Drama at Ingestre is not informed by one particular genre of theatre, but encorporates many approaches including Naturalism, Brechtian Theatre, Physical Theatre, and Theatre of the Absurd. Due to the stunning work environment at Ingestre Hall, it is possible to create highly engaging, immersive, promenade and site specific performances in the style of theatre companies such as Punchdrunk. This style of work not only engages the theatre makers during the process of building the performance, but also puts the audience at the centre of the action allowing them to experience and explore the world of the performance, rather than passively observing.
Through participating in Drama workshops at Ingestre, students develop performance, improvisation and storytelling skills, which enhances their confidence, initiative and ability to empathise.
The intense experience of a Drama course at Ingestre provides students with an opportunity to realise their potential, and provide them will a skills base to generate new material long after their visit has ended.