Artist Residencies

A unique opportunity to work with Frantic Assembly to create an original, home-grown devised performance.

Our residencies provide participants with an insight into how Frantic Assembly make new work in the rehearsal room.

In a sustained workshop environment for between 3-5 days, participants will work intensively with two Frantic Assembly practitioners to devise new material, culminating in a public performance, which showcases their hard work and creativity. Engaging and nurturing their imagination, all participants contribute to the development process and perform in the finished piece.

  • Work collaboratively as a professional company

  • Develop performing and directing skills

  • Use physicality to devise stories, create meaning, subtext and characters

  • Explore how Frantic Assembly generate text in devised work

  • Learn how Frantic Assembly use sound and lighting to enhance storytelling

Our residencies are active explorations of the Frantic method of devising, which is about empowering people to be better at making theatre from a physical starting point. For this reason, our residencies do not explore suggested pre-existing texts, nor do they devise productions outside of a training context.

If you would like to discuss collaborating with us on a special project, please contact Marilyn Rice. For collaborations on professional productions, please contact Peter Holland.

Click here to book a residency


To receive a quote, please contact Marilyn Rice to discuss your requirements by emailing or calling 020 7841 3115.


Residencies can be held at your venue. The space must be of reasonable size (approx. 10m x 10m), be warm and have a suitable floor for exercise (e.g. sprung or wooden floor).

The performance space should be available for the full day on the final day of the residency.


We can work with groups of between 10 and 20 participants (even numbers are preferable).

Residencies are pitched to the level and experience of your group. Click here to email us with any further questions you might have about our residencies.

More Information

Click here to download guidelines for our residencies

If you have any further queries about our Creative Residencies, contact our Learning & Participation Co-ordinator Maya Pindar by email or call the office on 020 7841 3115. 

It pushes you out of your comfort zone, it’s been freeing, and being open to so many news ideas has left me feeling refreshed. I love that it’s fast-paced and that the structure within each day is quite loose - we build and create small parts around the ideas and responses to the theme and then put them together towards the end of the week.

London South Bank University Residency Participant, 2016