• Talawa is the UK’s outstanding Black British Theatre Company.

  • Our bespoke Unconscious Bias, Diversity and Anti-Racism training is helping to challenge structural inequalities. Be part of the change.

  • So, what’s involved?

    Our bespoke Unconscious Bias, Diversity and Anti-Racism training is delivered in three stages with a mix of practical activities and experiential learning which requires active participation and dialogue.

    We're not offering a dry lecture. We offer a hands-on and practical deep dive involving all staff from every level of the organisation, building a collective understanding of Unconscious Bias, Diversity and Anti-Racism and why inclusion and anti-racism matters.

    By working together, everyone holds themselves and each other to account to achieve and sustain meaningful behavioural change across an organisation.

  • How we work

    • We will work with you on the logistics of delivering these three stages and will ensure the content is bespoke to your organisation.
    • Each session runs for two and a half hours to allow space for conversations to happen fully. Each session should have a maximum of 15 participants.
    • Our facilitators are drawn from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds, people with a lived experience and understanding of the impacts of Unconscious Bias and the barriers they present to achieving true and meaningful Diversity, Inclusion and ultimately Anti-Racism.

    We are currently not taking training requests. If you have a training related enquiry, please contact

  • Watford Palace Theatre

    “The Talawa Unconscious Bias training is excellent. The trainers create such a warm and open environment that it is easy for even the more reticent or less confident members of a team to be open themselves, and both speak and listen. The learning is given lightly, with wit and imagination, and some brilliant videos and mind-opening exercises, and is itself very inclusive.”

  • Who has Talawa helped?

    We have worked with RADA, the world-renowned Drama school, its first year students, teaching staff, senior management teams, audition panels and Principal.

    We are also working with LAMDA, another renowned Drama school. And we cover all the bases, working with large corporations, and community based organisations too.

    We work with other theatre companies such as Paines Plough, Watford Palace Theatre, Watermill and others, as well as charities and corporate clients. Our Unconscious Bias, Diversity and Anti-Racism training is bespoke and can be adapted to suit different business types - from adland, charities and education institutions, to health, publishing, or tech.

    We are currently not taking training requests. If you have a training related enquiry, please contact

  • LAMDA workshops participant

    "Thank you so much, and can I please once again extend my gratitude to you all for such insightful, graceful and important sessions. They are truly impactful and beautifully held."

  • Watermill Theatre

    “Talawa provided a safe and open space for members of our team to undertake Unconscious Bias training. Their support in other business aspects has been invaluable.”

  • RADA workshops participant

    "More training like this, it's really raised consciousness and opened up important dialogues."

  • RADA Audition Panel workshops participant

    "Very interesting and stimulating session - that has got me thinking about the whole issue of unconscious bias with regard to the audition process and beyond."

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