Education & Gigs

“The Letter Room have delivered a range of workshops for Northern Stage on everything from movement to musical composition for a range of ages.  As individuals or as a collective they are now our go-to facilitators when it comes to devising from scratch”

Susan Mulholland Deputy Director of participation at Northern Stage

A devising ensemble of 6 Actor-Musicians with a growing family of other associate artists.

The Letter Room formed in 2013 through the NORTH programme at Northern Stage; a scheme built to train and support the next generation of theatre makers. Since then they have created three shows through collaboration as musicians, devisers, writers, performers and occasional dancers.

The Letter Room is an associate company of Northern Stage  and Greyscale

In 2015 we were a ‘Developed With’ Company at The Lowry ‘



Each one of us at The Letter Room have been trained in a variety of backgrounds and skills. Because of this we have all had years of experience delivering workshops to a range of ages and abilities in areas including:

  • Devising (including devising from scratch, devising through music)
  • Acting
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Improvisation
  • Stage combat.



We deliver bespoke ‘residencies’ – spending a concentrated block of time with groups of young people or emerging theatre makers to devise performances from scratch.

We are also available for talks on professional development and how to run a theatre company.


If you are interested in booking us for a workshop, or want to discuss how we might be able to work with your group, then we would love to hear from you.




“The Letter Room have delivered two residencies for young people aged 13-19 years old, and worked with the group to devise a piece of work  for four days and then perform on the final day for an invited audience. On both occasions the young people loved working with the facilitators from The Letter Room and they really gained from their expertise and experience, and they really got the best from the participants”

Fiona Martin, Development officer at The Customs House, South Shields


As music is such a large part of our work we also work as a band playing gigs. With a large set of original songs and covers we can offer a variety to suit your event.


“They’re all superb musicians and their brand of dirty gypsy folk reverberates through the walls”


The Stage