Physical Fellowship

The Physical Fellowship

The UK’s only physical performance festival exclusively for young people.

Highly Sprung’s Physical Fellowship was established over ten years ago to give young people the opportunity to explore their understanding and experience of physical theatre.

To this day, it remains a unique and exciting opportunity for 11 to 24-year-olds to immerse themselves completely in physical theatre practice, working with renowned professional artists to make and present original work.

Changing Climates Festival: School Bookings Now Open for 2022 

From 2021 onwards, the Physical Fellowship will be produced by Coventry Young Producers Collective, a  group of students in Years 10 and 11. The festival will maintain its original format but will focus on the themes related to the climate crisis, using physical theatre as a response to these issues and galvanising young people around local and global environmental problems. 



Green and blue text reading 'Changing Climates'.


Highly Sprung artists hold two whole-day workshops with participating schools and youth groups to teach physical theatre skills. Students are inspired to use physical techniques to then create their own piece of original physical theatre.


Students then attend a day of workshops, seminars and masterclasses delivered by visiting professional companies, including Frantic Assembly and Complicité. Here they further develop and explore new skills with leading professionals.


Students are then given a professional platform to present their work in a festival showcase, supported by a headline performance from Highly Sprung’s own youth theatre company, Sprungsters.
“A wonderful combination of fun and hard work and a great opportunity to take part in an intensive devising process.”

What People Say

Very fun, energetic and teaches you skills you can’t learn anywhere else. Thanks Highly Sprung and everyone who made the Physical Fellowship great

Great experience and a lovely thing to be a part of, learnt lots

Once again the Physical Fellowship shows that Highly Sprung and all the young people involved can transcend ‘youth theatre’ and bring to the professionals a run for their money!

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