We’re delighted to announce the launch of an incredible partnership between British Land and the National Theatre, which will see unique creative events and experiences taking place at Regent’s Place over the coming year.
Open to everyone on campus, the events are designed to boost your wellbeing, support your return to campus and encourage collaboration and creativity. We will be running monthly workshops led by creative experts, focusing on skills used by theatrical professionals in the rehearsal room and explore how these can be applied to enhance the working day; inclusive of movement, posture, presence and speech and language techniques.
Separate theatre techniques sessions will see creative experts from the National Theatre demonstrate skills such as Special Effects and Prosthetics in Theatre, inviting you to ‘look behind the curtain’ and gain unique creative insight into how the magic of theatre comes to life.
Photos of the National Theatre by Brinkhoff/Mögenburg
Taking place at a range of times throughout the day at triton café and across the campus to accommodate your schedule, the National Theatre sessions will be led by industry experts to give you an exclusive insight into the creative world of the arts in London.
These workshops will provide space for you to enjoy in-person experiences you won’t find anywhere else and aim to make a positive impact on the mental and physical well-being of all who work at Regent’s Place, perfect for easing back into the workplace after working at home.
All sessions will be available to book online. To find out what’s coming up, see the calendar below book your place now to avoid disappointment.
Each month an industry expert will share their tools and tactics with you in these fun bitesize sessions. Get moving and explore intuitive movement with dance moves and exercises from the rehearsal rooms of famous productions or improve your posture, presence and vocal delivery to grow your confidence.
National Theatre Voice Workshop with Gurkiran Kaur
Led by Gurkiran Kaur, a voice, accent and dialect coach and a Kundalini Yoga teacher, Gurkiran will guide you as you take a short meaningful break from your working day to focus on your voice. From mindful awareness, bridging your breath and body to celebrate your unique voice. This session will offer a refreshing and vitalising instance of creativity, whilst exercising your vocal self.
Wednesday 29 September 2021
8.15am – 8.35am
12.15pm – 12.35pm
1pm – 1.20pm
National Theatre Movement Workshop with Jackie Kibuka
Jackie Kibuka, National Theatre choreographer
Join National Theatre Choreographer, Jackie Kibuka, for this dance and movement workshop, designed to boost your energy and refresh your working day. This session will provide a fun creative environment to explore the benefit of dance and movement in its many forms, teaching you some new moves straight from the National Theatre rehearsal rooms. Jackie’s will get you stretching, dancing and using your body in this short fun session.
No prior experience is needed, simply come along and enjoy!
Each workshop is 20 minutes long to fit into your morning routine or lunch break.
Wednesday 20 October 2021
8.15am – 8.35am
12.15pm – 12.35pm
1pm – 1.20pm
Join experts from the Wigs, Hair and Make-up team at the National Theatre who will share exclusive insights into this highly creative and inspiring department. Responsible for producing and maintaining all aspects of wig-making, hair and make-up styles and special effects prosthetics for every show staged in the National's three theatres, these exciting and interactive sessions will also demonstrate examples of applying prosthetics.
Photography courtesy of Ellie Kurtz
Wednesday 24 November 2021
1.10pm – 1.50pm
Tickets will be made available soon.
About the National Theatre
The National Theatre’s mission is to make world-class theatre, for everyone. The NT creates and shares unforgettable stories with audiences across the UK and around the world. On its own stages, on tour, in schools, on cinema screens and streaming at home, it strives to be accessible, inclusive and sustainable.
The National Theatre empowers artists and craftspeople to make world-leading work, investing in talent and developing new productions with a wide range of theatre companies at its New Work Department.
Our nation thrives on fresh talent and new ideas, so the National Theatre works with young people and teachers right across the UK through performance, writing and technical programmes to ignite the creativity of the next generation.
Together with communities, the NT creates ambitious works of participatory theatre in deep partnerships that unite theatres and local organisations – showing that nothing brings us together like theatre.