Professional Training

Trestle offers an extensive range of training from mask and physical theatre, CPD courses for teachers, professional practitioners and workshop leaders, to PGCE and an MA in Education (Drama), plus corporate training for business groups.

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CPD Training

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

Trestle’s CPD 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.

Led by professional theatre practitioners these practical one day drama CPD workshops are run regularly at Trestle Arts Base in Spring and Autumn terms or can be delivered at your own venue.

The next available dates are:  

Mask Theatre: 25th March 2019 & 21st October 2019

Advanced and Intermediate
Mask: 26th March 2019 & 22nd October 2019

Physical Theatre: 27th March 2019 & 23rd October 2019

Costings: £150.00 per day, £280 if booking two days and £420 if booking all three days.

We can also visit your school/an external venue to deliver CPD Training for 6-18 participants at £600 a day.

For more information or to book please follow the link below.

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MA Education (Drama)

Trestle in partnership with Middlesex University deliver a unique MA course in Education (Drama) – the very first of its kind in the UK. The three-year part time masters programme is designed for teachers and lecturers of drama, theatre studies and performing arts and will be run at Trestle Arts Base over 6 weekends an academic year.

The course explores a variety of theatre practices relating to education and creative learning, as well as sharing years of specialist mask and physical theatre expertise developed through Trestle’s work. Professionals who are interested in this award title should apply through Middlesex University for the MA Education programme, clearly stating they wish to work towards the MA Education (Drama) exit award.

For more information contact:

Ronald Sergejev: Programme Leader (Middlesex) 
Emily Gray: Programme Leader (Trestle) – 01727 850 950 /

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23rd – 26th July 2019 | 10am-4pm

This Summer Trestle will be running a 4 day ‘Making Mask Work’ intensive course for practitioners, teachers and makers. The course will focus on devising and storytelling looking at scripting mask work, story structure and development, mask technique and character.

It will cover everything you need to know to go further in mask with the aim of making successful devised work and unlocking the process we as a company go through to make a mask show here at our Arts Base.

Who is it for?

This course is for you if you’re interested in making mask work and would like to understand Trestle as a company and gain an insight into our processes, it’s open to everyone with a passion for mask and a willingness to play.

Where is it?

The course will take place at our Arts Base in beautiful St Albans in Hertfordshire. With plenty of lovely Airbnb’s nearby and regular access into London from St Albans City Station it’s the perfect opportunity to come and stay in the local area.

Cost: £450 | £400 concessions (incl. students, recent graduates, equity members)

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Corporate Training

Trestle’s workshops are a unique and creative experience that can be employed to develop skills in effective leadership, communication and presentation, effective group work and more.  Our interactive workshops can be tailored to suit your team’s needs and we have worked successfully with companies both in the UK and internationally, including BRITA, Unilever, IBM, EE, Tesco and Jet Airways.

“The workshop highlighted the value of clearly stated objectives in realising potential and performing well…excellent, very relaxed yet informative style…a thoroughly enjoyable days training…informative and fun in an excellent venue” – Participant

Each workshop is bespoke to your Company’s needs so please contact us using the form below or call 01727 850950 to discuss what we could do for you.