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Blackpool’s Grand Theatre is a strong advocate for active and creative approaches, using drama and providing creative activities and workshops to explore stories.


Our current activities and workshops include:


Free Artists Insight Session

What: Artists Insight Session – Devising physical theatre artists development workshop looking at the process of devising How Not to Drown.

Delivery: Thick Skin Productions. Neil Bettles Neil Bettles | ThickSkin Theatre Company | UK

When: 6th March  6-9pm

Where: The Grand Theatre Blackpool  Studio

Who: Early career artists and artists with an interest in devising physical theatre

Places: Up to 20 FREE places – condition for the free place is that participants must have bought a ticket for How Not to Drown on 15,16 or 17 March at the Grand Theatre Blackpool

How to book a place: email

How to book a show ticket: How Not To Drown – Blackpool Grand Theatre



Our Devising Physical Theatre Workshop is designed and led by ThickSkin’s Artistic Director, Neil Bettles (How Not To Drown, Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Private Peaceful). Created to offer artists with an interest in movement, physical theatre and devising a deeper insight to ThickSkin’s practice. This 3 hour Artist Workshop will be active, collaborative and fun, taking you through some of our devising techniques, offering new ideas and stimulus for your own practice.


“a company dedicated to discovering and developing new talents and giving them the opportunities to shine.” The Upcoming


ThickSkin Theatre Manchester | award-winning physical and digital theatre


For more information contact our Creative Learning by email