: training

emerging theatre-makers

Our emerging theatre-makers programme brings together a wide range of activities that we’ve been running ad-hoc and sometimes “off the grid” for several years.

All of the activities are rooted in our own journey as theatre-makers and are designed to:

  • provide opportunities to learn and practice outside of formal training
  • facilitate a creative laboratory (a testing ground) for theatre-makers
  • give access and insights into our work and the wider industry at large

We also offer activities that are specifically focussed on young people (18-30).

all activities are offered FREE or on a Pay What You Can basis

what we do

make theatre with ... (workshop programmes)

Twice a year we run a FREE workshop programme for young people (18-30) from the Hackney area with a passion for making theatre and an interest in a career in the industry.

Rooted in our collaborative practice, each programme is developed and designed in conversation with an industry professional with the aim to offer different perspectives and approaches to making theatre – no programme is ever the same!

Working with different practitioners, participants gain an insight into different aspects of theatre-making such as performing, directing, devising, producing and more …

Past practitioners include: Pembe Tokluhan, Nastazja Domaradzka and Almiro Andrade.

creative internships

Up until the UK’s departure from the EU, we had the pleasure of hosting international interns via the Erasmus+ programme. Over the years we’ve had interns from Italy, Portugal, Hungary and Denmark.

We now run internships and work placements for London-based undergraduate and postgraduate students (as part of their curriculum) in different areas of our work such as admin & management, creative producing and audience development. These internships are advertised via the relevant universities and we don’t accept unsolicited applications.

We’re currently looking to be able to run paid internships for those Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) – stay tuned!

coffee meetings with Camila & Trine

We love coffee and meeting new people, so we thought – why not combine the two?!

Every last Wednesday of the month, we host our monthly coffee meetings for fellow theatre-makers who might be interested in:

  • getting to know us and our work a bit more
  • asking questions about a specific area of work
  • looking for a bit of informal mentoring

These meetings take place online or in-person at our studio in Haggerston, east London, between 10am and 2pm.

If this is of interest, just drop us a line at team@foreignaffairs.org.uk with some dates and times that work for you.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, you don’t have to drink coffee … 😉

Small print: we’re off in July, August and December.

open rehearsals & workshops

Since the early days of Foreign Affairs, we’ve always had an “open door” policy, meaning you’re more than welcome to come along and observe a rehearsal or one of our Ensemble or FATT Lab workshops (where possible).

Often the best way to connect and get to know one another is through work and a common interest.

Our Ensemble and FATT Lab work generally follows an academic schedule and our next production is scheduled for the autumn of 2022.

If this is of interest, connect with us at team@foreignaffairs.org.uk.

“... it has given me a significant confidence boost and a willingness towards ‘non-traditional’ (not uni, drama school or just auditions) routes into theatre.”

participantworkshop programme 2019

“It has definitely broadened my perspective and I feel like I'm coming away with more ideas and ways to approach storytelling.”

participantworkshop programme 2021

train with us!

train with us!

train with us!

train with us!

train with us!

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs