Masterclasses & Play Readings

Work with some of the creative teams of our productions to develop your skills and get and insight into their work. Aimed at those with a little experience.


Playwriting Masterclass

Sat 22 Sep 9.30am -11.30am

Work with playwright Chris Bush to disseminate playwriting and follow her journey of Steel, get hints and tips on how to develop a play around local politics.

Directing Masterclass

Sat 3 Nov 9.30am - 11.30am

Led by Close Quarters director Kate Wasserberg. Based on Close Quarters, look at how to create gallows humour and how to find the balance between tension and relief. Participants are advised to see Close Quarters in preparation for this session.

Choreographing Masterclass

Sat 15 Dec 9.30am - 11.30am

Work with a choreographer to explore the world of the musical, how do routines come together, where do you start, a fabulous workshop for dancers wanting to explore this world.

All Masterclasses are suitable for ages 16+

£15.00 per masterclass

Play Readings

Meet a group of like-minded people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to read and discuss plays linked to the productions on our stages.

New Writing with Chris Bush
Wed 26 September  10.30am – 1.00pm

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Wed 24 October 10.30am – 1.00pm

All Play Readings are suitable for ages 18+

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Sheffield Theatres is the largest theatre complex outside London. Across our three auditoria: the Crucible, the Lyceum and the Crucible Studio, we offer a huge variety of home-grown and touring productions, as well as a thriving programme of participatory events and activities.