This 12-week course will cover foundations in theatre making practice. Each term will be led by a new artist who will share their craft and support you to develop your own toolkit of theatre making skills.

The focus of each term will vary but across the year you will have the opportunity to explore acting, directing, movement and facilitation.

Session Details and Booking Options

Emma Baggott

Emma Baggott
Thursday 29 September – Thursday 15 December, 6pm – 9pm (Cardboard Citizens HQ)

What is theatre? Why do we make it? How do we make?

In this 12 week course we will interrogate what theatre is, what its function is in the 21st century – what makes theatre different from Netflix?

We will spend time developing our voices as artists & theatre makers – what do you want to say about the world?

We will equip ourselves with the tools to make a short piece of devised theatre which we will share at the end of the course. Over the duration of the course we will look at how to devise from text, from images, from objects, from music and from the world around us.

What you will need:

  • A notebook and pen
  • Very small prep time between sessions
  • Clothes you don’t mind moving about it

Emma Baggott is a freelance theatre director. She trained at Goldsmiths, UoL and at the Young Vic.

Recent directing credits include: Face the Music: The Social Care Workers Play (Almeida Theatre); Neville’s Island, Misfits, Stiletto Beach (Queens Theatre Hornchurch); The Things We Leave Behind (Lyric Hammersmith); Dennis of Penge (Guildhall School of Music and Drama); Mr Burns, X, The Christians (LAMDA); She is Fierce (The Swirl, RSC); Leaving, How To Kill Your Mother, Copper & Steel (The Bunker); Normal (Styx)

Credits as an Associate and Assistant Director includes: As You Like It (Royal Shakespeare Company); This House (Headlong/National Theatre); The Village (Theatre Royal Stratford East); The Sound of Yellow, Victoria Station, One For The Road (Young Vic); McQueen (Theatre Royal Haymarket).

Emma is a guest director at LAMDA, RWCMD, Guildhall School, The Brit School and Theatre Academy London. She is an Associate Artist at National Youth Theatre and a mentor director for National Theatre Connections. Emma has facilitated workshops for organisations such as National Theatre, Young Vic Theatre, RTYDS, NYT, Arts Ed, University of Kent and Goldsmiths College. Emma taught and directed at The Brit School for six years. Emma teaches because she is passionate about empowering artists from all walks of life to find and hone their voice.

Who are these workshops for?

Please email to register your interest.

Registering your interest does not guarantee you a space on the course. A member of the team will be in touch to confirm whether you have a place in due course sometime during the week beginning 22nd August.

Please note, if you have already emailed Bonny’s account to register your interest that is fine – we will receive these emails as members of the team are still monitoring her inbox.

Please note, you can sign up to either Citz Writers OR Theatre Making but not both.


Workshops supported by Arts Council England, Barings, City Bridge Trust, London Catalyst Samaritan Fund, M&G, National Lottery Community Fund, Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust, Swire Charitable Trust, Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund and those who generously supported our Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021 campaign.

Dates and Times

Thursday 29 September 2022 -Thursday 15 December 2022