Workshops range from performing, technical theatre, digital content, producing, directing, writing and design. Once you become a member, you'll be able to take part in as many workshops as you like. Workshops are £5 each but to members only.

Your membership will allow you access to our workshops, which are stand-alone and available termly. Membership is £10 for the year (ntil 31 August 2020). If you decide to join us as a member from 1 April 2020, membership is £5 for the remaining half a year.

Financial support to help with membership fees and travel costs is available through our Arts Pot scheme. Applications to the Arts Pot can be made once you have joined to become a member.


Membership can be purchased via the Box Office 0161 833 9833 or online

Once you become a member, login to your account and all the workshops will be available to buy online. Alternatively, please call Box Office on 0161 833 9833.


Film Making with Alfie Mulroy: Tuesday 8 October, 5pm - 7pm
Take part in a Masterclass with the Royal Exchange’s Digital Content Office as he delves deeper into the world of film and trailer making. Explore how Alfie storyboards a Royal Exchange film trailer to creates the finished project in this exciting workshop.

Creating the Ensemble with James Monaghan: Tuesday 15 October, 5pm - 7pm
James is a theatre maker striving to allow genuine moments between audiences and performers. Take part in this practical workshop with James as he around performing the self and collaborating as an ensemble. You will devising techniques and rules to allow genuine moments to occur and discovery of material live.  

Coming Home Workshop with Josie Hepplewhite: Tuesday 22 October, 5pm - 7pm
This autumn, the Royal Exchange has been lucky enough to host Maxine Peake’s portrait as part of the National Portrait Gallery’s COMING HOME season. Join Josie for a practical drama workshop exploring the theme of home and what home means to you.

Contemporary Monologues with Kate Colgrave-Pope: Tuesday 29 October, 5pm - 7pm
Thinking about applying to drama school or university? Theatre Director, Kate Colgrave-Pope will guide you through tackling a contemporary monologue and will work on yours with you. Please bring with you a Contemporary Monologue (written in the last 50 years), no longer than 1 minute, 45 seconds for Kate to work on.

Lyrics and Song with SHAR: Wednesday 30 October, 6pm - 8pm
Join songwriter, composer, DJ and producer, SHAR as she guides you through writing lyrics for songs and putting this to music. Whether you’re instrumental or not, this session will enable you to write and compose your own track.

Introduction to Voice with Anna Berentzen: Tuesday 5 November, 5pm - 7pm
Help get to grips with the basic principles of Voice as Anna teaches you an understanding of breath, clear voice and diction. Using scripts and everyday voice, you’ll look at how to use the voice safely, project and warm-up.

Playwriting isn’t Scary with Sonia Jalaly: Saturday 9 November, 10.30am - 1.30pm
Writer and performer, Sonia has a playful approach to theatre-making. BBC Writers Room member and Associate Writer for High Tide, Sonia will offer some fun and exciting ways to encourage you to put pen to paper and write!

Exploring Movement with Josie Hepplewhite: Tuesday 12 November, 5pm - 7pm
Learn how to free your body to become more open and expressive as an actor or performer in this two hour workshop with Josie. Join in movement games and exercises that focus on physicality and our bodies.

Leading a drama workshop - a crash course with Joe Gilmour-Rees: Wednesday 13 November, 6pm - 8pm
Ever wanted to be the person running the drama workshop not just taking part? Join Joe as he leads you through how to run a workshop and be a good drama facilitator in this practical masterclass.

A Shakespeare Workout with Kayleigh Hawkins, Tuesday 26 November, 5pm - 7pm
Don’t be put off by the Bard! Following a successful run of MACBETH at the Royal Exchange Theatre, take part in Kayleigh’s workshop as she introduces you to performing Shakespeare and tackling some of that tricky text.

Young Company Collective: Writer's Room

  • 28 October 2019 - 1 November 2019
  • The Front Room,On Tour / External