Encore is a friendly theatre group for over 55s who want to engage with theatre more closely. Each session will focus on a different talk, workshop or Q&A session with a range of freelance art practitioners and industry professionals. All are welcome and activities are suitable for everyone. Encore meet on the second Tuesday of the month 1:30 – 3:30 with refreshments provided.

All workshop based activities will be fully accessible, but members can elect to observe if they feel more comfortable with this.

Our exciting Autumn season of Encore sessions is now in place and available for booking. Information about the sessions can be found below.

If you would like to find out more information about Encore, please email participation@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk or call 0115 947 4361.

Tuesday 10th September
Clowning Around
A fun and engaging way to start the new term – come and join us for a session all about the art of clown and clowning. Nottingham Playhouse plays host to many great comedians and comic plays, and this session will explore simple fun exercises and discussion around clowning, improvisation and silliness on stage.

Tuesday 8th October
Enabling The Next Generation
A session celebrating Nottingham Playhouse’s commitment to nurturing our next generation of artists. Inspired by our exciting industry symposium event called Ignite, produced with the award winning Open Door, join members of the participation department, industry thinkers and young people to discuss how we work to understand and support promising talent in our city.

Tuesday 12th November
Our Autumn show Assassins is a brilliant musical about the power of the President, the lure of celebrity and the failure of the American dream. Come and join members of the cast to hear all about the show and their experience of putting it all together – and perhaps even a demonstration of their amazing actor-musicianship skills.

Tuesday 10th December
Making Theatre for Children
Nottingham Playhouse has a proud tradition of making brilliant theatre for young children – touring schools and playing in our Neville Studio. For this final session of the year we will be joined by members of the Pinocchio creative team to discuss their work, the show, and how to bring puppets and thrilling storytelling to life for young audiences.