Arts Techniques & Exercise Training

Based upon over thirty years experience in delivering arts based training courses The AOC provide first rate masterclasses, workshops and courses to schools, academies, colleges, community groups and to a wide range of interested organisations wishing to explore, develop or learn arts techniques and exercises.

Our specialisms include the following arts specific subjects:

  • Girl with puppet created during arts-based creative workshopCorporate Role-Play
  • Storytelling & Story making
  • Performing Shakespeare: Understanding Verse & Prose
  • Performing Shakespeare: The Plays
  • Voice Work
  • Movement & Body Work
  • Poetry
  • Improvisation & Simulated Play
  • Mask Work
  • Puppetry
  • Preparing for Professional Acting
  • Television Acting
  • Stage & Live Performance Training
  • Ritual Theatre
  • Playback & Forum Theatre

The founding director of The AOC is a fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and a professional trained actor as well as a HCPC registered Dramatherapist and full member of The British Association of Dramatherapists. The AOC also work with local professional actors who help us to deliver exciting masterclasses, courses and workshops.

Please see here on our website and also on our gallery page some of the award winning arts companies The AOC have been proud to work with including BBC Television, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Channel 4 and various West End Theatre companies.

For general queries please call:

01384 211 168 or alternatively email us:


Our office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm but we do provide creative arts based workshops, masterclasses and workshops for our clients during daytimes, evenings and weekends. Sign up to our newsletter and please regularly check our websites  event page.