What is forum theatre?
In forum theatre, a difficult situation or dilemma is performed live by our actors for the learners to experience first-hand. The learners then have the opportunity to change the behaviour of one of the characters in the scene, to try to get a better outcome or to solve the dilemma, using skills that they have learned during the session. This allows theoretical learning to be put into practice in a safe environment. It explores different tactics and allows possible outcomes to be compared.
During each session, the characters can be interviewed by the delegates so that they can discover the things that are driving their behaviour. It is one of the most powerful drama based training techniques and can be used to great effect in communication skills training, leadership training, customer service training and much, much more.