Chris Stagg

Chris is an expert in theatre-based learning. People work with him to develop effectiveness in their impact, influence and strategic thinking.

His work is rooted in the belief that – of all the arts – it is drama that offers the most concrete, immediate and direct representation of human behaviour and social experience.

He considers it one of the preeminent tools for ‘thinking’ about organisational life and its situations.

Chris’ Professional Background


Chris has been delivering theatre-based learning for over twenty years.He writes scripts, develops scenarios and works with highly skilled professional actors, using forum-theatre and role-play to develop learning events that allow participants to reflect on organisational realities, explore business possibilities, experiment with strategies and practice behavioural skills.

Chris’ Experience


Over the years Chris has delivered theatre-based development programmes for a vast array of business clients.  Recent notable examples include:  Nissan, Eurotunnel, Pret-A-Manger, Nokia, Thales, Southern Water, British Gypsum and Willmott Dixon.

Everything about the day was original and refreshing, a great day with many lessons learned.”

Front Line Manager, Eurotunnel

Chris’ Qualifications & CPD


Chris is the recipient of two Arts & Business awards for innovation in organisational learning and development.

What Clients Say About Chris


  • “I have worked with Chris on various projects including a recently completed Theatre-based Leadership Programme which he designed for my team. He is creative yet practical. He understands the theory but listens carefully to the participants with programmes tailor-made to the audience, ensuring relevance. The artistic element ensures those involved stop and take notice and so it is not ‘just another training day’. Incredibly worthwhile!”
    Nick Candler, Finance Director, Prêt A Manger
  • “I have experienced training courses one a year for the last 13 years of my working life and the one with Chris was without doubt the best course I have ever done. The day was entertaining and informative and the trainer and actors gave an electric atmosphere to the room which made time fly past. Everything about the day was original and refreshing, a great day with many lessons learned.”
    Front Line Manager, Eurotunnel

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