We deliver stand-alone workshops and regular residencies at schools, colleges, drama schools and universities in London, across the UK and internationally. 

We are passionate about creating and delivering exciting and engaging participatory experiences for students and young people, which are designed to enhance curriculum-based learning, as well as fostering a sense of openness, curiosity and play. 

We work with children and young people aged 5 to 25 and we regularly collaborate with educational institutions to design workshops that are creative, practical and that make a meaningful contribution to students' learning.  

We often deliver educational workshops with the following themes:

Devising in the style of the practitioner / the Idiot approach to making theatre

Storytelling (find out more about our project Does Cinderella Have to Have Blonde Hair)

Devising through digital (find out more about our project Connected)


Physical comedy 

Creating theatre without a script

Adapting work

Commedia dell'arte

Mask work

We also deliver CPD workshops for teachers and other practitioners working with young people. We are a proud Arts Award supporter and can offer workshops and other ways to engage with us, which help students to achieve their Arts Award at Bronze & Silver level.

To book a workshop, discuss a project idea, or just find out more, please email Participation Manager Natasha Bergg or call us on 020 7407 4123.


Recent Feedback 

“This participation work should be rolled out as an example of excellence...exhilarating and empowering”

"The games really broke down barriers and allowed us to move forward creatively and expressively for the rest of the sessions. The atmosphere throughout the sessions was fantastic. Students were encouraged to offer ideas and there were no wrong answers so students were freed up to express themselves creatively without the fear of failure."

“The students were all fully engaged – putting forward suggestions and experimenting with scenarios and improvising in groups. Talking to both the teachers afterwards they felt the students had gained a lot from this workshop in giving permission to ‘play’ rather than simply ‘rehearse’.”

“So many ideas that I can take back to my classroom!”

“There was constant laughter throughout and an increasing focus amongst my pupils as they realised how relevant the teachings of 'Told by an Idiot' are.  I think the pupils were sad when the workshop ended.”