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New Theatre Oxford

New Theatre Oxford

New Theatre Oxford Creative Learning

For more information or enquiries, please contact [email protected]

Ever wanted to try your hand at some of the skills it takes to put on a show? If the answer is a resounding yes, then our range of workshops could be the thing for you.

Make-up Workshops

Learn the secrets of creating the perfect theatrical make-up look, how to bring a show to life or hone your performance skills.

Beauty School Drop Out make-up workshop

Learn how to create a look that event the coolest cats would be proud of. Focusing on techniques such as contouring, highlighting, theatrical eye and lip application and much more.

Sat 5 Oct at 11am – 2pm. Recommended age 14+. £20 per person – click here to book

Halloween make-up workshop

Join us for a spooky themed workshop, where you can learn to create looks perfect for scaring your family and friends.

Thu 31 Oct at 11am – 2pm. Recommended age 12+. £20 per person – click here to book

Thu 31 Oct at 3pm – 6pm. Recommended age 12+. £20 per person – click here to book

The workshops last for three hours and are limited to a maximum 15 people per session.

Summer Workshops

Musical Theatre workshop

A fun-filled workshop based around singing and dance. The session will involve learning a song and dance routine from an industry professional, culminating in a short performance on our stage.

Fri 2 Aug 10am – 1pm (ages 5 – 10). £25 per person – click here to book

Fri 2 Aug 2pm – 5pm (ages 11 – 16). £25 per person – click here to book

Special effects taster workshop

The session will include make-up demonstrations of cuts, wounds and bruises amongst others, as well as showing off special effects techniques.  

Thu 1 Aug at 11am – 1pm. Ages 12 - 16. £15 per person – click here to book

Thu 1 Aug at 2pm – 4pm. Ages 12 - 16. £15 per person – click here to book

Technical Theatre workshop

Go behind the scenes and learn about lighting, rigging, sound and much more. All of the key technical areas of the venue will be covered in this informative, fun and practical session.

Wed 31 Jul 10am – 1pm. Ages 12- 16. £25 per person – click here to book

Wed 31 Jul 2pm – 5pm. Ages 12- 16. £25 per person – click here to book

Thu 1 Aug 10am – 1pm. Ages 12- 16. £25 per person– click here to book

Thu 1 Aug 2pm – 5pm. Ages 12- 16. £25 per person – click here to book

War Horse Puppetry Workshop

For families, we are running a War Horse Puppetry workshop. Get a hands-on understanding of how to create characters through puppetry and physicality. It will also give a taste of the devising process through which the War Horse horses come to life.

Tuesday 27 August at 11am. Ages 7+. £10 per person. Takes place at the Old Fire Station – click here to book

Tuesday 27 August at 2pm. Ages 7+. £10 per person. Takes place at the Old Fire Station – click here to book

Please note, the location of the workshops is only accessible by stairs. Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.