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Theatreworks: training for business

Theatreworks is the National Theatre’s communication skills training for professionals.

Our team of actors and directors will help you improve your presentations, develop your interpersonal skills and build your confidence. Using techniques borrowed from the world of theatre, you will learn how you can use your voice and body language to step confidently into the spotlight.

Theatreworks training is entirely practical: whether you need help with public speaking or having a challenging conversation, our hands-on approach gives you a safe place to practise new skills. Read on to find out how we can help you and your business.

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For organisations

Whether you’re looking to take your team’s pitches to the next level or sharpen their leadership skills, our bespoke programme is for you. We can tailor our core programmes to your team’s needs or design a bespoke training session or programme.

Our training can take place in-person either at:

  • the National Theatre on London’s South Bank
  • your own venue
  • online

We offer full-day courses, short sessions and masterclasses as well as individual coaching. Choose from a range of topics from presenting with impact and storytelling to how to have difficult conversations and give feedback.

Talk to us to see how we can meet your objectives – we’d love to discuss how we can work together.

Book a call with our Theatreworks team

For individuals

Our open courses take place in person at the National Theatre on the South Bank. We have two core programmes which can be taken separately or as a pair. Each course is £440 per delegate. Book both courses and receive a 10% discount. We also offer discounted places to charities, the NHS and government employees. 81% of attendees rated Theatreworks open courses ‘excellent’.

1:1 training

Need something different? We also offer 1:1 bespoke coaching for individuals. Whether you’re looking to hone an important speech or refine your personal work style, our coaching can help you achieve your best.

Just get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

Book a call with our Theatreworks team

What clients say:

The team found the onstage approach offered a unique perspective and the training really pushed them outside of their comfort zones while also providing a safe, motivational space for them to put their new skills into practice.
– Nicola
Learning & Development Manager at Penguin Random House

Brilliant way to understand and improve your communication style. Broadens your mind, explores your body, builds your confidence.
– Kat
Circle Health

One of the most scary and most rewarding courses.
– Chaka

Meet our facilitators

Contact us

Sheila Chawla
Theatreworks Programme Manager

Cara Vaitilingam
Programme Coordinator

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Theatreworks 2023

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