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In the Western world for many decades we have asked ourselves what the real impact of theatre is on its audiences. Can theatre really be a driver of change in society? That question seems more urgent than ever. One thing is sure: theatre can help society see things in a different way. Put events in a new daylight. Give hope and inspiration. At Académie Le Grippault, we believe that theatre has the power to transform individuals and communities.

Our mission is to support a new generation of theatre students to become as versatile and adventurous as possible in these times of rapid change and uncertainty. We believe that by cultivating a deep understanding of the craft of theatre, students can learn to harness its transformative potential to create positive change in the world.

Regenerating Theatre : residential course

Académie Le Grippault offers an eight-week residential course called ‘Regenerating Theatre’, in collaboration with a network of international theatre schools. The course provides a unique opportunity for theatre students to deepen their practice in a setting that mimics the conditions of an ecosystem, allowing them to experience a holistic approach to their craft. Our goal is to help students develop resilience and versatility as theatre makers, equipping them to adapt to the ever-changing demands of the industry.

During their stay, students will broaden their scope of work and learn new methods of making site-specific theatre, drawing inspiration from the natural environment and the countryside. Our focus is on providing a nurturing environment for students to develop their artistic skills and explore their unique vision for their craft.
The next residential course will take place in September and October 2024.

Theatre Residency: Your Next Step

Académie Le Grippault offers one- and two-week residential courses for theatre professionals, designed to provide a unique opportunity for participants to learn from seasoned practitioners and gain new insights into their craft. Our courses are tailored to the needs of each participant, and are taught by experienced instructors with extensive experience in the field. Our upcoming residential course will take place 29 June to 6 July 2024, and is themed around Lauren Groffs’ historical novel Matrix. Click here for more information.

Join our residency programme

Discover the possibilities of our artist residency program at Le Grippault. Our tranquil and natural setting is ideal for both performing and visual artists, writers, and scientists seeking a unique space to create and collaborate. Our upcoming residency month will take place 23 November-20 December 2024. Please contact us to receive more information.