Drama for Retirement

This online or studio based course is aimed at forming a supportive community of retired drama, theatre and play lovers. You don't have to have any experience in these activities, only an interest to share with others. Depending on the applicants' requirements, the delivery can be online or in the studio or a blend of the two.
We will use drama exercises to build the group bond, develop purposeful focus and, if possible, get our bodies moving. We will exchange our individual tastes in theatre, cinema, performance and storytelling; and use play reading and discussion, to re-discover our identities and reflect on our own personal experiences, as individuals, as well as members of a community.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

This course is for beginners and those with some basic knowledge of acting. To benefit most from the course, you should be able to:

Listen and respond to instructions and feedback
Be happy to take part in class discussions and interact with other learners
Be able to read a script and/or related text )
Work within groups and in pairs safely, confidently an co-operatively.

Additional Information

Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.

There is no formal assessment but progress will be monitored by observation and question and answer, and learners will be given regular feedback. You will also be asked to indicate your personal planned learning outcomes at the start of the course and will be able to discuss your progress against them with the tutor.