22/02/2024 – 09/03/2024
22/03/2024 – 23/03/2024
28/03/2024 – 30/03/2024
29/03/2024 – 24/05/2024
05/04/2024 – 06/04/2024
11/04/2024 – 13/04/2024
12/04/2024 – 13/04/2024
25/04/2024 – 27/04/2024
03/05/2024 – 04/05/2024
07/05/2024 – 11/05/2024
17/05/2024 – 18/05/2024
30/05/2024 – 01/06/2024
27/06/2024 – 13/07/2024
22/11/2024 – 05/01/2025

All paid for workshops are eligible for Pay What You Want. As everyone’s circumstances are different, we’re aiming to make our programme of work more accessible. There is a minimum price that we can offer and one that is slightly higher, for those who can afford to pay a little extra to help support the work that we do.

With the current cost of living crisis, we are more aware than ever of the need to ensure that BUILD remains accessible. With that in mind, we are offering a few free places for BUILD events. To request a free place, visit the main BUILD page at www.tron.co.uk/creative/build/ and complete the short online form.

Please note that while we will try to accommodate as many requests as possible, these places are limited.

Thu 28 Mar – 10:30 AM
Thu 25 Apr – 10:30 AM
Thu 30 May – 10:30 AM
Thu 27 Jun – 10:30 AM
Main Bar
5 hours
Free but ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: All

Deskspace Headspace is our monthly coworking day here at the Tron.

Join fellow freelancers and creatives in the Tron bar to meet peers and get your admin done.

Tron Theatre will provide free WiFi, teas and coffees, power, pens and paper.

You are welcome to stay for as long or as little time as you require between 10.30am – 5pm.

Sat 02 Mar – 10:30 AM
Changing House
6 hours 30 minutes
£10, £12.50 or £15
Level: All
Suitable for: Actors

A day-long workshop led by Joanna Bowman, practically exploring the work of ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’, Caryl Churchill.

Designed for actors, and using Churchill’s plays, this is an opportunity to think about ways of staging and wrestling with non-naturalistic drama.

with Gavin Glover (in partnership with Spotlight)
Tue 05 Mar – 11:00 AM
The Vic
3 hours
£7.00, £8.50 or £10
Level: All
Suitable for: Actors, Designers & Directors

with Gavin Glover

Led by experienced theatre practitioner Gavin Glover, this hands-on workshop will introduce some very useful puppetry techniques that can be adopted by performers for use in mainstream theatre. By channelling our own sense of play we will learn how to manipulate a variety of puppets by encouraging them to walk, run and jump without falling over and discover how puppets can apparently have feelings, reactions and even a sense of humour!

At the end of the session the participants will be able to see the potential for enriching their own creative practice by incorporating puppetry into their work and should feel more confident to audition for performance roles that require puppetry skills.

No puppet experience necessary. Suitable for any performer, director or designer.

Offered in partnership with Spotlight.

with Robert Softley Gale
Thu 11 Apr – 03:00 PM
The Vic
2 hours
£7.50, £8.50 or £10
Level: 2 – Intermediate
Suitable for: All

with Robert Softley Gale

A workshop examining the ways in which Birds of Paradise Theatre Company designs access into their work – from new writing through to staged productions. Creatively embedded access makes our work accessible to sight impaired, hearing impaired and other audiences while also providing artistic challenges and opportunities, enriching our creative output as a company and widening access to the arts. This is an opportunity to learn from our practice, successes and failures and explore how thinking about access can enrich your own practice.


Robert is an established figure in the Scottish arts scene, with over ten years of experience in diverse roles including disability rights activist, actor and performer, writer, artistic director and advocate of equality of access to the arts for disabled people. Robert has appeared in many productions and has developed his own artistic practice – including instigating, co-writing and performing in ‘Girl X’ for the National Theatre of Scotland, directed by Pol Heyvaert of Belgium’s Campo. His award-winning writing debut and solo performance – ‘If These Spasms Could Speak’ – was a hit of the 2013 Made in Scotland programme and has subsequently toured internationally to countries including Brazil and India. Robert joined Birds of Paradise as Artistic Director in November 2012.

Soho Theatre
Thu 18 Apr – 01:00 PM
Changing House
2 hours 30 minutes
Free but ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: Early-Stage Writers

Soho Theatre are hosting a playwriting workshop at the Tron Theatre, timed to prepare writers ahead of submitting their new play for the Verity Bargate Award 2024.

This is one of a number of workshops happening at venues across the UK and Ireland.

Writers will be provided with information about the scope of Soho Theatre’s current programs, their three theatre spaces, and what storytelling and theatricality mean to them.

In the first part of the workshop, writers will learn about the Verity Bargate Award and Soho Theatre’s heritage of new writing. In the second part we look at samples from a number of plays to investigate how they are structured, the form they take, their style and subject matter.

Finally, we will ask what makes a play specifically right for Soho Theatre, whether it is alive to the world, in touch with our audience and has the audacity to make people gasp.

To find out more about the Verity Bargate Award, visit: https://sohotheatre.com/project/verity-bargate-award/


Soho Theatre’s work is wide-ranging, drawing from this fringe heritage, and adding a queer, punk, counter-culture flavour. They champion voices that challenge from outside of the mainstream, and sometimes from within it too. They value entertainment and a great night out.

with James Ley
Thu 09 May – 01:00 PM
Thu 09 May – 02:15 PM
Thu 09 May – 03:30 PM
Fri 10 May – 01:00 PM
Fri 10 May – 02:15 PM
Fri 10 May – 03:30 PM
Main Bar
50 minutes
Free but ticketed
Level: All
Suitable for: Writers

with James Ley

Our one-to-one sessions are a chance to have a chat with people working in the industry who you might have burning questions for or might have just always wanted a brew with. Each season we bring in experts from different specialisms to share their wisdom. These are advice sessions and a chance to pick the brains of arts professionals in a safe space.

This month welcomes playwright and screenwriter James Ley, following the success of his Harnessing Queer Joy workshop for BUILD and in the lead up to the highly anticipated Maggie & Me written by Damian Barr and James Ley, adapted from the memoir by Damian Barr, coming to the Tron. James’ plays include Wilf (Traverse Theatre), Ode to Joy (Stories Untold, Summerhall), Love Song To Lavendar Menace (Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Summerhall, SoHo Playhouse, New York), Emma and Gill (Catherine Wheels, Lung Ha), I Heart Maths (A Play, A Pie and a Pint), and Spain (Glasgay!, Citizens Theatre).

Book in for asession with James to chat playwriting, ideas for queer theatre and how to bring stories to life.

Recommended Age 12+
Fri 17 May – 07:45 PM
Changing House
1 hours

Recommended Age 12+

Tron Theatre’s Resident Writer offers a Scotland-based playwright the opportunity to write and develop a new piece of theatre.

This event will be a culmination of the residency period, a presentation of the new work in public for the first time, as a script-in-hand reading.

More details about the Resident Writer and their play will be annonced on our website.

Wed 19 Jun – 11:00 AM
Wed 19 Jun – 02:00 PM
Wed 19 Jun – 04:00 PM
Fri 21 Jun – 11:00 AM
Fri 21 Jun – 02:00 PM
Fri 21 Jun – 04:00 PM
The Vic
1 hours
£7.00, £8.50 or £10
Level: All
Suitable for: Actors

Tron Theatre’s Associate Director Joanna Bowman is offering a limited number of sessions with actors to work together on a monologue of their choosing.

Perhaps you feel stuck with a monologue you are rehearsing, or you would benefit from some directorial insight. These one-to-one sessions are aimed to help you improve upon a piece you are working on.

Actors will be asked to choose a published monologue to work on. They will be asked to send this to the Tron in advance of the session.

18/01/2024 – 21/03/2024
22/01/2024 – 25/03/2024
23/01/2024 – 19/03/2024
03/02/2024 – 01/06/2024
30/04/2024 – 25/06/2024

When booking, there is no need to add multiple items if more than one person in your household is going to be consuming the content at the same time as you.

All content will be hosted on our website and linked to the purchasing customer’s Tron online account.

If your purchase is completed:
– in advance of the ‘available to view’ date, you will receive a follow up email about your production.
– within the ‘available to view’ date, click on TrONLINE to log in and view your content.