For 15 years, MED Theatre has worked on a variety of projects with local Universities, from training days to week-long intensives.

With options for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, we are always excited to build new relationships and continue established ones.

For more information regarding what we can offer, including work experience and internships, please scroll down the page.

You can also contact us to discuss bespoke workshop packages by emailing education@medtheatre.co.uk.


This can be delivered as a single day workshop or in a week of more in-depth exploration

Students receive a unique insight into the origins of MED Theatre through discussion and original practical exercises with MED Theatre’s team. They will explore first hand the historical, cultural and environmental elements of MED Theatre’s unique style of work.

Taking a close look at one of MED Theatre’s 40+ original community plays, students will be asked to discuss why this play might be suitable for community actors and how it is relevant to a rural cast and audience.


This can be delivered as a single day workshop or in a week of more in-depth exploration

MED Theatre team members will show students some of the unique and unusual site-specific settings that we have performed in, and will talk about how the place of performance can impact a play and its audience.

Students will also be guided through MED Theatre’s experience in using theatre as a means of bringing together communities, and given the opportunity to explore how they might use theatre in this way themselves.

Students (as individuals or in small groups) are welcomed into our MED Theatre studio, based on Dartmoor National Park, to shadow a member of our team

Each student has a different experience with us dependent on their interests and our current programme. They may be involved in the devising, rehearsing or performance of a production; shadowing school workshops; be immersed in film editing and production; engage with our young company members at an evening session… whatever the focus, they will always receive a practical understanding of the running of a community theatre organisation. 

We advise anyone interested in coming to join us to get in touch so that we can discuss their interests and requirements to ensure they will gain the greatest benefit from their time with us. 

If you would like to book a workshop with us, join us for work experience or discuss bespoke opportunities for your students please email us at education@medtheatre.co.uk or call us on 01647 441356.

Testimonials and case studies


“We did such a variety of things in our three days with MED Theatre. I particularly enjoyed visiting Jay’s Grave and seeing the documentary they have made about it.”
MA Student – Exeter University

“It was good to play with some text that wasn’t human”
Second Year Undergraduate – Plymouth Conservatoire