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Physical Comedy & Devised Performance

The Clown Lab is led by award-winning theatre company, Rhum + Clay


A strong focus of this course is the development of new Clowns, alongside the progression of each person’s individual journey. 


You’ll begin by learning the clown ‘state’ through training, playing, games and exercises. During this period of exploration, participants will be encouraged to discover and develop their own clown. The course progresses through a period of creation in which the group devises pieces of clown theatre and culminates in a presentation to invited guests.


Join a community of like-minded people, from a diverse range of backgrounds who are also looking to enhance their skills repertoire.


PLAYFULNESS | A sense of play is key to exploring and unlocking the clown state. The course is centred in improvisation and creating from a moment of play.


CURIOSITY |  On this course, you’ll venture into unexplored territory. The more curious you are the more interesting the work will be.


FAILURE |   Embrace the F-word. Clowning is about failure, pure and simple. Most of the time it doesn’t work, but when it does…


COMMITMENT |  Engage, take risks and thrive with the support of others on the journey.



Course Fees

We make our fees as affordable as possible - no hidden costs or extras.


The Clown Lab



(includes Clown Lab t-shirt)

Payment plans are available.


If you live in Islington, you’ll get 10% off. Use code LOCAL10

Fourth Monkey Alumni enjoy 25% off. Use code FMALUMNI


Equity members get 10% off. Use code PRO10

Proof required at point of invoice. Only one code may be used at a time. 


Course Dates


10 x Weekly Classes

Tuesdays 19:00 - 21:30
September 26th - November 28th


Performance Weekend

Friday 1st December 19:00 - 21:30
Saturday 2nd December 09:30 - 18:00
Sunday 3rd December 09:30 - 18:00  Performance commences 19:00

"Clowning encapsulates life’s absurdities, contradictions, hilarity and tragedies all in one.

We will use the spirit and dynamism of the clown to speak, laugh and respond to the times in which we live."

Rhum + Clay

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