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Drama based Training for Corporate Teams

Ideal for exploring communications, dealing with difficult situations, or developing your team. We use storytelling, forum theatre, interactive role plays and a host more.

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Other linked training workshops:

Team Building through Performance

Presentation Skills Courses

Storytelling workshops

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Based in Sussex, we organise events across the UK and Europe and particularly in East and West Sussex, London, Kent, and Hampshire. We can help you to find suitable venues, from conference suites to theatres. Tell us the objectives for your event, the number of people and the length of time you have allocated and any budget restrictions and we will create a suitable event for you.

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Drama and Theatre for Corporate Training 

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Training through Drama and Theatre

"No one knows what he can do until he tries."

Publilius Syrus


Why JamBerry?

Because we fully understand the needs of modern business as well as the best methods of delivering effective training. We adopt a highly interactive style to ensure that all attendees are active participants and ensure that every aspect of our training is relevant, realistic and practical.

Where can I find out more about Team Building?

If you want to find out more about Team Building from JamBerry either e-mail info@jamberry.co.uk  or call 0800 840 2418 or 01323 833814 and we will send you an information pack.

Exploring learning and development using Drama ...so much more than role play

Using Theatre and Drama in corporate learning and development is not about creating actors but about giving people skills for life and business.  Taking improvisation techniques from the theatre and applying them within a business setting allows you to explore a wide range of issues.

In this age of self-directed and elearning, we believe there is still a need for the human factor in learning. The opportunity to learn in a safe environment and practice skills with others. Whether you want to use it to explore themes such as Leadership, Impact and Personal Presence, Customer Service, Dealing with Difficult People, Presentation Skills, or other management issues, training with drama can be very effective by allowing people to experience new ways of thinking and behaving.

Not everyone takes to standing on the stage, but theatre can incorporate a lot more than that:

  • Working with actors, you can create the scenario, whilst they act out the the consequences. Sometimes called forum theatre, this can be a very powerful way to learn and is very popular.
  • If working together as a team to create a performance, who creates the script and devises the story? Who creates the props, scenery, lights and costumes? Who should direct and what are the ground rules?

Great as a conference event or as a more intimate workshop, tell us the objectives for your event, the number of people and the length of time you have allocated and any budget restrictions and we will create a suitable event for you.

Call us on 0800 840 2418, fill out our enquiry form or send us an email to info@jamberry.co.uk to find out more.

Training with Drama options can include:

  • Team Building with Theatre can be a great way to allow teams to release some tension, change group dynamics and have fun. Using a combination of games and improvisations that can ultimately lead to creating a performance develops great team spirit. It is chance to reveal different dimensions to the team and its members in a safe and enjoyable environment. (See also our team building options).
  • Storytelling workshops offer techniques to deliver stories and information in a variety of ways that captivate and enthral an audience. It is performance orientated so you get to experience acting techniques and deliver them using your individual skills. It uncovers limiting beliefs, enables group work in a supportive environment and offers exploration of what an audience requires. With the emphasis on telling a story, participants are removed from fear of failure with the focus elsewhere they are released to perform at their best. See our business storytelling workshops.
  • Conference events can come alive with ideas when using drama - using drama to show rather than tell.
  • Presentations Skills. In addition to our main Presentation Skills course we can organise courses to use the world of performance and acting to develop Presentation Skills.
  • Working with actors to explore themes such as Customer Service, Dealing with Bullying and many other issues. Called forum theatre, participants instruct the actors how to behave in certain circumstances and then explore the outcomes.
  • Creating interactive role plays for themes such as: Customer Service or Dealing with Difficult People. Participants can explore what happens when things go wrong and how to put them right in a safe environment.

Delivering business outcomes

Outcomes can include:

  • Improved leadership capabilities
  • Increased creativity
  • Improved teamwork
  • Personal development and self-belief

What kinds of skills can you learn on a typical workshop?

Workshops are designed with your needs in mind, but a typical Acting Up workshop might include:

The day starts with a series of games and exercises - used extensively with actors to relax and free themselves for the day - and moves on to a session that's all about your body and breathing. This helps you to develop 'stage presence' and become more expressive and engaging. After this, there are further sessions on the use of voice and movement in which you will learn how to prepare and warm up your voice and body for the performance.

The tutor works with the participants to create the structure for a suitable performance - teaching the importance of rhythm, pace, pause and listening - as well as helping each participant to develop their character. The performance will show that delivering words is much more than simply reciting from a page of text; it is about 'lifting' the words from the page and speaking them as though they are your own. By the end of the day, all participants should expect to:

  • Feel an increase in confidence

  • Understand the importance of preparation and rehearsal of materials

  • Develop a deeper sense of presence

  • Learn more about their voice and how to use it for greater impact

  • Understand the power of the pause as a communication tool

  • Experience the sensation of really 'holding' their audience

So, very much more than you would expect of a typical training activity!

Your team will gain a new knowledge of each other's strengths and skills. Our activities are designed to allow those skills to come to the fore where perhaps they haven't been noticed before.

JamBerry's activities are designed for groups between 6 and 100 people.


If you want to find out more about Team Building from JamBerry either e-mail info@jamberry.co.uk or call 0800 840 2418 and ask for a Training with Drama information pack. All JamBerry training can be adapted to your organisation's particular needs.


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