Performance Making Diploma for Adults with Learning Disabilities

After three hugely successful years, Access All Areas and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama are currently seeking further funding for the Performance Making Diploma.

If you would like to secure the future of the course, please consider donating: 


The course won the Guardian University Award for Student Diversity and Widening Participation in 2015 and worked with 42 students over three years. The course was generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust. 

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January – July (part-time)


The course looks at creating your own performances from devised and physical theatre to live art. It also explores audition skills but there is not much text used in the course.

How much does it cost?

£390 (for admin cost) 

There are 2 completely free bursaries available, please ask us how to apply for these. 
This course is heavily subsidised by the Leverhulme Trust.

How do I apply?

If you would like to receive information about whether the course will run in the future and be put on a waiting list for future auditions, please download the application form and send to:

If email is not possible, please send by 1st class post to:

Access All Areas
Bradbury Studios
138 Kingsland Road
London, E2 8DY

Please understand that we get a lot of interest in this course and we may not be able to interview all applicants.

The audition involves an hour group workshop with other applicants that will give you an opportunity to work with the course tutors and understand the style of the training. You will also have a 15 minute conversation with the tutors about your previous experience and why you would like to do the course. 

Where does it take place?

The Royal Central School
of Speech and Drama

Eton Avenue
London, NW3 3HY

(nearest tube: Swiss Cottage)

Contact us for more information:

Ask for Lucy at: 

020 7613 6445

The power to change theatre.
— The Guardian