If you’re looking to hone and develop your theatre practice and diversify your artistic skillset, you’re in the right place.

As part of our Constellations programme for emerging talents, Tara Theatre will be holding a series of half day workshops that will be led by pioneering industry professionals who are creating innovative and boundary-pushing theatre.

Cultivate will give you the opportunity to hone and develop your theatre practice whilst diversifying your artistic skillset. You will also have the chance to network with other artists and theatre-makers and hear from established and experienced practitioners in the Cultivate ‘in conversation’ evening sessions which will take place online.

At the end of the week Tara Theatre will open its space for you to gather and connect informally with a variety of creatives from different backgrounds so that you can find new collaborators, mentors and mentees.

Be sure to check back here and keep your eyes peeled for the full programme of events as we’ll be adding more workshops throughout September – and don’t forget to also check out how you can get involved in our week-long collaborative theatre lab Change Your Lens!


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Programme of Events

  • Dates: 4 Oct – 8 Oct 2021
  • Prices: £5 - £15 Pay As You Feel
  • Running time: -
  • Venue: Tara Theatre
  • Age: 18+

Monday 4th October | 18:30 – 19:30

In Conversation
A live ‘in conversation’ event at Tara Theatre between two established writers discussing how their practices have shifted over time – watch this space for the announcement of who our special guests are!


Wednesday 6th October | 14:00 – 17:00

Writing Workshop
Led by British playwright and screenwrite Atiha Sen-Gupta, this is a 3-hour long workshop that will delve into the drama of every day life to create dynamic scenes. Atiha has written for telelvision programmes such as Skins and Holby City and was writer-in-residence for Theatre Royal Stratford East in 2016. Limited to 10 spaces.


Thursday 7th October | 10:00 – 13:00

Intro to Lighting Design
Led by lighting designer Rajiv Pattani, this workshop is the ultimate comprehensive guide on creating a lighting design, taking you through the whole process from start to end. Rajiv has worked as a lighting technician for theatres such as the Bush Theatre, Unicorn Theatre and Hampstead Theatre. Limited to 10 spaces.


Friday 7th October | 10:00 – 13:00

Producing Workshop

Get inside the ‘Independent Producing with an inclusive ethos’ mindset with Nisha Oza through a set of practical activities. Nisha is a Creative Producer and Co-Founder of The Lot Productions. Limited to 10 spaces.




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