Melbourne Playback runs a variety of fun and engaging theatre workshops. Our company members are a team of highly skilled and experienced theatre practitioners all of whom are active participants in Melbourne’s vibrant wider arts community.

Our workshops are designed for students, teachers, facilitators, youth workers and anyone looking to reconnect with their creativity.

We regularly hold public workshop series for those just wanting to come along. (See What’s On to find out what workshops are coming up) Otherwise, we can specifically design a workshop for your group.

We have a variety of workshops on offer including:

  • Playback
  • Improvisation
  • Storytelling
  • Music including Singing and Drumming
  • Theatre making
  • Clown, Circus and Mime




Who’s it for?
Our playback theatre workshops attract community development workers, teachers, performing artists, facilitators and others interested in discovering and exploring playback theatre. They are for performers and non-performers alike.

In Full Flight – Advanced Playback Skills                                                                                                                                 A highly focused weekend aimed at participants with Playback and improvisation experience, In Full Flight is designed to train participants in the nuances of Playback Theatre. Understanding of story, non-verbal communication and deep listening will all be strengthened, as participants train to be highly functioning, finely tuned teams. This course culminates in a special behind the scenes invitation to join MPTC at their regular company rehearsal.                                          Weekend: Sat & Sun November 11th & 12th, 10am-4pm.


Who’s it for? Our professional development workshops are designed for community leaders, business professionals and university students wishing to develop confidence and learn tools and techniques to improve workplace presentations and communication. They draw on playback theatre and actor training methodology and are for non-actors.

Storytelling A series of workshops to investigate the application of storytelling in leadership and other contexts beyond theatre. A series of 3+ sessions developed to suit your needs. Expressions of interest encouraged.

In the moment A one-day workshop focussing on presence, truth, confidence, spontaneity and being squarely in the moment. 1 day: 10am-5pm. Expressions of interest welcome.

Present with Confidence Practical and experiential training for public speaking. Expressions of interest welcome.

Music – improvising for Playback Theatre
A workshop for musicians. Uncover an approach to improvising with actors to create compelling theatre.
Expressions of interest welcome.

Playback Theatre- Song & Music focus
A weekend workshop focusing on the use of song and music in playback theatre.
Weekend: Sat & Sun 10am-5pm. Expressions of interest welcome.


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