DEAFINITELY THEATRE joins forces with leading industry experts RADA, ROYAL COURT THEATRE, and CITY LIT as partners of the HUB.
Deafinitely Theatre's HUB is the go-to for accessible theatre training for emerging deaf and hearing artists. Whatever your level of experience, you'll find something for you. The Hub provides artists structured, accessible professional theatre training.
Membership is open to all. Members enjoy their first workshop free, member discounts, priority booking for workshops, invitations to networking events, free theatre trips, and showcases will be available to members only.
The programme will run annually and includes:
Participants will take part in a series of workshops exploring various acting techniques that will culminate in a final showcase, providing an opportunity to engage with and present CVs to the wider industry. The showcases will be fully accessible and archived on film.
Participants will take part in a series of workshops led by some of Britain’s top playwrights to provoke, develop and explore their writing for live performance. Throughout, the writers will get first-hand experience of the practicalities of playwriting and have the opportunity to grow their professional networks.
HUB members will have the opportunity to participate in workshops throughout the year offering training in areas of theatre practice such as theatre design and stage management led by professional theatre guest practitioners.
Two mentors will work across 12 months with two mentees. Mentors will be committed professionals selected according to the skills and needs of each mentee. Each mentee will receive a bursary and have a bespoke brief to design and carry out a ‘set task’ with ongoing support from their mentor.
Networking events and experiences
Four networking events will take place annually. These will be structured activities enabling all HUB participants to interact with industry professionals, present ideas and share their CVs. It will also provide the opportunity HUB members will also develop networking skills as a result of attending, very important to those whose first language is BSL.
There will also be theatre trips with an enhancement package attached offered each year. For deaf people, theatres can seem an intimidating place so these will offer a curated opportunity for participants to experience mainstream theatre and also benefit from backstage tours and staff-led Q&A sessions.