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  • Date and time: Wednesday 10 April 2024, 2pm to 5.30pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Scenic Stage Theatre TFTV/041, School of Arts and Creative Technologies East, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to students - School of ACT Theatre Students Only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Vamos Theatre, the UK’s leading full mask theatre company, wants to train and inspire the next generation of 18-24-year-old mask performers from diverse communities across the UK, so are inviting you to take part in a mask taster session. Come and learn Vamos Theatre’s approach to mask work, creating physical character and devising non-verbal theatre that connects and moves audiences. 

From the taster days, the company will bring together a group of emerging and early career artists for a FREE residency in summer 2024, held at 101 Outdoor Arts (near Newbury) 10 – 13 July 2024. The residency offers participants four days of intensive training, exploring how mask can work in outdoor performance, as well as on stage. We welcome everyone, and particularly deaf and disabled artists and artists from low socio-economic backgrounds and diverse ethnic backgrounds, to apply. 

This event is open to School of ACT Theatre students only.

About the performers

Vamos Theatre


Vamos Theatre is the UK’s leading full mask theatre company, supported using public funding by Arts Council England. We make wordless, humorous, human, and fearless work based on real life stories - our shows are created in consultation with members of the public who generously share their knowledge and experience with us. For more, visit

Vamos Theatre Emerging Artist Page 

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible