"It was incredible to see some of the transformations from ‘cerebral’ / let’s draw a diagram-students into instinctive / bold performers that they became by the end of the afternoon."
Josie Downer, Head of Drama, St Nicholas’ School
"We’ve been ecstatic with the service and value provided by Splendid... The students were extremely new to Brecht so Scott adapted his teaching immediately to accommodate that. He was an extremely likeable figure for our boys to grow in confidence across the day. They looked up to him and felt safe in expressing themselves."
Jon Vickery, Head of Drama, Langley Park School for Boys
"... a great introduction to Brecht and Woyzeck for our students...This was our first workshop with Splendid and we would thoroughly recommend it to other schools."
Gemma Grubb, Hazelwick School
"Just wanted to say what great workshops John ran yesterday. I think it really challenged and stretched the pupils which was exactly what they needed."
Charlotte Revie, North Bridge House School
" Students across all years – 10, 12 and 13 were full of appreciation and praise for Jimmy’s comic and insightful delivery on devising and Berkoff. I found it fantastic CPD. It’s all too easy to find yourself creatively dehydrated at times doing this job day in day out. Jimmy’s ideas were great."
Mike Vogler, Head of Drama, Ulverston Victoria High School
"John was a fantastic facilitator, very cheerful, energetic and engaging for our young people."
Laura Molloy, Park High School
"I'm sure they achieved more in that session than we could have covered in a week!"
Sarah Pemberton, Head of Drama, Chancellor's School
"They all loved every second- especially those who were uncertain and anxious. They exceeded their own expectations and you made them better versions of themselves through fast paced, busy, energetic tasks"
Briony James, Subject Leader for Drama, Dover Grammar School for Girls
"We had an AMAZING day! Kerry is a force of nature and a totally inspiring person to watch work! The students were absolutely buzzing afterwards as was I!"
Alison Quarrell, Chase High School
"It was such an inspirational workshop not only for the pupils but we also found it immensely helped our understanding of Brecht in action... The pupils were still buzzing in their lesson today and it has transformed their devised work we cannot thank you enough!"
Elin Parry, Head of Drama, Ysgol Dinas Brân
"The providers asked what areas we wanted covering and tailored the workshop to allow for this. The workshop leader continually adapted the workshop to meet the needs of the students. This was fantastic, as we find often a workshop is just delivered whether the students 'get it' or not. Splendid's adaptability and flexibility meant that the workshop felt really beneficial... I have already found myself using lots of the exercises with students."
Emily Moll-Colman, Teacher of Drama, Huish Episcopi Academy
“Year on year, I have seen my students apply a range of techniques and ideas that they would have normally not have attempted, but because of the confidence instilled by the workshop leaders they take risks that almost always pay off.”
Louise Davey, Head of Drama, The Harefield Academy
“Very clear objectives and outcomes… tailor-made to suit my students’ needs.”
Marianna van der Berg, Drama Teacher, Chatham Grammar School for Boys
“High energy and complete commitment meant all students were focused and challenged throughout… You are guaranteed value for money and a highly professional experience for all.”
Samm Vince, Drama Teacher, Frome Community College
“…inspirational ideas which re-energises my work”
Sophie Welsh, Head of Drama, Lord Williams’s School
Our package of workshops is the foundation of everything we do at Splendid Productions.
At Splendid we know that no two workshops are the same, and we specialise in creating sessions that meet your students where they are, customising content and style to cover exactly the subject areas you need.
We approach all workshops as rehearsal sessions in which teaching is quickly incorporated into practical exercises. Under the direction of our outstanding workshop leaders, students can actively make sense of theory which can seem abstract on the page. We are regularly impressed by the quality and inventiveness of the work the students produce.
Standard in-school workshops are 3-hour or 6-hour sessions, with a maximum group size of 30 students for each workshop leader. Session times can be split, for example 2x3hr or 3x2hs in a 6-hour session, but wherever possible we avoid individual workshops shorter than 90mins.
Here is our current selection of workshops. Follow these links for price information or you can request a workshop using our online form.