Access is of paramount importance to us, and as such we are offering our online workshops for free during this time.
However, if you can afford to make a donation, it would be very gratefully received.
Online Drama Workshops
Each week during term time we deliver workshops for young theatre makers. Our workshops are open to anyone with an interest in theatre.
During this challenging time we are offering free drama workshops over Zoom and weekly tasks and creative discussion on our secure online forum, for members past and present.
Workshops for our youth theatre (11 to 16 years) take place on Mondays from 5.15pm to 6.15pm.
Workshops for our young company (17 to 25 years) take place on Mondays from 6.45pm to 7.45pm.
If you aren't yet taking part and would like to, just drop us a line at and we'll send you all the relevant sign up forms.
You can view our safeguarding policy
with appendices for online workshops
and our online code of conduct here:
Our summer 'Play in a Week' projects
Our "play in a week" workshops are always a highlight of the summer and 2020 will be no exception!
Ages 7-12 and 13+ can join us each for a week in August to enjoy a mix of drama improvisation and devising sessions over Zoom with daily creative task setting using resources sent through the post as we bring two new productions to life together online!
Each workshop will include an invited 'sharing performance" for family and friends via Zoom at the end of the week.
To book a place on either workshop, please email
Professional Skills Workshops (Ages 11-25)
Each term we offer specialist 'Professional Skills' workshops, led by industry professionals on a range of performance disciplines, including:
Vocal Technique and Accents
Clowning and Slapstick
Stand Up Comedy
Workshops are open to all aged 11+ and free to CTC members.
We hope to shortly announce a new season of online professional skills workshops, keep checking back for more information.
Auditions Preparation Classes
For more information on any of CTC's Youth Theatre Groups
During the Winter and Spring terms CTC members interested in applying for drama schools are invited to attend intensive classes on auditions preparation. The sessions include assistance with:
Identifying cast type
Choosing contrasting monologues
Preparing a speech using Stanislavskian and Uta Hagen techniques
Shakespeare analysis and performance support
Cherwell Theatre Company have a long standing history of providing this support to our members and our alumni have trained at many prestigious drama schools including RADA, Mountview, The Central School of Speech & Drama, Italia Conti, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts.
We hope to restart these workshops in September, if it is safe to do so
After school drama clubs (Ages 5-11)
Our after school clubs run weekly during term time at
Queensway School, Banbury (Mondays)
William Morris School, Banbury (Tuesdays)
Harriers School, Banbury (Thursdays)
Middleton Cheney Primary (Fridays)
Each term, participants will develop their performance skills with our experienced facilitators, improve their confidence and embark on fun storytelling projects with their class mates including plenty of games and heaps of fun!
The cost is £3 per session at each school. We are proud to offer bursary places to those that need them to take part- just drop us a line:
Drama Adventures (Ages 2-5)
Thursday mornings from 10am-11am at the Sunshine Centre, Banbury
Join us for exciting early years drama adventure workshops for 2-5 year olds! Each week, children will embark on different adventures through drama, storytelling, craft activities, music and fun!
Sessions must be booked in advance through the centre and are £5 per family.
New for 2020!
WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS SAY
CTC has built me, from the bottom up it has shaped me into the performer that I am today
JESS LLOYD JONES
Never have I worked with such talented people, a place where you are completely safe to challenge yourself and be brave
CTC has been a great place to work with professionals and young people who share a passion for acting
CTC is a great place for me to both stretch myself as a performer and feel safe around a lovely group of supportive people