Club Encore is currently taking place online and all information about how to take part will be emailed to bookers in advance of the sessions. For more information, please see the Covid-19 Safety section at the bottom of this page.

Continuing with insightful sessions exploring our work, meet directors and casts, learn new skills and find out about the world of theatre in Nottingham and beyond.

We believe that theatre should be for everyone and always ensure our building and sessions are accessible to all participants, removing any barriers to participation. Find out more about Access at Nottingham Playhouse here and please tell us if there is anything further we can do to ensure our sessions are accessible for you. You can get in touch at

Session Information

Tuesday 12 January – Puppetry with Sarah West-Valstar
Sarah has performed as a puppeteer for City Arts and Nottingham Playhouse, both in the community. Puppets are uniquely fun and enchanting, so ideal for telling a simple story or sharing a universal message, while keeping the atmosphere light and playful. Sarah will share some of the puppets she has worked with, show some basic puppetry skills and talk about the work she has been involved with.

Tuesday 9 February – Drama with Jo Petch
Join in a fun session about how we deliver performing arts learning and try out a few non-scary games to get you thinking about the skills of a performer! The session will be delivered by Jo Petch who runs our Encore Drama and Dance performance classes. Jo is a dynamic and highly experienced teacher and practitioner whose work is focused on bringing the creativity out in participants of all ages.

Tuesday 9 March – Getting into Writing with High Dichmont
Following his popular introductory session with Club Encore in Autumn 2020, writer Hugh Dichmont returns with more fun and exploration around the art of writing. No need to worry if you’ve never written before, Hugh will share tips, tricks and insight into how to have fun even if you are a beginner.

Covid-19 Safety

When Nottingham is under Tier 1 or Tier 2 restrictions, Encore sessions will take place in person. When Nottingham is under Tier 3 restrictions, or moves into Tier 4 or full lockdown, then the sessions will take place online.

You can book with confidence. If we have to cancel any of the sessions or you are unable to attend because you have Covid-19 symptoms or are isolating, you will be offered a refund for any unusable bookings.

All relevant information about how to join will be emailed in advance of sessions starting. When booking your place, please ensure you select ‘Receive my tickets as e-tickets‘ in the Ticket Delivery screen.

If you have any questions about the sessions, please email