Our 2020 activities

Our programme of regular activities is open to anyone aged over 18, who lives in a BN postcode who has never worked professionally in the arts. Have a look at what you might like to get involved with and come to as much or as little as you like. To book any of the below events or activities, please click here.

People's Theatre Club

Let's go and see a show

Making Theatre Happen

People's Theatre Workshops

Get together with people interested in making theatre every week.

People's Play Reading Group

Does what it says on the tin, at the Theatre Royal

People's Theatre Tours

Explore our city's theatres

Special Guest Workshops

A chance for us to try something new with the professionals. Running on the first weekend monthly at different locations around the city

People's Inspiration Meetings

People powered production ideas

People's Theatre Club

It’s a bit like a book club. We go and see a Brighton show and have a chat about it afterwards. The idea is that we all get to see something we might not have gone to on our own.

Making Theatre Happen

We often only think about acting, singing or dancing when we think about theatre. This workshop series gets behind the scenes and introduces you to some of the lesser-known people, jobs and activities in the world of theatre. From producing to production management, sound and lighting design to costume, you’ll get a chance to find out about and explore some of the off-stage jobs that are essential to make theatre happen.

Brighton People's Theatre Wednesday 29 April 2020, 6-8pm

Sound Design for Performance with Melanie Wilson at The Spire

Brighton People's Theatre Wednesday 17 June 2020, 6-8pm

Behind the Scenes with Stuart Heyes at The Old Market

Brighton People's Theatre Tuesday 14 July 2020, 6-8pm

Lighting Design with Prema Mehta at the Theatre Royal Brighton

People's Theatre Workshops

Brighton People's Theatre

The beating heart of our work. We're running weekly drop-in theatre workshops exploring different performance skills, developing creativity, and building a company of people interested in being involved in future Brighton People's Theatre productions. Get together with people interested in making theatre every week. Meet the creative team behind Brighton People's Theatre, play games and explore lots of different theatre exercises. You can come to as many or as few workshops as you like.

11/12/2019 and 06/01/2020 - 10/02/2020 and 24/02/2020 - 30/03/2020

Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD

People's Play Reading Group

Local playwright Suhayla El Bushra hosts a lunch time play reading group on stage at the Theatre Royal Brighton. We provide pizza and a copy of the play we are reading. We read a few scenes aloud and have a chat about them.

People's Theatre Tours

Let’s go backstage with the people who work in our city’s theatres. Let’s explore the history, follow in the footsteps of some of the stars of stage and screen and tread the same boards. Our Executive Producer, Louise Blackwell, will lead sessions on how theatre is made at each of our backstage tours. If you have ever wondered how theatre is made or what goes on backstage this is a great opportunity to find out. More to follow. Sign up to our mailing list for updates.

Special Guest Workshops

(no experience necessary)

People's Inspiration Meetings

Our first people's inspiration meeting was held in November 2019, and was open to anyone who had come along to any of our programme in 2019. We talked about ideas for new shows that we could make together. We took these ideas into our weekly workshops to explore. We are an Associate Company at Brighton Dome and the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts and both organisations are interested in commissioning new shows that emerge from this programme. We aim to make shows that break boundaries and take us across Brighton's borders and out on tour.

Before You Book

All workshops and events are open to anyone over the age of 18 living in the city of Brighton and Hove or with a BN postcode who has never worked as a professional artist.

Everything is sold on a pay what you can basis. If you are on a low income you could pay anything between £1 and £3. If you are earning around £20k you could pay between £3 and £7. If you are earning over £30k you could pay between £7 and £15. You decide.

If the cost of travelling to any of these events is going to be a barrier, there’s help with public transport costs available. Please contact us and we will talk to you about this – in confidence, naturally.