We are passionate about theatre!

Splendid Productions is a theatre company and an education company. We create challenging, vibrant theatre for young people, and we provide expert training in all areas of drama from Practitioner theory to Presentation skills.

Since we began in 2003, we have gained an excellent reputation for both the inventiveness of our performances and the clarity of our teaching. We’re a small company and our priority is providing consistent, high-quality work for a growing band of regular clients. We’d love for you to be one of them!


Brand new Top Tip Sheets at our Brand New Shop

We're delighted to announce a new kind of upright Splendid Mind Map: Kerry's Performance Skills Top Tip sheets!

Exploring essential practical skills for performers, these four Top Tip Sheets offer experience-based wisdom-nuggets on the following:

The Top Tip Sheets are currently available only in A4 size, laminated for extra durability and are available alongside all our existing A4 Mind Maps priced at £12, or as part of an A4 pick'n'mix 4-pack for £40.

They are available to pre-order now from our redesigned Splendid Shop (now updated for the 21st century!) and will be ready for delivery after 22 February.

Our new shop makes it easier to order from Splendid's expanding universe of teaching resources, from artwork you can stick to your wall to award-nominated* online CPDs you can stream directly into your brain! Come over, have a look and see if you can find all the deliberate mistakes:

*Splendid are Music & Drama Awards Finalists!

Hooray! We are honoured that Splendid's Practical Guide to Bertolt Brecht online CPD has been shortlisted for a Music & Drama Award!

The session, which was recorded in the corner of our office in October 2020, is nominated in the 'Outstanding Drama Education Resource' category.

You can find out if you agree that it's outstanding by streaming it right now from our brand new shop!

The winners will be announced at an online awards ceremony on 24 March.

Splendid online and in person 2021-22

The recent situation has given us an opportunity to perfect our online workshop sessions, whether your students are at home or in-school.

2hr online workshop sessions are available for £150+VAT. We've adapted our usual range of practical workshops to work effectively on Teams, Zoom or Google Classroom.

So far this year we have led online practitioner sessions on Berkoff, Brecht, Artaud, Complicité and Kneehigh, created physical storytelling workshops for devising streamed drama, and devised bespoke text-based sessions. If you're looking for a workshop, our webcams are primed and ready - and so are our masks and hand sanitizers for when schools reopen.

We will continue our UBU tour when guidelines allow, and we will be extending this remarkable production to become our tour for Autumn 21/Spring 22.

You can use our collapsible enquiry form to book an online workshop, get a Splendid practitioner into your building, or express interest in a performance of UBU.

Free Splendid streaming video for DVD buyers

In the light of worldwide school closures due to COVID-19, we have decided to extend access to our collection of filmed performances available to stream online at vimeo.com.

We’re aware that many teachers are planning remote lessons with students, and to assist anyone using Splendid for schemes of work (or anyone who wants students to enjoy some great theatre!), for the foreseeable future we are offering free access to watch our productions online to everyone who has purchased a DVD, along with online access to our education packs. This includes last year's production of Dr Faustus, which is now available on DVD and to rent on Vimeo.

If you own a Splendid DVD and you’d like a Vimeo access code for you and your students, please email ben@splendidproductions.co.uk for full details. There is more detailed information about this offer, and resources orders in general at the Splendid Shop. Please note Vimeo on-demand is not compatible with all devices.

The standard Vimeo rental service is also available, and we have temporarily increased the rental period from 24hrs to 30 days - a whole month for a tiny £7.50!

We’re happy to say that our full range of teaching resources is still available, and we are using the unexpected hiatus to create some new Splendid material.

As a creative company working in the education sector, we’re extremely sympathetic to everyone whose practice and livelihood has been affected by the outbreak. We’re very grateful to everyone who continues to support our work, if there’s anything we can do to support yours, please let us know.

Dr Faustus joins our vimeo streaming collection

Last year's production of Dr Faustus joins Splendid's marvellous selection of productions-on-film: on-demand, on the internet at vimeo.com.

Our adaptations of The Trial, Medea, Everyman, Woyzeck, Antigone, The Odyssey, Macbeth, Metamorphosis, The Oresteia and Dr Faustus are now available to rent for instant viewing on computers, mobiles, tablets and smart TVs.

The rental period is currently 30 days for £7.50, available worldwide, and includes our bonus rehearsal footage and audio commentary features.

Enjoy our ten-minute Splendid introduction 'We are Splendid Productions' below, or head to Splendid's vimeo channel to watch trailers for individual titles, or just binge-watch all ten shows in a row! (A free vimeo account is required for rentals.)

DVDs, scripts, teacher packs and mind maps are still available as always from the Splendid Shop.

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