Live Workshops

Live Drama Workshops - Bruiser Theatre Company


Featured across multiple syllabuses as a named practitioner, Bruiser’s workshops have been designed to support the current curriculum and can be adapted to suit your individual needs.

All of our workshops are also available at a higher level for students at University, College and Drama School level.


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The Bruiser Style Practical Drama Workshop

This workshop covers the fundamentals of our trademark style and lays the foundation for creating their own work informed by Bruiser’s unique approach. It is ideal for those studying Bruiser as a chosen practitioner or evaluating one of our productions for their live theatre review.

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Devised and Collaborative Theatre Practical Drama Workshop

This workshop introduces students to techniques and exercises they can use to devise their own piece of theatre. In line with Bruiser’s trademark style, the session focuses on ensemble playing and how to effectively collaborate with others.

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Characterisation and Physicality Practical Drama Workshop

This workshop focuses on characterisation and physicality. Whether from a scripted or devised piece, students will learn techniques to embody the character they’re portraying and give an embodied, believable performance.

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Introduction to Performance Practical Drama Workshop

This workshop has been designed to support young people who are new to live theatre and performance. The session is focused on confidence-building, and is ideal for Key Stage 3 students considering studying Drama at GCSE.

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Bespoke Workshop Practical Drama Workshop

If you have something specific in mind, we can develop a workshop to best suit your needs. Get in touch to let us know the level, group size and what you'd like to achieve in the session(s).

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Show Specific Workshops Practical Drama Workshop

We also offer show specific workshops based on our current performance, or past productions. To see which shows we have in our repertoire, please have a look at our Production Archive. This workshop will be informed by the chosen play, for students who are already familiar with the piece. Participants will work with extracts from the text and gain a deeper understanding of the play through practical exploration.

Bruiser don’t do things by half measures, they give it 100 percent. Belfast Times
Bursting with ideas, energetic, inventive, intelligent concepts. Simon Fallaha
With a Bruiser production you’re sure to get a high quality, high octane and highly dynamic show. Laura Caldwell
When the Bruiser Theatre Company do something they do it well and this is no exception. Irish News
Bruiser is never short of innovative ideas. British Theatre Guide
Bruiser has worked wonders in bringing to life this sophisticated piece of European-inspired theatre. The Irish Times
The delicate attention to detail across the production is amazing and becoming Bruiser’s trademark. Alan Meban
Moments of pure theatrical magic that director Lisa May can create with sheer ingenuity and imagination. No More Workhorse
This may well be the single finest theatrical production I have seen in Norther Ireland ... I advise you to buy, beg or steal a ticket. Culture Northern Ireland
All in all this is a stellar cast and a stellar production. Pastie Bap
Seeing this underlined the importance of theatre. The Irish News
What we have here is a stunning, breath-taking piece of theatre. Culture Crush NI
This is a piece of theatre that deserves the biggest of audiences. No More Workhorse