SSA Events

Throughout each year, the SSA will provide workshops and events for its members in addition to the main productions, so please check here regularly for what’s coming up. If you are thinking of joining, you are very welcome to come along to any of these events to meet us and experience how we work.

Whether you are interested in acting, directing or working behind the scenes, we hope some of our workshops will help build confidence and generate ideas.

Details of each event will be added to the dates below as soon as they are agreed, and please do contact us via if you have an idea or would like to run a workshop.

Workshops will usually begin at 7.30 in the SSA HQ and finish somewhere between 9 and 9.30.

Monday 9th January 

The Plays What We Haven’t Done Much – Vin workshops some scenes from King John.

Monday 6th February (Note Date Change)

Shakespeare’s Chums – Vin workshops some scenes from the comedy The Knight of the Burning Pestle by Francis Beaumont.

Wednesday 8th March 


Tuesday 11th April 

Nick looks at iambic pentameter and the use of thou, you and other slippery pronouns!

Wednesday 3rd May 


Monday 5th June 

Acting workshop: Nick explores how to approach the script and build a character.

Tuesday 4th July 


Wednesday 9th August 


Monday 11th September 

Directing workshop: hints, tips and strategies for directors. Especially useful if you’re thinking of having a go!

Tuesday 10th October 

Introduction to Original Pronunciation – Nick explores how the plays might have sounded when first performed.

Monday 6th November 


Wednesday 6th December 

The extraordinary and yet to be designed SSA Christmas Party!