Consent – for Students

A Participate student session

An introduction into what consent means to students within their professional lives; during training and after, and how to create safe, consensual working environments.

Available as

  • In-person training


  • Delivered as a 1.5–2 hour session


  • Maximum 30 participants per group
  • Ability to tailor for you

Want to learn more? Read on for detailed information about the course. Contact our team on or make an enquiry for further information and bookings.

Why train with Tonic? We are a leading EDI training provider, offering courses designed specifically for the arts and creative environments. But crucially, each time you book a course with Tonic you also help support our work driving change across the industry. Win, win.

“After the sessions, I feel I have gained the tools to navigate my way through difficult situations in the industry. Being able to communicate assertively and stand by my morals is absolutely necessary practice not just for work, but life.”

Third Year Acting Student

About the Course

This session covers what is meant by consent in learning and working environments. Sessions include a range of exercises designed to get students thinking about what consent in the arts industries means to them, and how to create safe, consensual spaces.​

Please note, this session is not focused around sexual consent.

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National Youth Theatre. Photo by Nick Flintoff.

What we’ll cover

  • The meaning of consent within the performing arts
  • Examples of this in practice, and space to explore impact and alternative outcomes
  • How to ask for and withhold consent
  • The importance of consent within the performing arts
  • Space to consider how you might take areas of this learning away and action it moving forwards

You’ll come away with

  • A stronger understanding of consent; how to ask for, give and withhold it.
  • An understanding of the impact of non-consensual spaces
  • A greater understanding of how to navigate a career in the arts whilst maintaining integrity when it comes to creating consensual environments.

Course details

  • Available as in-person training
  • Delivered as a 1.5–2 hour session
  • Maximum 30 participants per group

Keen to learn more? Make an enquiry or contact our team at for further information.


Yes, please email to arrange a time to discuss your needs with a member of the team.

Yes, we would be happy to discuss bundling this course with others that we offer. We can also create bespoke sessions just for you. Find out more on our bespoke training page or email to discuss what we can do for you.

Participate is Tonic’s programme of training created specifically for schools, colleges and conservatoires in the performing arts. It’s designed to help both students and staff address a range of topics in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion, to help them cultivate a safer and more inclusive training environment, and to provide advice and tools they can take with them.
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Participate. Training created specifically for students of performing arts colleges and conservatoires, and their teachers.

Make an enquiry

All enquiries welcome! If you are interested in booking this course, or just need some more information, please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch. Or email us direct at

Tonic – For greater equality, diversity and inclusion in the arts