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We create extensive practical participation programmes surrounding our productions. These are a vital part of Poleroid's work, informing our process, artistry and social impact.

Poleroid Participation, lead by our brilliant team of theatre professionals, is dedicated to making our productions accessible, connecting with the communities our projects are born from and providing young people & entry-level artists with the tools, insight and confidence to pursue a career in the arts. Opportunities include:

Workshops around the themes & style of our productions

Cast & Creatives Q&As

Professional Development & Theatre Making workshops

Work Experience Placements


To date Poleroid have practically engaged over 200 young people and emerging artists with this participation work, most recently surrounding our productions of 


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In addition to our production based participation work, we also offer


Centred around Theatre Making & Professional Development at a range of leading Drama Schools, Universities, Colleges & Arts Organisations.

More information and new enquires here 


 A programme of industry lead open workshops for emerging professionals.

More information and booking here

Poleroid Participation have collaborated with a number of organisations to deliver work including:

Newcastle College

Queens Hall Hexham

Family Lives UK

Creative Prospects

Big Creative Education

St. Mary's University

Morley College 

Mercury Theatre Education & Outreach

Bucks New University

University of the West of England

Various Drama Schools


We were very proud to have the brilliant Andreea and Joshua from Big Creative Education with us on Work Placement during our PLASTIC rehearsals in March 2018. Have a read of their fab rehearsal blog here!


“You gave the students very clear and structured advice about how best to make their ideas for setting up a company actually happen. Your openness  & honesty about the difficulties they could face and offering them an insight into the actual costs of the project & the sorts of pitfalls out there was so helpful & gave them a realistic sense of what it might cost to get their work on stage. They have been inspired by your example but are also in awe of all you have achieved! I have also had many emails to pass on thanks to you and to tell you how much they enjoyed your visit.”

- Michelle Paull, Senior Lecturer in Drama, St. Mary’s University

“Today’s workshop was amazing. It was so helpful hearing everything that goes into creating your own work and it’s a delight to see how well you’ve executed it. Plastic was evidence for that.”

- Hannah, Drama student Undergraduate on Plastic Workshops

“Thank you so much for the workshop it was very insightful and helpful to hear a realistic approach to getting my own work started.”

- Daniel, Drama student Undergraduate on Plastic Workshops

“My class and I were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to see a script in hand performance of Poleroid Theatre’s new work at Live Theatre and the group got a huge amount from the experience. It was great for my students to see how the creative process works and to be able to openly discuss the piece with working practitioners. The piece itself resonated with both myself and my students looking at a range of themes which we could relate to.”

- Jonny Bussell, Acting Course Leader at Newcastle College on The Allotment Workshops

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