Professional Adult Workshops


Unique training in Physical Theatre and Clown Work

Axis Theatre is dedicated to providing a high standard of learning opportunities for artists. The objective is to offer a unique training opportunity in clown work in Vancouver. This disciplines has reached sophisticated heights. Learning from a professional, whose work is admired around the world, will deepen the artistic and life experience for those that join in. These workshops are not just for the performer, but will build structure for continued creative exploration with limitless applications.

For more information, please ask our Artistic Director, Chris McGregor at or 604 669 0631. More details about the workshop programs below.


Current Workshop: Clown Turns

This workshop is designed for those who wish to work on developing and performing short clown pieces. With John Turner (of Mump & Smoot and the Manitoulin Conservatory), the majority of the workshop will be devoted to the creation of turns and on performance; with additional time for exercises, games, discussion and the exploration of themes that arise during the workshop. This 8-day workshop will culminate in a public performance.

Students should bring a short turn that is less than 5 minutes to work on. This can include work not traditionally considered clown (i.e. text, song or dance) especially if students wish to explore the broader application of clown and mask to a variety of performance genres.

This workshop is primarily designed for students who have completed the Pochinko Style Mask and Clown Intensive (Baby Clown or Clown Through Mask) Workshops. While this specific training it is not a mandatory prerequisite, it is advantageous for the applicants as some clown creation and performance experience is a benefit.

Time + Registration

8-days, Nov 18th to 25th, 2017, 10am to 6pm
Cost: $800.00

Earlybird Registration (by Oct. 20th): $700

Register today for a workshop

For more information, please contact Chris McGregor at or 604 669 0631.