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We believe that there is so much talent and creative energy in student theatre. This talent often gets overlooked or missed. As graduates, you start to be encouraged into other professions and your unique ideas and creativity get left behind.

We want to change that.

Through our workshops, courses, podcast and other online resources, we want to help you make the transition from student to professional theatre-maker - whether as an actor, director, writer, designer, producer, or something that a title can't neatly summarise!

Cyphers was founded by university graduates. Our core team members have all made the transition from student to professional theatre, and many of the actors and creatives we work with have done the same.

So we know first hand the questions, challenges and concerns you face when considering a career in theatre after graduating. We're here to help, support and mentor you through this transition.


And if you've got more questions get in touch! We'd love to hear from you.


Want to know more about the different roles available in theatre? Want to hear from university graduates pursuing careers in those roles? Yes?

The Cyphers Theatre Podcast is for you!

Over 9 episodes, we talk to actors, directors, producers, writers and stage managers about their roles, their time at university and how they made the transition from student to professional theatre.

All episodes are available wherever you listen to podcasts.



“provided me with an amazing opportunity to receive professional training alongside my degree."  


Rosanna is currently starring in The Mirror and The Light with the RSC.

What People Say


Why not book us for a workshop? You can book us as an individual, group or as a drama society.

Examples of some of our standard workshops and guide prices are below, but we're also happy to design workshops around your needs and interests.

To book, just fill out the contact form below and we'll get back to you.

If you book a workshop, you'll work with one or both of Marcus Bazley and Will Holyhead.

Between them they have worked across the UK and internationally, in regional theatres and the West End. They also teach on drama school programmes.

Students who have previously worked with us have gone on to train at: LAMDA, Bristol Old Vic, RCSSD, RWCMD, Mountview and Oxford School of Drama. 



Zoom Workshop

2 or 3 hours online

We'll introduce you to the key elements of our style of work. Can include: ensemble, adaptation, Shakespeare, company formation, creative process. 

From £125


Audition Coaching

1-to-1 Coaching

A one hour Zoom session, giving you personalised advice and feedback to help you get into your drama school of choice.

£25/hour (or 3 sessions for £60)


Company Mentorship

Start Your Own Company

With everything from incorporation and book-keeping to branding and your first show, we're here to help and guide you through the process. 

Starting at 3 months for £96



Reading Week

Full Week Intensive

A full week of drama training. We'll introduce you to voice and movement technique, tackle different approaches to classic and modern texts, ensemble work and audition technique.

£125 per person
(min 8 - max 12 participants)



Core Elements

Over the course of a full weekend, we'll introduce you to the fundamentals of professional acting - voice, movement and approaches to text. We'll throw in some ensemble too!

£550 + travel
(max 20 participants)

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One Day

Ensemble and Adaptation

An introduction to ensemble building and creating adaptations for the stage. A full day, based on our own approach to making theatre.

£300 + travel
(max 20 participants)


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Support Us


Our aim is to provide affordable training to the next generation of theatre makers, whilst continuing to create theatre of the highest artistic quality,. 

We receive no public funding for our work so rely completely on the generosity of donors and venues to support our work. All our income goes towards making our productions and our outreach work possible. 

If you would like to make a one-off donation, you can do so via the PayPal link in this section. 

If you would like to discuss other means of supporting our work, or more regular contributions, then please do get in touch.

Similarly, if you would like to understand more about our finances and how we make our work, please do get in touch and we will be very happy to discuss this with you.

Thank you in advance for your support. 

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