So, you are studying to become theatre-makers of the future. Deaf Studies have been included in the Hub program to give participants the knowledge of deaf history, theatre and a sense of deaf identity. 

Deaf Studies 

We’re sorry to share the news that the Hub Deaf Studies course will be postponed until further notice. Given the uncertainty of the current situation, Deafinitely Theatre and City Lit have taken the decision to postpone. While we’re disappointed not to be able to run the workshop now, public health of course comes first and we will be providing the course as planned at a later date. We will be in touch directly with those booked to attend


  • Friday 1st May 2020
  • Friday 15th May 2020 

Participants must commit to the full course dates

Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Price: £8 Early Bird/ £10 Full Price 

If you are on low income and can not afford the course fees, a limited number of bursaries are available to provide this course for free. Please complete the bursary form 

Location: City Lit

In this short course, led by Peter Brown, you will get an insight into the lives of deaf people in history and how the language of BSL developed. We will also look at the history of deaf theatre and how it evolved over the years. You will learn how best to perform using BSL features like role-shift, facial expression, body movement and mouth pattern. This will help you to understand the language and give you the confidence to perform well. 
This course has something for everyone - whether you are a beginner or have some experience. 

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Teacher - Peter Brown