Theatre Maker Open Day

Workshops, Tasters, Talks, & Lunch

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Theatre Maker Open Day

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Produced and presented by The Cockpit


Following  the success of our last open day, we are throwing our doors open once again to introduce our new selection of Theatre Maker classes.  

We have some old favourites returning, along with the addition of some exciting new classes that we will be running for very the first time, all carefully curated to give Theatre Makers the best selection of classes and workshops to help them create new work. 

And the good news is you get to try them all!  No more having to pick and choose. We have structured the day so you get to try every class that's on offer. 

The day will run from 11am to 5pm with tutors running taster sessions in our studios and auditorium.

Groups will move from room to room meaning everyone will have the chance to try each class. 

The day will consist of 3 sessions in the morning and 3 in the afternoon with a delicious vegan lunch provided in the middle.

All for just £5


The first session starts at 11:00am, but we will be opening our doors at 10:30am. Please be punctual. We have to start on time to fit it all in!!

As an extra treat we are offering 25% discount to anyone that books on the day.

The bar will be then open from 5pm so do feel free to stick around if you have any questions.






10:30am: Registration

11.00am-1.30pm: 3 x 45 minute taster sessions 

1.30pm - 2.30pm: A Soul Food lunch provided by Laila's Creole Cuisine.

2.30pm - 5:00pm: 3 more 45 minute taster sessions

5:00pm - 7:30pm: Networking, questions and drinks in the the chance to sign up to the classes you liked. With a 25% discount! 




Here's a list of all the classes that will be part of the Open Day.
Don't worry. We'll make sure everyone gets the chance to try them all!

(All classes are subject to change)


Making Theatre: All About You.

Create your own 8 minute solo that is funny / moving / inspiring. Get that beef off your chest or share that life afirming moment. Perhaps deep down we are all attention-seeking show-offs, but surely that’s ok if we can craft our material into an experience the audience enjoys. Are you full of yourself? Release your Self into the wild!

With Matt Rudkin

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Hanging somewhere between poetry and foolery, clowning is a firework inside the Matrix.  Hard to describe in less than eternity, clowning unveils, questions and subverts social norms whilst simultaneously inviting for a wholehearted self-acceptance. Fine out what it is to ‘be’, in front of an audience.
With Mario Mariotti
Create your own one person show
With Jonathan Brown of Something Underground Theatre Company

Create and be part of a commedia show at the cockpit. Plus join a widening comedia community. 
With Lee White of Sticky Back Theatre Company

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Start creating and devising your own work, and make theatre that you are passionate about.
With Sarah Fraser of HOAX Theatre

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Making It Happen: The Entrepreneurial Artist

A one day workshop on finding your USP and running with it! 

With Christina Morelli 

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Make a Scene For Your Showreel

With Steve North


PLUS Soul food from Liala! 

Tickets: £5

Sunday 22nd September - 11am. Doors 10:30am



Full price: £5