Holly Stoppit is a teacher and director of devised and improvised theatre. As well as designing, promoting and delivering her own projects, Holly freelances for professional theatre companies, community organisations, educational establishments and businesses. Holly has something for everyone, from babies to elders. Holly's big bag of tricks includes:  





Character creation

Acrobatics, Mime and Physical Theatre

Eccentric Dance

Live music

Voice work

Laughter Yoga

Creative Writing

Forum Theatre / Playback

Site-specific Theatre

Street theatre

Promenade / walkabout


An intricate knowledge of Play Theory and Group dynamics

Dramatherapy (MA, HCPC registered)

Mindfulness / Meditation

Non-Violent Communication

Holly’s work is process-led, responsive, challenging and fun, promoting self-discovery and creation through play. Through structured games and exercises, Holly invites performers and workshop participants to safely explore the chaos and beauty of their imaginations, celebrating their own unique creativity.

Some Theatre Companies Holly has worked with:

Helen Duff Facilitator, Vanity Bites Back

Edward Rapley Director / facilitator - The Self Trilogy

Adam Blake Fooling teacher, mentor- Birth and Death and Here and Now

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru Clown Consultant for Y Storm and Pridd

Nofit State Circus Fun Consultant - Noodles

The Invisible Circus Director- Beyond The Cabaret, Carnyville 2 and 4

Pirates of The Carabina Facilitator- company evaluation

Ramshacklicious Co-founder, Co-Artistic Director/Producer of The Road To Nowhere, Co-Producer of The Small Time, R&D facilitator of Grime

Eden Court Theatre Director, Nobody's Home

Circus To Palestine Clown teacher / director of Boomchucka Circus Show

The Fabularium Clown Consultant, The Town Band of Bremen

Broken Dream Co Ensemble Devising Skills Masterclass, Mentor - The Act

Hinged Theatre R&D Facilitator- Vassillisa and The Flying Pie

Tessa Bide Productions R&D facilitator - The Melody Makers

Mossy Crow interactive storytelling master class

Freckled Mischief clown / interactive street theatre consultant

The Museum of Love clown / interactive theatre masterclass


Adult Teaching:

Bath Spa University Currently delivering a Live Comedy Performance module for 2nd year degree students,

Bath Spa University Guest lectures including; facilitation skills, devising skills and status play.

Bristol Folk House, City Of Bristol College, Hamilton House Clowning evening classes for adults.

"Improperly" Improvisation Clowning for improvisers

Nofit State Circus Performance workshops leading to Christmas Cabaret

Winchester University Street Theatre / Ensemble Improvisation summer school

Eden Court theatre Site Specific Theatre Games Master Class 

Educircation European Social Circus Project Week-long intensive in Clown-o-therapy

London Speciality School of Psychiatry Conference Playfulness and Psychiatry Workshop

Atelier 231 Facilitating tie-in workshops for people with mental health issues during the creative process of Ramshacklicious' 'Grime'

Network of International Circus Exchange (NICE) Conference Connection Through Play Workshop

Winchester University Mental health and Street Arts Lecture

Southwest School of Dramatherapy Clown-o-therapy session

University of The Highlands Group Skills Through Play

Triodos Bank, Exeter Business School Away Day Training

Performers Without Borders Leadership and Communication Skills Through Play

Bath Fringe Festival Creating and delivering an artist development scheme for Bedlam Fair

Children and Young People's Theatre:

The Egg Theatre Youth theatre and summer school leader

Characters Stage School Youth Theatre Leader

Traveling Light Youth Theatre Leader

Theatre Iolo Kids clown workshops

Slingshot Facilitator - Weston Super Nightmare

Oily Cart Performer / facilitator- Up In The Air

Bakehouse Various interactive characters

House of Fairy Tales Co-creator / performer / facilitator - The Imagination Generator

Yipee Productions R&D Facilitator- Wonderpods

Cirque Idyllic Director / musician - Monster Magic

The Honk Project Performer / deviser- To Have and To Honk, Director- Mr Honk (reworked for the street), Trundlehonk and The Dancing Day trippers

SGS college BTEC Course Clown teacher


Red dress pictures were taken by Paul Blakemore at Holly Stoppit's Clown School in Bristol