Cabaret & Drag Lab

Autumn 2023
Create a drag alter-ego, give lip-syncing a go or step into London’s cabaret scene for the first time

Our 10-week Cabaret & Drag Lab is a supportive environment taking participants through exercises and games to generate material and develop skills to create a new short set or act. The goal of the course is to create your own 3.5-minute set which you will perform at the end of term, in front of a live and supportive audience.

The Cabaret and Drag group meet weekly on Saturdays, with a public sharing on the final session which will take place on a Monday evening, where you’ll be able to showcase what you’ve learned over the course in a safe environment, at Dean Street.

Course structure

Sessions are every Saturday from 3.30-6pm
The dates of the winter/spring 2024 term sessions are:

  • Sat 20 January, 3.30-6pm
  • Sat 27 January, 3.30-6pm
  • Sat 3 February, 3.30-6pm
  • Sat 10 February, 3.30-6pm
  • Sat 17 February, 3.30-6pm
  • Sat 24 February, 3.30-6pm
  • Sat 2 March, 3.30-6pm
  • Sat 9 March, 3.30-6pm
  • Sat 16 March, 2-6pm – Tech Rehearsal
  • Mon 18 March, 4.30-8.30pm – Showcase

For queries or more information, please contact or check out our FAQs here

Applications & Fees

£125 (Partial and full bursaries are available to those on Universal Credit and other welfare benefits. However, if cost is a barrier to participating,  contact us at and we can discuss payment options

Applications for autumn 2023 are now closed. Applications for our winter term (January-March 2024) open at 10am on Fri 17 Nov and close at 12 noon on Tue 12 Dec 2023. Sign up to our Labs mailing list to be the first to hear when applications open.

Supported by

Arts Council England

Visit Dean Street

We’re bang in the centre of the creative heart of the city. There’s many buses, tubes, taxis, bikes and scooters to get you here. See all your options on Google Maps. Nearest tubes are the Central Line and Northern Line (Tottenham Court Road) and the Elizabeth Line (Tottenham Court Road – Dean Street exit).

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