The Inclusive Rehearsal Room

Extraordinary Bodies Artists and Creative Team in residency at National Theatre Studios, moving and laughing in the room, watching Ted Barnes dance in the middle of the room.

The Creative Case calls for a rehearsal room that includes everyone.  This two-day artistic development workshop helps you to make it happen. Understand ways to adapt and grow your practice so that you can develop a confident approach to everybody in the room. The second day involves working alongside members of our youth ensemble, Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists, to put your work into practice. Be part of a movement that widens opportunities and stretches creativity for all.

Aimed at

Anyone teaching or making work in the performing arts


  • Integrated creative practice through games and exercises
  • Inclusive and exclusive Language
  • Supporting everyone in the room including D/deaf and disabled people
  • Creative access for audiences
  • Creative workshops with Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists


Day 1
11.00am – 5.00pm – Introduction to working in an inclusive rehearsal room

Day 2
10.00am – 1.00pm – Creative devising time
2.00pm – 5.00pm – Sharing and Networking


Louise Brown, Training Producer
Eilís Bevan-Davis, EBYA Artistic Director
Dave Young, Artist and Diverse City Board Member
Milton Lopes, Actor and Circus Artist


Individuals and freelancers

Dorset-based: £145.12 (£135 plus £11.12 Eventbrite booking fee)
Elsewhere: £162.29 (£150 plus £12.29 Eventbrite booking fee)


Dorset-based: £340.16 (£315 plus £25.16 Eventbrite booking fee)
Elsewhere: £377.89 (£350 plus £27.89 Eventbrite booking fee)

Maximum of 15 places
Includes the two-day course, lunches and refreshments

Head to Eventbrite to book your spot.

Access: Please complete the following access audit form.  Access can be booked by us on a case by case basis. 

There will be a creche service in one of the school’s classrooms near the workshops. It will be ran by two qualified play workers from Dorset. If you would like to use the service, please fill in the access audit form.

This course is supported by Doing Things Differently, a partnership between Diverse City and Bristol City Council.

Photo © Dom Moore