Physical Theatre London Workshops

open Physical theatre workshops

Whether you are an experienced performer, mental health professional or simply curious about personal self expression our inclusive open workshops are an opportunity to explore personal story and the holistic benefits of connecting to the body, movement and improvisation.

What is Physical Theatre?

Physical Theatre may sound quite abstract to newcomers, but it is essentially a type of performance where physical movement is the primary method of storytelling, or more so than the spoken dialogue in a play and lyrics in a song. It often incorporates other techniques like gesture, mime and modern dance to create performance.

Tailor made workshops

Mental Health Organisations

What we can offer:

  • Workshops to service users in devising theatre from personal story, which also integrates accessible skills to support self-regulation.

  • Training for staff in body based skills to support self-regulationwhich can be integrated into their work with service users. 

  • Training for staff in body based skills to lower the risk of secondary trauma in their practice as a self - care strategy.

What participants say about out workshops:

‘It was a wonderful workshop in a safe and friendly environment’


‘I felt I unlocked a small part of me that had been imprisoned for decades. Brilliantly done!’

Upcoming workshops
stories from the body
An 8 week evening course – discover your potent self! A dynamic and playful exploration of stories that emerge from connecting to the body and the more hidden and conflicting aspects of ourselves.

Date: Every Wednesday evening from 20th January to 10th March

Time: 6.30 - 9pm

Venue: Via Zoom

Cost: £200 (concessionary rates and instalment plans available)

What you will gain over the course of the programme:

- The ability to develop a story through creating and embodying a mask, exploring movement, voice work and improvisation*

- New theatre making skills and devising that begin with connecting to the body

- Confidence in using body-based skills, including the Feldenkrais method, to reduce stress and build emotional resilience

- An understanding of how embodiment and creativity can protect and help maintain good mental and physical health - An opportunity to share a creative presentation personal to you, based on material and learning that surfaces throughout the workshop series


*Each participant will receive a simple list and links to materials needed for creating a mask and other arts based activities

dates tbc
Love & Loss


Venue: The Artworks London Bridge, 60A Weston St, SE1 3QP

Cost: £140 (£100 student/unwaged

A weekend workshop exploring creative and embodied ways of sharing experiences of love and loss through body-based work, performance and storytelling. In 2017 we premiered Total Eclipse, a performance that we produced following the deaths of our mothers. The show uncovers the depth of emotions that can be felt during the grieving process. We will be sharing how you can use Moving Pieces' integrated approach to share your own personal stories.

You may be interested in how theatre and performance can be used to understand grief and help manage emotions, or want to experiment with telling your experiences of death and loss in a creative way. This short course will build your skills in a sensitive, relaxed and perhaps surprisingly uplifting weekend all about death, creativity and communicating our feelings to others.​

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Moving Pieces

60 Weston St

London SE1 3QJ

United Kingdom 

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