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SCDA members have access to a huge range of training workshops delivered by our National Drama Advisor. 

Email Carole at to arrange.

SCDA Workshops

Workshops are delivered by our in house expert, Carole Williams our National Drama Advisor.  She will work closely with you to ensure that the workshop meets your club needs and is always happy to use specific material provided by the club. 

Single Workshop

£50+ travel costs
Up to 3hrs of workshop activity

Full day workshop

£75+ travel costs and subsistence
Full day of workshop activities

Two day workshop

£150+ travel costs and subsistence
2 days of activities
Can be run over a weekend

Introductory offer for new members

Fees for the first workshop are waived – the only costs are travel and subsistance

Travel and subsistence costs

Costs are based on mileage from Glasgow or actual cost of public transport – whichever is cheaper.

For a full day workshop, lunch or the cost of sourcing lunch should be provided.

Two-day workshops must include all meals and accommodation as appropriate.

Clubs can reduce costs by providing accommodation with a club member.


Directing online 

Online workshop

This online workshop will look at the challenges of directing a play online – from the passing of props to creating intimacy within a scene.  Let’s explore this new performing space together through play and experimentation.

New course in 2022

Setting the Scene

In-person workshop

Aimed at Directors, we will look at different approaches to early read throughs and work together to explore different approaches to directing a selection of scenes

Live production

Online workshop
In-person workshop

Having trouble with a particular aspect of your production, or perhaps you just want some outside input? Carole can tailor her visit to your club to meet your particular needs.

Please contact Carole to discuss options for a virtual visit

Page to stage

In-person workshop

Focusing on rehearsal techniques and approaches to working with your cast, this workshop aims to provide different ways of looking at a single piece of text. 

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

Online workshop
In-person workshop

You will be introduced to a way of breaking down the play into manageable chunks identifying the key themes and challenges

Improvising the Play

In-person workshop

We are improvising every day of our lives so we are already experts, but how can we harness this and use it within the rehearsal process to develop characters and subtext? 


In-person workshop

Taking a physical approach, we will explore the most common archetypes found in stories and see how they might be useful for actors and directors in the rehearsal room.

Devising theatre

In-person workshop

How do you create something from scratch?  We will explore a range of approaches to working collaboratively without a script. Although aimed at young people and their adult collaborators, it can easily be adapted for adult groups.

A chorus of approval

In-person workshop

Suitable for performers and directors; we will identify the building blocks for creating effective chorus moments that go beyond standard groupings and the dreaded semi-circle lines.

Just say yes

In-person workshop

Improvisation can be a fun and rewarding way to explore characters and situations.  It is particularly useful for exploring character aims and subtext.  Many people find this daunting but it is a great skill to develop This workshop is suitable for actors and directors.

Say what you mean & mean what you say 

Online workshop
In-person workshop

Working with text, we will look at the importance of understanding what is being said and why.  We will also look at how to add interest and energy to the performance.

Capturing the everyday

In-person workshop

This workshop introduces a model for creating choreography using everyday movements and gestures rather than dance that can lead to interesting crowd scenes and contemporary chorus.

Can you hear me at the back?

In-person workshop

By the end of the workshop, participants will have acquired some easy and quick techniques for warming up the voice and will have started to explore their vocal range.