FREE Drama Workshops for All Ages with Circus Skills!

Chorlton Good Neighbours Launch 4th FREE Drama Workshops for All Ages with Circus Skills!

June 5th to 31st July 2019.  10:15am -12:15 at St Ninian’s Church Hall, Wilbraham Rd M21 OXJ

Develop new skills Make new friends.  Gain self-confidence & Enjoy Performing for a Supportive Audience.   Chorlton Good Neighbours support Manchester’s Ageing Well initiative with Manchester’s only Free Drama Course by professional Actor/Directors.

Our latest Course will be INTERGENERATIONAL – your family members – children, grandchildren all welcome to take part in the Workshops and the Performances.

First Free Workshop:  Clowning.  Have a Chuckle With Free Circus Training in Chorlton this Wednesday 5th June 2019 at 10:15 am.

Our new series of Free to the Community Drama Workshops will be kicked off by brilliant, bubbly Poppy Avison-Fell. Poppy has led circus schools from Prisons to Parish Halls and Open Air Festivals!

From Swinging Poi, Juggling Balls, Hula Hooping, Tossing Flower Sticks, Spinning Plates, and tactical toroflux and more! Suitable for all ages and abilities. This first workshop leads into a series of 9 weekly fun free events where you will have the chance to put together an original play that will be performed at the Chorlton Arts Festival this summer.

  • The Workshops are funded by Chorlton Good Neighbours – community charity for South Manchester.
  • The 9 sessions are put together by Chorlton based actor and playwright Nakib Narat, who will also support guest Theatre qualified, professional Theatre Practitioners ensuring an exciting, caring, supportive, environment, even for people completely new to performing.

You will learn acting techniques through fun exercises and drama games, leading to a Community Show as part of Chorlton Festival 2019!  No lines to learn, new friendships to be made, and gaining confidence building skills in theatre craft. Join new friends and give it a go! Earlier workshops participants have performed in Home Theatre and before the Lord Mayor.

Even if you are not a performer have fun helping out backstage. All welcome.

Further information, and to book your place please ring CGN Co-ordinator Helen Hibberd on 881-2925 or email