Professional Development Workshops

These workshops are aimed towards participants who are looking for a higher level of experience in drama and the theatre industry. Perfect for participants who would like to build on their artistic skills, gain more theatre experience and will help those who are thinking of applying for drama school or theatre courses. Capall Dorcha Ensemble is a registered Arts Awards Centre based in North Ayrshire. Arts Awards offer unique qualifications that support young people to grow as artists and arts leaders giving them accredited qualifications via Trinity College London.

So far hundreds of young people have participated in free workshops run by Capall Dorcha Ensemble Professional Development in Ayrshire, with classes running on topics such as ‘Acting Through Song and for Camera’, ‘Shakespeare’ and ‘Devising Script for Camera’.

The feedback we’ve had for Capall Dorcha Ensemble Professional Development so far:

This is the second workshop we have received from Capall Dorcha Theatre Company and we were not disappointed. The provided a variety of engaging activities for the young people that were fun and informative. The workshop leaders were enthusiastic and encouraging to pupils who had not had much previous drama experience. Pupils not only developed their imaginations, they learned valuable acting skills which will assist them in their class work.D Cruickshank, Ardrossan Academy.

Huge thanks for the workshop, staff and participants really enjoyed it and we’d love to have you back.L Bryden, Auchenharvie Academy.

Just wanted to thank you all again for the workshop on Friday. Myself and the pupils were delighted with how much we learned from the workshop and how enjoyable it was.S Martin, Greenwood Academy.

Physical Theatre

This yeare we toured 13 school locations across North Ayrhire and the isle of Arran in which 452 young people took part our Physical Theatre workshop or week long programme in Ardrossan. Thanks to the support of our sponsors this workshop is free to all young people living in North Ayrshire and Arran in Primary 5 – S6.


Check out our short film below to see some of the work particpants took part in throughout the week long event.


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