Theatre and Circus Workshops in Dorset

Workshops in Dorset - young people are spread across a bright and open studio space. They are moving and stretching!

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists invite you to a series of free Theatre and Circus workshops at Lighthouse Poole this May half term.

Following a successful Crowdfunder campaign and raising over £2,700, we are now set to run 3 days of Theatre and Circus workshops in Dorset, for 14 – 30 year olds. These workshops based at Lighthouse Poole in May are FREE for young people to attend, with travel bursaries and access support also available. We want to bring as many young people together as possible, for an exciting and fun challenge to learn something new this half term.

Running these workshops will be award-winning Dorset physical theatre maker Niki McCretton, plus internationally renowned, professional circus company Acrojou. Young people can join Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists and come along for one or two days of the workshops.

Three days of theatre and circus workshops in Dorset for 14-30 year olds:

Monday 27th May – Acrobatics with Acrojou
Acrobatic movement – exploring ways to creatively combine acrobatics with movement / contemporary dance

Tuesday 28th May – Storytelling and Devising skills with Acrojou
Morning: Introduction to devising – looking at the methods Acrojou use when creating their work.
Afternoon: Practical Devising – working towards creating a short piece.

Wednesday 29th May – Clowning and Physical Theatre with Nikki McCretton
Learn about the art of clowning, and physical theatre techniques, guaranteed to raise some laughs!

Spaces are FREE of charge and they are limited, so booking is essential.
You can choose up to TWO of the three days to join us.

If you are aged 14 – 30 and live in Dorset, you can book your place on the theatre and circus workshops, by completing the short form at this link.

Deadline for booking your place is extended to Tuesday 21st May.

We will notify you by Thursday 23rd May to confirm your space.

We don’t want to let access needs, money or travel worries stop you from taking part. So if you need any help, just let us know in the form how we can support you. If you have any questions about the workshops, please contact Gemma: