The Art of Drag Course (10 weeks)


With Michael Twaits

From: Monday 18 January 2016 (9 weeks + Showcase)
Half term: 15 February
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Upstairs at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Are you ready to let out your inner drag queen or king? This course is designed for people who already have a background in performance that want to create a unique drag character and routine. The course focuses on leading you through the process of creating your own solo routine – giving you the skills you need to develop a unique character, structure and choreograph a routine and then go on to launch yourself as a professional drag performer.

The course includes master classes on singing, alt performance, lip-sync and comedy – before going on to teach you about the business of cabaret – including how to market yourself, sell your act and get booked by promoters. At the end of the course you will have the opportunity to launch your professional career as a drag performer with a showcase at Finger in the Pie Cabaret at the world famous Royal Vauxhall Tavern.

Finger in The Pie have been at the forefront of UK Cabaret for over 10 years. Our back stage team have won a London Cabaret Award for their support of new talent, and we’ve launched the careers of some of the UK’s most successful cabaret performers including the London Cabaret Award Winning Myra Dubois. We know what makes a successful cabaret routine – and with our experience of creating award winning performance – we are ideally placed to help you develop and launch your new act.


Participants should complete the course with the following:

– Individual solo drag routine
– Understanding of creating an act for the stage
– Understanding of structure for a drag routine
– Understanding of booking and selling your routine
– Showcase Performance at Soho Theatre, RVT or other central London venue
– Professional photographs and video of your act to promote for the future




The cost of this course includes 8 weeks of workshops and a public and industry showcase.

** EARLY BIRD OFFER – £60 off when booked before 4pm on 5th January 2016 **
£360 Full, £220 Concession (see below for criteria)

Concessions are offered for students, members of equity, unemployed, income support, disabled, low waged, NEATs etc – feel free to contact us if you would like to enquire as to whether we offer a concession for your circumstances

Payment schemes are available to spread the cost of workshops, for those unable to cover the whole cost in one go, please email for more information.

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