workshops

Nearly There Yet has organised and led a number of successful workshops for children, young people and adults, both as one-off sessions and a series of sessions. Our drop-in workshops and taster sessions include dance and basic circus skills such as object balancing, juggling, hula hooping, unicycle, stilt-walking and acrobalance. We also provide courses and masterclasses tailored to clients' needs. We are able to provide our own equipment as well as  highly skilled and DBS checked instructors. 

Please have a look at what we can offer and get in touch for availability and pricing. 

 Participant in walkabout for ARC Arts Centre Stockton. Image: Kaveh Rahnama

Participant in walkabout for ARC Arts Centre Stockton. Image: Kaveh Rahnama

Drop-in sessions for events

These are have-a-go workshops for anyone to try, and are informal so participants can come and go as they please. These sessions focus on ground-based circus skills according to the age and ability of the participants.

Clients include schools, Basingstoke Festival, Greenbelt Festival, Highgate Fair in the Square, Polka Theatre (and at Wilderness Festival), Groundworks, and fetes and festivals through Applause Rural Touring. 

 Participants in acro workshop.

Participants in acro workshop.

Specialist introductory classes

These specialist classes can be aimed at children, adults, or families, and introduce participants to skills such as acrobalance, juggling and breakdancing. These classes are perfect for nurturing audiences when programmed alongside shows. 

Clients include Watermans Art Centre, Royal Festival Hall, Chelsea Theatre, and Jacksons Lane. 

 Masterclass with Si Rawlinson. Image: Kaveh Rahnama

Masterclass with Si Rawlinson. Image: Kaveh Rahnama

Courses tailored to needs

These courses and masterclasses can be run in addition to, or alongside of, existing courses. Courses in the past have focused on devising with circus, physical storytelling, acrobatics for actors, and physical techniques for non-physical performers.

Clients include Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company, Fortismere Secondary School, National Centre for Circus Arts, Proteus Theatre, Roundhouse and John Berkavitch.


 
I think the Nearly There Yet workshops work as they are both professionally led and participatory. Adults know that they will be safe in trying out physical theatre, circus and dance techniques with their children, whilst having lots of fun. It is a great opportunity for families to do something together and I think they also see it as good value. They can learn something in a short amount of time, they know they will be encouraged and led by professional performers who know their stuff. Some of the workshops connect to the theme of our children’s theatre programme but not all. As a programmer I am confident that Nearly There Yet are used to organising DBS, risk assessment, insurance and so forth and that they will deliver with engagement, participation, safety, learning skills and fun as key priorities.
— Caroline Jeyaratnam-Joyner; Head of Participative Arts Development, Watermans Arts Centre