Clowning Around

For adults 18 years +

Level: Core Techniques

Release your inner silliness! A seriously fun course that will equip you with the improvisational and crowd reading skills to discover and develop your own comic character. Explore the magic of the European red nose tradition and contemporary clowning techniques. Highly recommended for all performers.

Course components

  • Expand your improvisational skills through group games and exercises
  • Learn and apply physical clowning techniques to discover your unique clown
  • Practise and learn to love the art of failure


  • Development of your own clown including costume, name and material
  • Ability to read and respond to a crowd
  • Release tensions and inhibitions in performance

Not sure which course is most suitable for you?
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Some performance experience recommended

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via email or sms.

*Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
*Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
*Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.


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