Voice Box


  • "I came with no expectations and even less experience of specifically working on my voice.  What a relevation a perfect... Read more
  • "I have never learned so much in one week before! About myself, about my voice, about the magic of words... Read more
  • "I had an 'inkling in my gut' to come here. Like an odyssey. And that inkling turned out to be... Read more
  • "...a wonderful artistic voice centre!...a supportive and inspiring environment...Kristin - you have nurtuted and challenged me. Rena- fantastic food!!...such care... Read more
  • "I have loved the journey to Orkney, and travelling the distance has opened up possibilities for an inner journey.  Nothing... Read more
  • "In just four days I have changed shape, inside and out.  My voice feels and sounds stronger and more me,... Read more
  • "I'm nearly 50 now, have been a professional voice-over artist for more than 20 years and have enjoyed significant success,... Read more
  • "I have learned I can work in a group of thirteen people and like all of them! - C.H.... Read more
  • "I have loved the experience of becoming more connected with my body, my breath, my self.  I know I will... Read more
  • "I have had a wonderful time on this course - Kristin is a ninja of voice...C.M.... Read more
  • "Just great. Exploration, discovery, fun; made me feel so welcome by everyone;stretched in every way - I can't wait to... Read more
  • "Such a wonderful week of vocal discovery, body awareness, breath galore and great company - the joy, the laughter, the... Read more
  • "Well, what an experience! Never to be forgotten.  It was an honour and a pleasure to experience the Introductory Voice... Read more
  • "It's my first time in this Scottish land and the first time I spoke Shakespeare in English - my favourite... Read more
  • "Thank you so much, Kristin. I have a new relationship with myself: with my sacrum, vertebrae, whole spine: my breath!... Read more
  • "Now winter nights enlarge... come and work with Kristin on Shakespeare's Sonnet, Speeches and Scenes and your nights will be... Read more
  • "I got drunk on the words.  I ate them.  I felt them fill my belly and nourish my body.  Thank... Read more
  • "This Shakespeare week was magical.  Thank you from the bottom of heart, from my spine, nervous system and brain for... Read more
  • "The studio is beautiful - loved doing warm-ups and sonnets in the face of nature, the angry skies, the pounding... Read more
  • "You have had a profound impact of my work as a teacher and director, and on my relationship to language... Read more
  • "This has been a 25-year journey to Shakespeare.  It was everything I could have hoped for - and more. To... Read more
  • "Being in Orkney adds such a special flavour - re-connected me to the nature that's so alive in Shakespeare's plays.... Read more
  • "This week was most needed as I prepare to audition for Graduate programs in the USA.  My classmates were amazingly... Read more
  • "Dear Kristin, Thank you for sharing your passion and reinvigorating our craft.  Your tenacity and vigor has transformed our practice... Read more
  • " You and your work has given me a language and a confidence to trust my perception, my impulses, my self... Read more
  • " I go through the warm up before rehearsing and performing,I use 'Devices' for text work to approach new text -... Read more
  • "The great irony is that I have found my voice ... and can't find the words to voice a response.... Read more

    Kristin Linklater Voice Centre

    Built adjacent to Kristin’s house, the Kristin Linklater Voice Centre campus lies on a hillside with panoramic views over lochs, fields and coastal cliffs and bays. The workshop studio is large and airy, with a cathedral ceiling, natural light and cushioned acoustic flooring with under-floor heating. A separate building, linked by an entrance lobby, provides a living-room, kitchen and communal dining area where groups can eat together, relax and socialize. For 2014-15 student accommodation will be off campus within a large house just a few miles away from the studio. There is a mix of comfortable, well-equipped single and twin rooms, plus living room, kitchen and multiple shower rooms.

    Slide 1
    I have a whole school of tongues in this belly … and not a tongue of them all speaks any other word but mine.

    -- Shakespeare - Henry IV

    It is central to the ethos of Kristin’s training that participants live and work together, sharing the process of discovery, personal growth and a sense of group cohesion as part of the learning experience. By providing catered, residential workshops KLVC will give participants the rare opportunity of total immersion training, free from the distractions of daily life and in the company of likeminded people.

    (Please note: all course fees are based on shared room accommodation with single rooms allocated according to the gender makeup of the group).

    Slide 2
    It is Kristin's focus on impulse as the unifying factor in this dynamic quartet of breath, body, mind and emotion that really had me hooked.

    -- Stephen Kemble


    Become your own alchemist - take the base metal—the poisonous lead of the difficult times in your life and transmute it into the gold of creation.

    -- Kristin Linklater