Introduction to Theatre Making

Understand the fundamentals of theatre making and producing your own work. Designed for actors or graduates interested in creating their own work.
LAMDA students sitting in a circle talking to each other during rehearsal of A Few Good Men


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Course Fee

Application Fee

Course Date
Monday 19 August - Friday 23 August 2024, from 10am - 5:30pm each day

Application Deadline
Friday 2 August at 3pm (UK time)

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Is this course for me?

Whether you’re a director, writer, producer, or an actor wanting to find out how to make your own work, this course will teach you the fundamentals of creating, producing, and pitching your own work.

Do I need to prepare anything for the application or workshop?

No, simply have a think about ideas you would like to produce, what your goals or ambitions are as an artist and why you would like to attend this workshop. 

About the course

Work with an industry-leading practitioner in the field of theatre-making and gain a valuable insight into creating and developing your own work. By the end of this course, you will have produced a short solo or duo piece. You'll have a piece of theatre that you can take with you beyond the course, to enter scratch nights, continue developing your idea further or apply for funding, everything you need to get your work off the ground!

This short course is led by Emily Carewe, Executive Director at Theatre503 and Founder of LAMDA MishMash Festival.

What will I be doing?

The course will be both practical and theoretical.

The following areas will be covered during the workshop: 

  • Learn key skills including developing an idea, self-dramaturgy, self-producing and devising.
  • Learn the fundamentals of creating, producing, and pitching your own work.
  • Logistics and practical advice for producing any scale of show.
  • How to trust your own ideas and skill set.
  • Leave the course knowing how to take your idea from page or idea to stage.

Key information

You must be 21 or older at the start of the course.  

In order to train on this course, you should have a level of English that is approximately IELTS 6.0 or equivalent English Language experience. 

You can apply for this course through LAMDA directly. The application deadline is stated in the overview, but we advise you to apply early, as places are limited and the course may close early if it reaches capacity. 

If you're not sure if this course is right for you or if you meet the requirements, contact our short courses team on [email protected]

Course Fee

Application Fee

If you are offered a place on this course you will need to pay a deposit of £69.50 within five days of the date of your offer email to secure your place. You will then need to pay the remainder of the course fee within 21 days at the latest. Please see below for information about our cancellation / refund policy. 

Please see below for information about our cancellation/refund policy:

We're pleased to offer LAMDA graduates a 10% discount on this course. To receive the discount, please write to [email protected] including:

  • Full name
  • Year of LAMDA graduation
  • Course
  • Short course(s) you wish to apply for

Please do this before filling out your application, as we will provide you with a separate application link.