Summer intensive programme

Summer Intensive Workshop 2007

The Summer Intensive workshop is a foundation for the study of Physical Theatre. The school attracts students from all over the world providing a diverse and rich cultural theatrical experience for participants.

In the twenty years that we have offered this exciting programme we have found that it is most challenging for performing artists, writers, directors and teachers who want an introduction to physical theatre and for experienced artists with allied acting or dance background who want to add new skills and experience to their existing lexicon. 

The workshop is an exploration of aspects of the School's pedagogy as a basis for dramatic study. The course is comprised of movement analysis theatrical acrobatics, technique, improvisation and presentation. Situations are taken from daily life, and study of mask and character and theatrical style complete the programme. Each summer the design of the workshop develops and changes. 

The workshop is a two-week, full time intensive programme and is offered in August each year. London has the most dynamic theatre scene in the world; make sure you leave time at the end of the workshop to take in some theatre! Students enrol in this programme from all over the world creating a dynamic cultural/theatrical mix. 

We have trained students from

Austria, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, U.K., U.S.A and Zimbabwe

The training includes


Conditioning, strength and flexibility, grounding and presence, muscle and spatial awareness, energy and focus to support physical and imaginative play.


Develops a movement vocabulary based on skeletal and muscle structure and employs these skills to study movement in action;  and to develop craft for physical presentation and choreography.

Theatrical Acrobatics

Analyses movement in action develops self-assurance, muscle awareness and vocabulary to engage the body in an active preparation for theatrical play.


Connects analysis and theatrical imagery to develop choreography and presentation skills.


Through experiential learning participants undertake an essential theatrical voyage from identification with imagery, transferring this process into theatrical play and transforming this play into performance.


2 thematic provocations challenge participants to present their own imagery to the stage


Monday  August  4 – Friday  August  17, 2008
Classes are daily 10:00AM to 5:30PM
There is a presentation by the group at the end of the workshop


Fee for this programme is £ 400.00 in 2008 (the school does not provide bursaries) 

Class Size

Spaces in this workshop are limited to 20 students. Students who are accepted into the programme are given places based on the date that their application is received.

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How to apply

To be considered for the course, you must supply:

  1. A complete resume of training and experience
  2. A covering letter detailing your interest in the programme
  3. A full-length photograph (can be amateur)
  4. Any certifications (copies only) and/or letters of recommendation
  5. Your application fee of £50.00. You may pay by cheque, postal order, banker's draft or electronic transfer

Your application fee of £50.00. You may pay by cheque, postal order (UK only), banker's draft or electronic transfer.

Applications will not be considered until the application fee has been received.
The application fees are non-refundable and will be applied to the course fee.