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INSET Training for Teachers & Practitioners

Mask /  Advanced and Intermediate Mask / Physical Theatre

Trestle’s INSET courses for drama teachers, professional practitioners and workshop leaders provide a unique opportunity to develop teaching and performance skills in mask, half mask and physical theatre, as well as discovering new ways of helping students create dynamic performances.

“A fantastic valuable workshop with so much to take away and put into practice”

Led by professional theatre practitioners these practical one day drama INSET workshops are held regularly at our home in St Albans, Trestle Arts Base or can be delivered at external venues.

INSET training sessions happen twice a year with dates in Spring and Autumn terms. The days will include Basic Mask and Half Mask , Intermediate and Advanced Mask and Physical Theatre and give participants the confidence to work with students using Trestle’s expertise and their own creative abilities to make exciting mask and physical theatre.

Mask Theatre
Spring Dates: 
Monday 19 March, 9.30am – 4pm
Autumn Dates: Monday 15 October, 10am – 4pm

This fun, accessible workshop will help strengthen your practice of using Trestle full masks and half masks as a tool for both theatre and social development. The work consists of experiencing exercises and learning teaching techniques to develop physical awareness, mask performance and creative devising.

Advanced and Intermediate Mask
Spring Dates: Tuesday 20 March, 10.30am – 5pm
Autumn Dates: Tuesday 16 October, 10am – 4pm

This is a follow up workshop for anyone that has participated in our basic mask training or worked extensively with Trestle Basic mask sets. This work will focus on our advanced and intermediate mask sets extending your devising and teaching techniques from the previous training and supporting you to challenge yourself and students.

Physical Theatre
Spring Dates: Wednesday 21 March, 10.30am – 5pm
Autumn Dates: Wednesday 17 October, 10am – 4pm

This practical workshop will teach you to work imaginatively with storytelling, using body, voice and mind to devise and create dynamic theatre. Participants will discover new ways of creating and teaching physical languages with which to make rich visual and physical performance covering a range of styles and practitioners.

Cost: £150.00 per day or £280 if booking two days and £420 if booking all three days.

Lunch and refreshments included

The cost includes lunch, refreshments and comprehensive notes on the workshops.

We can also visit your school/an external venue to deliver an INSET day: £600 for 6-18 participants + travel

For more information about our INSET training and to book your place download and fill in our booking form (please note that you will not be able to fill out the form in your browser), alternatively please contact the team at or 01727 850950