price: £1100 full price. £950 concession.

This works out at less than £6 per hour at the full price and less than £5 per hour for the concession rate making the Performer's Playground one of the best value for money courses available in the North West.

For more details and information about how to register for the Performer's Playground get in touch by phone or email.

"the final showcase was right up my street and exactly what the Manchester scene needs"

Garfield Allen, Artistic Director S.T.U.N.

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