Creative Toolbox CPD for teachers

About the programme 

Creative Toolbox is part of Future Makers, our new programme that puts co-creation at the heart of everything we do, working through Masterclasses, Incubators, Speakeasies and Gatherings. The Toolbox is designed to build on your creative practice as a teacher, giving you new insights and expanding your  skill base. Focused on the teacher/ student relationship, these CPD Masterclasses aim to support you to plan and deliver exciting and imaginative lessons. Each session is designed to be an open space where everyone is welcome, valued, learning, contributing and collaborating. 


Directing Text with Young People

Date: Thursday 10 December 

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm 

Cost: We will be offering our CPD sessions for free for the rest of this academic year. 

Join us to go through new approaches to breaking down a play text in a rehearsal, and practical tips and techniques that will help you work with your students. Rob Watt, Theatre Centre’s Artistic Director, will share practical exercises exploring how he works with actors to become detectives and uses text as an evidence file.

Session content:  

  • Helping your students find clues within the text.  
  • How to breakdown play text in rehearsals.  
  • Mapping the world of the play
  • Developing the plays timelines
  • Practical exercises to help develop a questioning methodology.  

Feedback from teachers:

‘So accessible, engaging, interactive and fun.’


’Brilliant, covered so much in the time.’

This event has now passed but you can still book for the second session in our Approaches to Directing series below.


Directing Monologues with Young People 

Date: Thursday 14 January 

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm 

Cost: We will be offering our CPD sessions for free for the rest of this academic year.

Join us for ideas and exercises on directing monologues and for keeping your student’s work fresh and exciting. Rob Watt, Theatre Centre’s Artistic Director, will offer practical tips and ideas for working with your students to break down a monologue and keep their performances fresh.

Session Content:  

  • Tips on picking the right monologue.
  • Why punctuation matters. 
  • Objectives of the speech.  
  • Exercises to keep the performance fresh. 

Checkout some frequently asked questions

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Find out more about session leader Rob Watt

Find out more about session leader Rob Watt


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