We are very excited to be touring a specially designed workshop all about space and the brain for 8 – 10 year olds! As part of our latest production Captain Jude and the Shadow Planet we will be touring to primary schools with a resident scientists and teaching young children all about the importance of research and the brain. The workshop is set in space; the students are given the chance to become space cadets helping Jude – who has crashed on another planet – to get back home.

For more information, take a look at our tour pack.

Here’s some photos from our latest workshop at The Institute of Imagination.


This workshop has been developed with the help of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Biomedical Research Centre and Arts Council England and with the kind support of the team at London Brain Project.


on the button’s education strand is integral to our role as theatre makers. Whether it is taking mask making workshops with elderly people who were interviewed for No Place Like, or doing rhythm and ensemble workshops with young people with Tourette’s Syndrome for Witty Ticcy Ray, our education outlet informs and enhances all areas of our work.

Our workshops are tailored to suit the needs of the people who are coming to work with us. But whoever we work with, the key emphasis is on playing together as an ensemble and learning from each other as we go.

Being a Lecoq trained company, we tend to cover Lecoq based skills in our workshops, but we also branch out to other aspects of creating if and when required! The workshops may include:

  • Creating a story from scratch
  • Chorus and ensemble work
  • Verbatim- led story making
  • Object manipulation
  • Mime
  • Rhythm and movement skills
  • Adapting a text
  • Mask making

We have a proven track record of taking Lecoq workshops with secondary schools and colleges around the country. Here are just a few things people have said about us:

“A lot of ground was covered in a relatively short space of time…The best workshop we have received so far.”
– Chris, Head of Drama at Yate International Academy.

“The Workshop… promoted a real ensemble and physical approach. What was superb for us as teachers was to watch our students (who previously had not all worked together) coming together to create some new and innovative pieces of work.”
– Marie Hood, Head of Drama, Newent Community school

“We loved it! Can you come back soon?!”
– Diana, Head of drama, Rendcomb College