Mon 11 Jan

TBTL launches a series of digital workshops for young Cumbrians to learn theatre-making skills.

As the theatre industry continues to face huge challenges, Theatre by the Lake remains committed to its work with young people to provide opportunities for them to take part in creative activities, develop new skills and to provide insights into theatre-making.

A series of weekly online workshops, running from Monday 8 February – Monday 29 March, will provide young people aged between 14 and 18 years old who may not otherwise have access to the theatre industry an opportunity to explore roles in the theatre with practical insight from professionals who work in the field.

This unique opportunity will see young budding actors and creative young people working with seasoned professionals, including: Kash Arshad, director; Tatty Hennessy, playwright; Oscar Toeman, director, John Wilkinson, director; Chi San Howard, movement director; providing an extensive oversight of roles within the creative industry in a range of fun and active sessions.

Each theatre professional will lead a workshop in their own specialist field encouraging participants to actively take part and, afterward, quiz them in a Q&A session which will give everyone an opportunity to explore the experts career to date.

The programme has been curated and led by Cumbrian theatre director, Lexie Ward.

These relaxed and fun workshops just require a computer or smart phone and internet connection, and nothing else that wouldn’t be found at home. To book the eight week series (at a cost of £48) visit (online booking only) or for more information about the programme contact lexie.ward@theatrebythelake.com

A limited number of bursaries are available. For more information and how to apply contact claire.dunk@theatrebythelake.com