Performance and Cultural Industries

This interactive workshop designed for music and/or drama students will explore movement in relation to music. Students will have the opportunity to play the role of both an ‘improvisor’ (on any instrument) and a ‘responder (through movement). Together we will explore movement in relation to various musical features, including tempi, volume and rhythm and discuss…
This workshop will engage students with the work of African-American and post-colonial female writers – Alice Walker, Chimamanda Adichie and Zadie Smith. Through reading passages by these writers (fiction and non-fiction), it will look at how race and gender identities relate to each other, introducing the idea of intersectionality. It asks the pupils to consider…
Students will learn about ways in which theatre-makers work, and consider how audiences and academics watch theatre internationally. They will work in small groups to analyse and identify important factors in researching international theatre. Examples include Shakespeare in India and theatre for development in Kenya. This workshop will show students how broad English (with Theatre…
Looking at examples from Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet, the workshop will explore this genre of mid-20th century theatre. The students will watch short videos, act out dialogue from the plays in pairs and then brainstorm ideas for theatre in this style that is relevant to 2019 society. For more information please email artsoutreach@leeds.ac.uk….
The ‘Leeds Loves’ Project offers free talks and workshops designed to inspire and encourage progress in the Arts and Humanities. Talks are delivered in schools by our specially trained Student Ambassadors, are offered in a range of subjects and are available to students in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. All sessions are interactive and…
Take part in our Discover ARTiculation Challenge competition! Students are invited to take part in the first round of this competition by submitting a short film of themselves speaking about a piece of art or architecture. From this first round eight Finalists will be selected to take part in a live Final on campus in…
Do you want to inspire your students to engage in performance? Would you like to give your students a taster of what studying theatre and performance is like at university? Our Performance Taster Day will do just that! In the morning, visiting students will take part in a Verbatim workshop where they will devise their…
Geoff Readman will deliver a guest lecture on [In] Visible Identities: the role(s) of the artistic director in applied theatre-making with a focus on the practice of artistic directors within UK applied theatre companies. The lecture will explore the following questions: Is there a distinctive body of expertise required for applied theatre directing? Are there…
stage@leeds are now recruiting for their Saturday youth theatre, which is running for students aged 8-16 years from 10th November-15th December. To join or for more information please contact Steve Ansell S.Ansell@leeds.ac.uk Full waivers of fees are available for families on low incomes on an application basis – for more information about these please contact…
This 2-hour vocal confidence workshop is aimed at KS3, KS4 and KS5 and teaches students the skills needed for public speaking. The session begins with an icebreaker so the group can get to know each other before moving on to a range of drama exercises to develop breathing, projection and articulation. It also explores how…