Classes & Workshops

Wind Resistance Workshop

27 May @ 10:00-11:30am

A rare peek into the writing and making of Karine Polwart’s theatre-performance Wind Resistance comes to the festival this year.

The four-times winner of BBC Radio Two Scots Trad Musician of the Year will share some of her techniques and processes for gathering, generating and structuring ideas, images, stories and songs for this intricate piece.

There will be a chance to hear snippets of songs and scenes that didn’t make the final performance, but which helped to build it.

And Karine will also offer a glimpse into her forthcoming album A Pocket of Wind Resistance, which includes new songs inspired by the show’s themes.

Please bring a pen and paper. There will be time for a Q&A also.

This event is hosted as part of Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival

All tickets £1.

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Commedia Dell'Arte Masterclass

Friday 23rd June 7.00pm

BRAT Teatro will be visiting the Theatre Royal this June and are delivering a masterclass workshop in Commedia Dell'Arte.

The class will feature a talk on the history of Commedia Dell'Arte as an art form and the traditions involved.

This will then be followed by a practical session using masks and learning how to bring the traditional characters to life.  This is a unique opportunity to learn more about a fascinating Italian theatre form from contemporary practitioners that is not to be missed.

Places on the workshop are £30 per person and are limited in number.

To book a place, please contact the Theatre Royal Dumfries by emailing, or calling 01387254209.