Access All Areas: Call for Applications, Performance Making Diploma

Closing Date: 9 July 2021

Access All Areas

Location: London

Remuneration: N/A



Access All Areas’ Performance Making Diploma is an award-winning course. We work with brilliant and dedicated learning disabled and autistic performers and theatre makers.

The tutors on the course will work with you to find your creative voice in an exciting and supportive environment filled with artists.

You will be fully supported on the course so you can make your best work. We also encourage you to think about your own needs and wellbeing as you develop as an artist.

“I’ve experienced a wide range of performances and got to experiment a lot with my work. These 2 years at Central have been invaluable as my mind is packed with loads of resources.” ⁠
– 2021 graduate, Luke

How long is the course and where is it held?

The Performance Making Diploma is two years long. Students applying this year will start in October 2021. Students will graduate in 2023.

The diploma is taught at Central School of Speech and Drama in North London.  Course tutors from Access All Areas are joined by visiting tutors and industry experts to teach a wide variety of subjects including acting for camera, writing for TV and live art.

Who would we like to meet?

Are you serious about taking the next step in your career as a performer or theatre maker?

If you are aged 18 or older and have some previous drama experience we would love to hear from you.

How do I apply?

Please apply through the Access All Areas website. There you will find more information, including in Easy Read, and a video that talks you through how to fill out the application form.

Who are Access All Areas?

Access All Areas are a theatre company based in creative and bustling East London. We make award-winning, disruptive performance by learning disabled and autistic artists.

Our interactive performance events create intimate moments of interaction between performers and public, occupying unexpected spaces in venues, on the streets, and in public buildings.

 What opportunities can the course give me?

You might have seen graduates of the Performance Making Diploma on screen in programmes such as Call the Midwife, Grace: Dead Simple; Doctors and Casualty. Others have performed on stages across the UK including at the Royal Court, The National Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Within Access All Areas graduates continue to build skills and opportunities in different areas, from professional representation as actors to teaching and co-leading consultancy workshops.

But where you end up is up to you! The Performance Making Diploma will help you develop a wide range of skills across all aspects of performance making.

“I’ve learnt about different sides of the industry, not just acting.”
– 2021 Graduate, Kirsty

We look forward to meeting you.