Holly Stoppit
Joe Rosser

Workshops

Holly’s workshops are designed to be of benefit to both professional performers seeking performance skills training and the brave and curious seeking self-development. Through skillful holding and carefully paced progressions of games and exercises, Holly creates the ideal conditions that allow creativity, play, insight, wonder and discovery to thrive. 

Holly has been devising and delivering workshops for adults since 2007. She draws upon her huge history of training and experience in many areas, including: improvisation, clowning, fooling, dance, physical theatre, voice work, creative writing, dramaturgy, dramatherapy, mindfulness, playwork, group process, nonviolent communication and laughter yoga to deliver bespoke, bountiful group experiences. To read more about Holly's experience or see her TEDx Bristol talk, click here

See below for a full list of Holly's workshops. If you have a company or are an individual artist looking to commission your own bespoke training, have a look at what’ s on offer and get in touch with Holly to begin co-designing your ideal workshop. Holly’ s workshops range from 2-hour play sessions to 10 day residencies. 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

It's probably no surprise for you to hear that we have taken the decision to cancel all our live courses until it's safe to return to the room. Unfortunately, the nature of our work involves bringing room-fulls of people together and inviting them to explore intimate connection, laughing, touching and sharing breath. It’s just too risky with the virus on the rampage.

To keep our community playing, laughing and learning, we have developed a series of online courses in collaboration with Robyn Hambrook. These courses come under the banner of The Online Clown Academy and you can find out about them below.

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Wishing you health, safety and peace of mind.

Current Courses Now Booking

Clowns In Crisis Conference

6-8 November 2020

We are asking: How Can Clowning Help You and How Can Clowns Help Others In Times Of Crisis? We have a programme of performances, workshops, a panel discussion and an Open Space event. 

Info about Clowns In Crisis Conference and booking here.

Zoom Clown 1 - Clown Play 

19 November - 10 December 2020 on Zoom

Cultivate more play, connection and spontaneity with this series of 4 weekly 2-hour interactive clowning sessions on Zoom. Open to everyone, from beginners to seasoned performers. 

Info about Zoom Clown 1 and booking form here.

Zoom Clown 2 - Building Blocks to Clown Devising

18 November - 16 December 2020

This intermediate 5-week course from The Online Clown Academy builds on the Zoom Clown 1 - Clown Play course. We'll introduce you to the building blocks of clown devising and you will then get to take part in a scratch performance for an invited audience.  Open to people who have completed Zoom Clown 1 or Holly's Introduction to Clowning Weekend.

Info about Zoom Clown 2 and booking form here.


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Zoom Clown 1
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Zoom Clown 2
Building Blocks to Clown Devising
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Zoom Clown 3
Personal Political Clown Performance
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Lessons From Lockdown, A Creative Reflection Day
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Zoom Clown Drop Ins
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Introduction To Clowning
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Deepening Clown (5-days)
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Comic Storytelling 5-day Course
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5-day Fools School
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Assembling Your Inner Cast
Advanced Fooling Training
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Fools Retreat
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Fools Play Sessions
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Mindful Play Sessions
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The Inner Critic Inquiry
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Clown-o-therapy
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Comedy Degree Module
Created for Bath Spa University
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Exploring Vulnerability Through Clowning
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Site Responsive Clown Devising
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Clown and Objects
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Clown and Music
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Clowning To Performance
(weekly classes)
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Cabaret
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Street Theatre
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Site Specific Theatre
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Laughter Yoga

“100% recommended...I find Holly Stoppit's workshops inspiring and energising, challenging, well held in a safe environment. Better than a holiday!”

Previous workshop participant

“Just expect the unexpected - and be prepared to play.”

Previous workshop participant

“The only trouble with doing a workshop with Holly Stoppit is that all other workshops then pale in comparison.”

Previous workshop participant

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