The Shop is The Private Theatre’s artist development program.

From exploring your own artistic aesthetic through devised work to innovative fundraising and producing, our methods focus on energizing what makes you unique as an artist and giving you the tools to become powerfully independent. 

The next session of The Shop will be in November, 2019. Stay tuned for more information or sign up below.

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We ran our first iteration of the shop in September 2018.

Our curriculum included:


The Devising element of the workshop will focus on artistic creation. You will be lead through a series of exercise that build on each other, helping you create unique works aimed at expressing who you are as an artist. 

Insight Art

Insight art provides a carrier that expands and enhances the flow of curiosity and cooperation in the artist and the audience. By engaging in Insight artistry, you will learn to wonder about, wrestle with, and identify how you are using your mind when you are making meaning and creating art. 


The Independent Art-Making element will endeavor to make you comfortable with the concepts and practice of presenting your work to audiences, funders and your broader communities. You will explore how language shapes who you are and you will explore the linguistic code that resonates, excites and illuminates you in the way that defines you uniquely and authentically. 


The Movement element is designed to help you discover how to use your body while making art. You will engage in group-devised physical improvisation. You will explore how to transform narratives through movement, and augment or replace words with physicality.