All Ages Act-Up at ALRA

Storytelling and Performance Workshop

18th May

10am - 4pm

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An Intergenerational Storytelling and Performance Workshop with the tutors and students of The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe for BBC Arts Get Creative.

Come with your parent, grandparent, grandchild, son or daughter and enjoy a day of storytelling and performance at ALRA – one of the UK’s leading Drama Conservatoires. A chance to act up with your family and community in one of Wandsworth’s iconic and historic buildings.

Following a fun-packed morning of workshops filled with games, activities and exercises, participants will perform devised and improvised stories in groups at the end of the day. Come and create a new story with us or let us help you tell one of your family fables!

To help us celebrate our 40th birthday in 2019 we particularly encourage you to bring a family member to share the experience with. All ages and abilities are welcome. There’s no need to prepare anything in advance or to have any acting experience – just bring your imagination and sense of adventure!

Sign up by Friday 19th April by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Proposed format for the day:


Arrive and register


Welcome and introductions


Small groups warm up, workshops and games




Story content gathering and then devising and improvisation


Lunch break


More improvisation and devising then rehearsals




Celebration picnic on the front lawn (or in the Great Hall if raining)



How to find us:

You can find full details of how to find us here. The workshop is being held in our Great Hall which is inside the Royal Victoria Patriotic Building on John Archer Way.

What to bring:

  • A water bottle that is sealable to use in the theatre space
  • Some snacks/lunch as this is not provided. (We will provide a space for breaks and there is a café locally and shops about 10 minutes’ walk from ALRA but we can’t guarantee they will be open when you visit)
  • Wear clothes that you can easily move around in and shoes with soft soles
  • A picnic for the celebration at the end of the day! Something you’d like to eat and drink out on the lawn or inside if wet – picnic blankets may be useful!

Photography/Social media:

It is a condition of entry that everybody accept that they will be filmed and that these images will be used without further permission or payment by ALRA or anyone else in the room.

We can provide a green ALRA lanyard to wear if you particularly do not want to feature in close shots but we cannot guarantee you will not appear in wide shots.

Find and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Please use the following hashtags on social media: #ALRADrama #WAF10 #GetCreativeFestival

Anything we should know?

If you or a member of your group are a wheelchair user or have any particular needs for the event please let us know so that we can make the space as comfortable and easy as possible for you on the day – email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 020 8870 6475.

18th May

10am - 4pm

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At each Friday night performance of any ALRA show there will hold back 5 complimentary tickets for our ALRA graduates.

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Please note: ALRA still offer free tickets to all ALRA shows to alumni that are within their first year of graduation.

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