Practitioners' Lab

Practitioners' Lab

Everyman Theatre Practitioner's Lab

The Practitioners' Lab operates periodically and provides ongoing training for the wide pool of freelance practitioners who are employed by the Education and Community Department to deliver one-off workshops or projects.

Practitioner Training Course


In Association with Warts and All Theatre

A three-day professional development course for practitioners, facilitators and theatre artists that work with children and young people.

Do you believe theatre made with and by young people should be given a greater platform?

Want to understand how to embed Arts Council's 7 Quality Principles into your practice and achieve excellence!

Warts and All Theatre have devised the UK's first training course that explores, embeds and enables artists working with children and young people to demonstrate and quantify what makes their work excellent (or how to make it more excellent!), and it's all underpinned by Arts Council England's 7 quality principles. 

Paul Milton, the Everyman Theatre's Creative Director says "This is a really great opportunity to learn new and useful skills from a highly experienced practitioner. These skills will help future practitioners and workshop leaders throughout their careers in whatever capacity: professional, amateur or community."

Suitable for emerging and established practitioners, directors and facilitators, this three-day course will:

Sat 25th April: Introduce delegates to Arts Council's 7 Quality Principles, empower them as artists and focus on participant progression through inclusive practice. 

Sat 16th May: Focuses on Principles 5, 3 and 7 with a focus on a participant's journey and ladder of development.

Sat 20th June: Focuses on authenticity as an artist, creating artistically ambitious work and developing ideas for projects.

Throughout the course delegates will be equipped with a toolkit of practical activities and skills including planning, artistic delivery and creating a production concept. There is a strong emphasis on artistic excellence and enabling participants to develop their practice as artists. 

The course is £45 for all 3 sessions and there are 20 spaces available.
Applicants must be able to attend all three days and must be over the age of 18.
The Everyman are please to be able to offer some bursaries to applicants under the age of 26, thanks to the bursary fund set up by Sir Ian McKellen

For more information, or to apply for the course, please download the application form below or email  



If you are a practitioner with an Arts speciality and would like to be considered for freelance work with the Education and Community Department, please contact Hayley Trust at