Next Workshop

All You Need Is LSD: The Delicate & The Outrageous (Birmingham)

08 oct, 2018 - 10 oct, 2018 - Birmingham

Associate Idiot Stephen Harper, also Co-Director of our upcoming co-production with Birmingham REP All You Need Is LSD, will be running half-day workshops giving a highly practical, fun and informative insight into the show on Monday 8th or Wednesday 10th October, in central Birmingham. Find out more and book your place here!

Next Workshop

All You Need Is This Workshop (Bristol)

02 nov, 2018 - 02 nov, 2018 - Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Join Told by an Idiot Associate Artist and All You Need Is LSD cast member Annie Fitzmaurice for a whistlestop tour of how the show was made, including working through some practical exercises that were used in rehearsal. You’ll also have the chance to explore the controversies and contradictions that the show plays with, with plenty of time for discussion.

This workshop is suitable for anyone 16+, who is an emerging theatre making or interested in a career in theatre making, particularly the making of devised work.  Find out more and book your place here!

Taught by an Idiot Workshops

We run Taught by an Idiot workshops in the UK, Europe, and internationally.

If you would like us to run one of the workshops below for a specific group or organisation, please contact us

For more information on our workshops for schools and teachers click here

Artist Development Workshops

Throughout the year we run Artist Development workshops for theatre professionals and artists across all disciplines and at all stages of their career. These workshops focus intensively on different aspects of the Told by an Idiot style of creating theatre.

We release our Artist Development workshop dates throughout the year so please look out for advertisements on our website, Facebook and Twitter or join our mailing list.

Please contact Participation Manager Natasha Bergg if you have any questions or would like more information.

Feedback from our Artist Development Workshops:

“An incredible opportunity to learn from the experience and hard won knowledge of a brilliantly innovative company"

"A real insight into the art of physical comedy...many topics I have previously studied have been far better put into practice"

“A hands on extravaganza on how to be an idiot and produce work organically”

“Inspiring, evocative, informative and fun, fun, fun.”

"A BA in Devising crammed into 12 hours"

“It was exceptional. Paul is an absolute luminary. This was the most enlightening, liberating, inspiring workshop I've ever done.”

Artist Development workshops that we offer on a regular basis for all theatre professionals include:


A 5-day intensive led by Paul Hunter, which offers a unique insight into creating and directing work from scratch


The Role of the Director in the Devising Process

 This workshop examines what lies at the heart of Told by an Idiot and explores liberating the performer and the importance of spontaneity

The Way of the Idiot

Commedia - Primarily a form that revels in the virtuosity of the actor, Told by an Idiot will take the participants on a journey over two days to unlock the performer’s most wild and spontaneous impulse.

If It's Bad Make It Worse

This provocative, challenging, and dynamic workshop led by Artistic Director Paul Hunter will throw the focus onto the performer and will examine what lies at the heart of TBAI's work.



Creating It, Owning It, Doing It

We're currently planning our next series of the meantime, scroll down to see the range of Artist Development opportunities we offer, and sign up to our email list here to be the first to find out about the next one!


If you'd like Told by an Idiot to deliver a workshop for your organisation - either from the list below, or around a theme or idea you'd like to explore - please get in touch by clicking 'Contact Us' below or calling the office on 020 7407 4123.


We also currently have free 'Doctor's Surgery' appointments available! For more information, click here.

Check back soon for news of our next workshop!

Idiot Doctor appointments to help unstick devising dilemmas. 

For more information click here

The Doctor Will See You Now

Taking inspiration from the greats of silent comedy, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton, this two-day workshop explores the idea of adding a fresh twist to some classic routines.


Building the Chaos

A 2 day workshop for writers and performers interesting in writing and the role of the writer in a collaborative process

The Role of the Writer in the Devising Process

A 2 day workshop looking at the role of the performer in the theatre, focussing on play, rhythm and liberating the performer.


Bigger Than Life

This intensive workshop inspired by My Perfect Mind looks at the notion of making theatre from real life experience.


It Happened To Me so it Must be Interesting

A 2 day workshop focussing on the company's unique approach to Shakespeare

An Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare