Explore the Aberdeen Performing Arts programme through one-off workshops and take part in exciting opportunities!

Rambert Workshops

Older Adults On-stage workshop
Saturday 17 February - 9.30-11.30am
Join Rambert for an introduction to Ghost Dances, the most requested work in the company’s rich repertoire. One of Rambert’s dancers will guide you through the story, choreography and music of this iconic dance, then, after a gentle warm-up, there will then be a chance to learn some of the steps.

The session will be suitable for complete beginners, and also those who have some dance experience.

Rambert is performing Ghost Dances and other works at His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen from Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 February.

Book a workshop for your school group!

Workshops in the Theatre Education Studio offers students the chance to work with a professional artist to learn Rambert repertoire and create their own choreography. This is another way to enhance their experience of attending a performance.

Limited Availability- Thursday 15th February or Friday 16th February
Workshop within school hours.

To book on any of the workshops contact creativelearning@aberdeenperformingarts.com.


Velvet Evening Séance – Post Show Discussion on Friday 16th February


Join us for a post-show discussion with the company behind Velvet Evening Séance and get an insight into the process of making the show.

Velvet Evening Séance is a co-production between Freshly Squeezed Productions, Aberdeen Performing Arts’ new production arm and Ross MacKay, a renowned Scottish director and Artistic Director of visual theatre company Tortoise in a Nutshell. It is written by multi award-winning playwright Suzie Miller.

Book your tickets for Velvet Evening Séance here.


Velvet Evening Séance – Workshop on Saturday 17th February, 2pm- 6pm


Join the producing and creative team behind Velvet Evening Séance as they explore and explain the process of creating a piece of touring theatre. Find out how ideas are developed from concept to fully formed production. This workshop is for young people interested in finding out more about a variety of roles within the theatre – producing, writing, design and production and aimed at aged 16+

£25 including a ticket to the evening performance of the show.

Book your ticket to the workshop here.

Archived Resources

Creative Learning Resources: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

His Majesty's Theatre, Tuesday 8 - Saturday 12 August 2017 | Ideal for teaching students in S1-S4

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is an entertaining and engaging live theatre experience for students and teachers. Based on Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel, the play follows Christopher Boone as he tries to solve the mystery of who killed Mrs Shear’s dog. An extensive range of online resources, designed to enhance students’ understanding of the production is available to support your visit to the theatre.

For more information please visit curiousonstage.com/learning
The National Theatre’s Learning programme on tour is generously supported by The Dorset Foundation.


Creative Learning Resources: Jane Eyre

His Majesty's Theatre, Monday 28 August - Saturday 2 September 2017 | Ideal for teaching students in S5-S6

Sally Cookson’s thrilling adaptation the classic Jane Eyre is a fantastic production for students studying English and Drama. Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Bronte’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. A range of short films and PDF resources are available to support your students’ visit to the production.

For more information please visit nationaltheatre.org.uk/backstage/janeeyre
The National Theatre’s Learning programme on tour is generously supported by The Dorset Foundation


Education Resource Packs for Schools: Horse McDonald: Careful

The Lemon Tree, Saturday 29 April 2017

Scottish singer-songwriter Horse McDonald’s new biographical play - an inspirational story of how music helped her triumph over bullies, prejudice and her struggles with sexual identity.

To download the Horse McDonald: Careful Education Pack, click here