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
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.​

dates tbc
Stories From The Body

Date: Every Monday from 1 June - 20 July

Time: 6.30 - 9pm

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

Cost: £200 Early Bird, £240 Full Price, £180 (concessionary for low income and unemployed)

Installments over 3 months are also available by arrangement. 

This course uses mask-masking, physical theatre approaches and body-based skills to support self-regulation. This in-depth programme allows you to build and strengthen your physical storytelling skills and teaches you techniques which can be used with communities to strengthen mental health and wellbeing through creative self expression. Stories from the Body is open to those in the creative arts, arts in health, mental healthcare (particularly trauma work), and anyone wanting to develop skills in storytelling, theatre and scientifically-informed body-based skills.

No previous movement or theatre based experience is required.

Moving Pieces is a registered charity 
reg number 1183981

Moving Pieces

60 Weston St

London SE1 3QJ

United Kingdom 

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