Making Theatre Gaining Skills Courses

At The Bognor Makerspace, courses are run by Making Theatre Gaining Skills, with the aims to improve people’s life chances by opening pathways to employment. They support those who are excluded from the labour market due to disability, social isolation, lack of qualifications, mental health problems, and/or learning difficulties, aged 19 years and over. The different courses include cookery, fabric, carpentry, mathematics, puppetry, theatre and food & hygiene. These courses are free and previous experience is not required, anyone is welcome, but numbers can sometimes be limited.

Contact us for more information or to book a place on the Making Theatre Gaining Skills courses.

The current list of upcoming and ongoing courses can be seen below:

Cookery on a Budget

Do you want to learn cooking skills from an enthusiastic, experienced cook? This course might be perfect for you!

Over 7 weeks you could be one of the learners being trained in our newly fitted kitchen. The course will include cooking techniques used in a wide variety of recipes that will give you the skills and confidence to produce tasty meals on a budget. You can also benefit from follow-on maths tuition.

Weekly (7 weeks)

Tuesdays 10.00am – 1.00pm
Next course starting on 11th June 2024

Carpentry & DIY

Interested in carpentry or DIY or just want to learn something new?

Focusing on typical DIY tasks like putting up a shelf, this course also integrates numeracy into basic carpentry skills, in our newly improved carpentry and woodwork area. Stay tuned for more information or contact us to reserve a place!

Weekly (7 weeks)

Fridays 10.00am – 1.00pm
Next course starting on 14th June 2024

Fabric Workshop

Are you interested in sewing or upcycling that dress that no longer fits?

Come and join a friendly fabric workshop where you can try new things, get help with existing projects and learn new techniques. We are supporting this course with free follow-on maths tuition at a level and pace to suit your needs.


Monday 9:30am – 1:30pm

Our courses run in partnership with Making Theatre Gaining Skills and are funded by support from the Multiply programme and West Sussex County Council.

Production Skills Course

The Multiply programme also supports a unique one-week employability course which gives you the chance to learn new creative skills including lighting and sound operation, costume and prop-making and scenic art.

Led by professional creative practitioners, participants will work together on the making of a short theatre production. They’ll build the set, create lighting and sound effects, organise marketing and run the front-of-house operation. The finished production will be presented to an audience on the final day, and participants will be able to access valuable learning opportunities after the course has ended.

The next Production Skills course: To be confirmed

To learn more, and/or book your place, visit, call 01243 345239 or email [email protected]