Every Wednesday 2-5pm 

To book email [email protected]

Following his extremely successful five years as Chickenshed's Artistic Director, Lou has launched Lou Stein Studio for inclusive skills training of professional actors and creatives, welcoming and led by actors with cognitive challenges.

Lou Stein Studio is a space for developing those skills, learning to use them outside the context of performance, and a space for encouraging new conversations in the post-Covid world, where inclusiveness and diversity are an important engine for society moving forward into a relevant and productive era. Lou’s own expertise in ensemble performance forms the cornerstone of the sessions.

About this event 

Age guidance: This event is suitable for all ages. 

Duration: This event is 3 hours long. 

Interval: This event does not have an interval. 

Tickets: For information on how to book onto this event, please email [email protected].


See our Accessibility Guide for full information about access in our venue including step-free access.

Date and Time:

Every Wednesday 2pm - 5pm

About Lou Stein

Lou is the founder of the Gate Theatre, London, was Artistic Director of Watford Palace Theatre and most recently was Artistic Director of Chickenshed. He won the Offie Individual Award in 2021 for his work in ground-breaking Inclusive Theatre.

Lou is an extremely experienced director who has worked with such actors as Benedict Cumberbatch, Helen Mirren, Patrick Stewart and Helena Bonham-Carter.

He established his Studio in 2022 to allow actors to pursue confidence building skills using collaborative, non-judgemental and inclusive methods, working with a mix of professional actors seeking to work with inclusive ensemble methods.

During a pilot week at the New Diorama Theatre, Broadgate earlier in 2022, a group of 15 actors, one third of whom had cognitive challenges, worked together to refine many of the methods that form the basis of the Studio.

For more information about the Studio contact [email protected]


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