The Patsy Rodenburg Academy

Patsy Rodenburg

The Patsy Rodenburg Academy is a new centre dedicated to the telling of important and necessary stories, effective speaking, debate and presentation dialogue. In effect, the Leader’s voice. The philosophy of the Academy is that through sharing stories we share our humanity and by being present to each other we make connection and create safe spaces. This starts with the listener being drawn into a presence with the storyteller and is further enhanced when the speaker reaches out with their voice so their words can be effortlessly heard and imagined. Through this exchange we learn from each other and experience each other’s humanity. We create community and empathy and have a chance to debate and hear ideas that are challenging.

Stories are as important to us as the taming of fire or the invention of the wheel. Stories are bridges that recast our differences into the possibility of sameness. The Academy is a place for doing, not explaining. It is a place of craft and therefore embodiment. Presence, body, breath, voice and speech are physical acts that are intrinsically linked to delivering a story with impact. This is understood by singers, actors and many leaders, but the Academy is for anyone who wants to share their story or lead a group with confidence and impact. It is also about the physicality required to listen with full attention and generosity. It is about releasing our authentic voice not a cosmetic one, about releasing our magnificent, natural Presence.

Workshops led by Patsy

In partnership with JY Productions, Ltd

Standard workshops

For everyone – actor or not – who wants to be able to effectively communicate with full Presence, Breath and Voice.

Advanced Workshops

For those who want to stretch and hone their vocal abilities either on stage, in front of a camera or in the corporate world.

Upcoming Workshops

Date Location Course
27 Jul, 2024 Online Introduction to the Work
24 Aug, 2024 Online Introduction to the Work
3 Sep - 5 Sep, 2024 Portugal Discovering Presence and Voice
28 Sep - 12 Oct, 2024 Online Enlightening Poetry
8 Sep - 22 Sep, 2024 Online The Shakespeare Workout
10 Sep - 12 Sep, 2024 Portugal Discovering Presence and Voice
13 Sep - 15 Sep, 2024 Portugal DELIVERING SHAKESPEARE
20 Oct - 3 Nov, 2024 Online The Shakespeare Workout
28 Oct - 30 Oct, 2024 London Discovering Presence and Voice
31 Oct - 2 Nov, 2024 London DELIVERING SHAKESPEARE
4 Nov - 7 Nov, 2024 London SHAKESPEARE SCENES
24 Nov - 8 Dec, 2024 Online The Shakespeare Workout