Advanced Training

The Advanced Training programme allows a small group of artists to come together to form a company who will work together for four days.

PLEASE NOTE, The Advanced Training Course has been postponed due to current coronavirus restrictions in the UK. If you have already applied for a place on the course, our Learning & Participation Coordinator Maya Pindar will be in touch with you to discuss the rescheduled course.

We are excited to announce that the next Advanced Training Course will be taking place in London from 23-26 March 2021. The Advanced Training Course is a highly energetic and creative programme, suitable for participants with an interest in extending their knowledge and practice of devising and physicality techniques. The course will be facilitated within a socially distanced framework.

Extending the starting points covered in our Introductory and Intermediate workshops, our Advanced Training programme will build on these skills and put them into practice.

  • Work closely with two Frantic Practitioners, including our Associate Director, to develop and build a Frantic Assembly inspired performance
  • Create complex choreography through simple beginnings
  • Find depth in movement, learn what movement can say and how to test its' potential
  • Understand text and movement; explore when to move, when to talk and how and when to do both

We are looking to collaborate with participants who have professional experience working in theatre or dance. Those who are interested in our method of creating work, who are open to experimenting and collaborating with other like-minded people should apply.

NOTICE: While we are hopeful that the face-to-face training course will be possible, the course dates are subject to change depending on current coronavirus restrictions.

The details of the this year's course are:

WHAT? Advanced Training Course

WHEN? Tuesday 23 March - Friday 26 March, 10am - 5pm

WHERE? The Old Diorama Arts Centre, Regent's Place, 201 Drummond Street, London NW1 3FE

COST? Full Price £500 / Concession* £450

*Concession rate for full time students, registered disabled & those seeking job seeker's allowance. Please send proof of eligibility with your application if applying for a concession rate.

Participants will be selected based on experience and suitability for this programme.

In previous years, the training has taken the form of a 4-day residency culminating in a performance for an invited audience. Previously we have developed short pieces of work for film (you can watch these here.)

In 2019, our Advanced Training programme worked intensively with Frantic Assembly Practitioners Simon Pittman and Gavin Maxwell, and Sound Designer Ella Wahlström, to devise collaboratively with Frantic Assembly and make an original piece of work.

"I am really excited by the possibilities that this expertise will allow me to explore. I feel more confident in my movement skills as an actor"

Applications for the Advanced Training Course close on Friday 05 February, 17:00 GMT. The deadline for payments is Friday 19 March, 17:00 GMT.

We are especially interested to hear from artists that are underrepresented in the industry. You can read our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion here.

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