Joining Studio Workshop gives you the opportunity to act, create theatre sets, costumes, props and puppets, to learn new skills with professional artists, meet new people and perform on stage.

Studio Workshop is our introductory arts and theatre programme for adults with learning disabilities and autism which runs once a week, on Thursdays, throughout the academic year.

Participants join this programme to discover or develop their visual arts and theatre skills. They are given the opportunity to develop skills in both of these areas dependant on where their interest lies. The group work together to shape the content of the programme.

The weekly workshops take a multi art form approach; participants work with professional, experienced artists to learn a range of skills, including drama, print making, model making, painting, clay work and puppetry.

Recent project: Cumbria Wildlife Trust and Eycott Hill


Participants will:

  • Learn and develop new skills, supported by professional artists
  • Learn to work as a team, building confidence
  • Make new friends and develop new ideas
  • Work in a supportive and non-judgemental environment
  • Learn to think and work independently


Studio Workshop sessions run on Thursdays from 9:30am – 3:30pm, for 36 weeks every year during term time.


Workshops are based at our studio spaces in the Central Methodist Hall in Carlisle.

Who can join?

Adults with learning disabilities and autism (over 18 years old).

There is a charge to attend Prism Arts Studio Theatre sessions. If the opportunity meets your assessed needs, you may be able to fund your place using your Individual Budget.

To make an enquiry or book your place please get in touch:
Phone: 01228 587691

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