The first annual London Devised Theatre Intensive ran 15 - 27 October 2017.
Eight theatre makers joined our core ensemble for the full two week workshop
and dozens more artists dropped in for our Masterclass Series.

Below is a summary of the 2017 programme.
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Train with guest artists at the forefront of devised theatre, sharing their wealth of experience in creating bold, original performance.

Book onto the masterclasses for £75 each*
or book the whole series of five for £300.

Simply email us with the masterclasses you'd like to take. Registration is first-come, first-served, and places are limited.

All masterclasses will run 10AM - 1:30PM on the dates below.
at Toynbee Studios: 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6AB



with Complicite
Tuesday, 17 October

Associate artist Eric Mallett of the renowned ensemble theatre company Complicite will lead you through their process for building an ensemble through physical training and play, creating a shared visual language, and devising dynamic collaborative performances.
with Lee Simpson
Thursday, 19 October

Improvisation is a powerful tool for accessing honest in-the-moment responses, discovering characters and relationships, and experimenting with performance styles. Lee brings over 20 years' experience improvising and devising with Improbable, creators of the International Institute of Improvisation.

with Tom Mansfield
Saturday, 21 October

Tom's masterclass draws on pioneering new techniques from his recent production, Phone Home, which brought together collaborators in London, Munich, and Athens. Explore how digital technologies can inform and inspire our devising practice - and even help us bring audiences into the process of making theatre.


with Nir Paldi
Monday, 23 October

The actor in an empty space can use the body to create character, spaces, emotions, poetry, and atmospheres, and ultimately tell stories – without words. With gestural language, mime, comedy, tragedy, poetics, Nir will introduce you to a visual theatre style that fires the imagination.


with Bryony Kimmings
Wednesday, 25 October

Bryony will guide you towards creating performance inspired by your own life, touching on individuality, concept, style, creating new material and dreaming big. Get inspired by her fearlessly personal approach to provoking social change.
*Please don't let cost be a barrier.
  Contact us for concession rates, subject to availability.

Get the full experience of the London Devised Theatre Intensive
   - five masterclasses with top-notch guest artists
   - peer practice exchange
   - daily devising sessions
   - three group theatre trips to see devised work
   - professional development & mentoring
   - New Work Happy Hour with artistic directors & producers
Group Theatre Trips
See three professional productions by devised theatre companies in London, and discuss the performances with your fellow theatre makers in the workshop.

Build on these shared points of reference as you continue to create your own work together throughout the Intensive.
Practice Exchange
Share your favourite devising techniques, and add new ones to your creative toolbox. Practice exchange allows you to learn from your peers and gain confidence in teaching others about the tools you use in your work.
Daily Devising
Create new performances every day, putting into practice the new techniques you'll learn from our guest artists and your peers in the Intensive.

The workshop is designed to let you explore ideas and impulses without the pressure of a public performance, so you can take risks and follow where your curiosity leads you.
Professional Development
Benefit from mentoring and support to take your work to the next level. Laura Lundy, Founder and Executive Producer of Blue Panther Productions (USA) will offer a presentation, Q&A, and exclusive group coaching session, 'Define Your Creative Self on Your Terms'

Creatives are multi-skilled by nature and by necessity. Defining and focusing on your core passion and talent will energise you to develop the artistic career you crave, on your terms.

New Work Happy Hour​​
Be our guest at the New Work Happy Hour.
27 October at Apples & Pears Cocktail Bar in East London.

Hosted by American producer Laura Lundy of Blue Panther Productions and London's Amy Clare Tasker Performance Lab, this event gives theatre makers a rare opportunity to discuss new imaginings and fully realised work with London artistic directors and other industry decision-makers.

Don't miss this ideal opportunity to introduce yourself and get expert advice on how to take the next step in developing and producing your work.

This event is free to artists participating in the two-week London Devised Theatre Intensive; other theatre makers are very welcome to book here . Your £5 ticket includes a glass of wine.