Creative Learning

Workshops and Residences


Nutkhut runs a series of master classes, residencies, workshops and training days, which are often run alongside our shows. If you are interested in joining us for a workshop, please join our mailing list or keep your eye on social media for updates!

We have delivered workshops and residencies in schools, colleges, theatres, fields, country parks… from Kathak dance workshops to Stilts Masterclasses. Nutkhut offer a range of workshops for a variety of different age groups in a variety of settings. We can bring the best workshop leaders to your school, college, theatre or educational institution to inspire the next generation of executives, producers, dancers, performers and technicians. Please contact to speak about how we can help you organise a workshop.


We love meeting new people and working with new partners. Have you got an exciting idea for a festival or a dance or theatre show or installation that you want to bounce around? Do you need help with a show or have a gap in your programming? Nutkhut are available to work with you on developing a new idea. Please start a conversation with us by contacting

‘All Things Festival’ – Developing and Sustaining Festivals

As sector leaders, we regularly share our experience of ‘all things festival’ with the next generations of festival makers. Our unrivalled approach, methodology and action learning approach are a unique and refreshing way to learn about current practice through some of the UK’s leading founders of festivals, artistic directors and producers.

Festivals bring people together and our approach has always approached these opportunities and challenges through a diverse perspective, in its broadest context – our action learning approach and workshops are fun, informative and cover areas as diverse as disability, gender, ethnicity, LGBTQI through live case studies and current practice.

Our International Festival Workshops are lead by Ajay and Giles:

Ajay Chhabra
Founder of the London Mela and co-founder Nutkhut
Ajay has worked his entire career in the UK festivals scene. Glastonbury to Womad, Mela to Carnival. He is passionate and enthusiastic and has been involved in new startup festivals, training the next generation and creating large scale festival finales.

Giles Agis
Executive Director of Brouhaha International and Creative Director of Edinburgh Festival Carnival. As a producer, Giles has developed and delivered festival events across Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia over the past twenty years. Over the last decade his focus has been on the capacity building of emerging arts, cultural operators and arts organization.

Our tailored programmes are made of of a minimum of a 2-hour workshop, up to a 3/5-day residency. Programmes are designed for you, your needs and your location.

For further details or to book a workshop please contact: