The Hijinx Residencies


The Hijinx Residencies

After a fantastically successful first round of residencies from 2011-2013 in which we welcomed Complicite, John Wright, Frantic Assembly and Spymonkey to Cardiff amongst others, we are delighted that ACW offered us a  second training grant to continue our residencies.

During 2013 - 2014 we will again be inviting super-hot theatre companies and practitioners to lead week long, and sometimes longer, workshops for local practitioners and our own learning disabled performers.  The workshops are happening in Cardiff and, thanks to generous support from Arts Council of Wales, the price of a week long course starts at £150 - for a whole week!  That's like £30 a day!

This group is the place to find out all the new news, including full programme details, dates, prices.  But more than that, we want to create a place where you and we can share our thoughts, learnings and ideas from the courses.  Let us know what you thought of them, and who you'd like to see on the programme in future - we are ALL ears (and fingers, for typing).

Location: Cardiff
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Latest Activity: Apr 7

The Hijinx Residencies Programme

Frantic Assembly

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

19 June - 1 July 2017

Venue: Nova Centre, Prestatyn then Galeri, Caernarfon

Fee: £250

For more info on the Residency and to download an application form click here


If you are interested in booking a place, please note that there is a selection process as spaces are limited.  You will need to complete a short application form. To request an application form email If your application is approved you will need to pay for the workshop in full before the first day.

Working inclusively

If you have never worked alongside learning disabled performers The Hijinx Residencies are a fantastic opportunity to do so.  A number of places at each course will be allocated to students from the Hijinx Academy, our advanced drama training course for talented learning disabled actors.  Come ready to work in a lively, empowering and massively enjoyable environment.


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Comment by Hijinx Theatre on April 7, 2017 at 15:43

For our next Residency, we welcome back the brilliant Frantic Assembly. Find out more here:

Comment by Hijinx Theatre on October 13, 2015 at 12:34

SPYMONKEY are back with us next month, running Residencies in both North and South Wales. Find out more here -

Comment by Hijinx Theatre on April 30, 2014 at 11:06

Punchdrunk Residency deadline for application is tomorrow! Get you ap in asap by following this link to take part in this unique training opportunity working with Punchdrunk Enrichment and Hijinx Theatre to devise a site specific performance in Cardiff City Centre

Comment by Hijinx Theatre on April 9, 2014 at 15:19

Our residency with Blind Summit is now full - but we have just released details of our next residency with the amazing Punchdrunk in June! Details of how to apply to be part of this immersive performance project in the centre of Cardiff can be found here

Comment by Hijinx Theatre on March 11, 2014 at 14:40

First participants accepted onto our Blind Summit puppetry residency today - still few place left and we're open for applications - click here to find out more

Comment by Hijinx Theatre on March 4, 2014 at 13:56

Look out in the coming weeks for more announcements of exciting residencies in Cardiff, we talking Punch Drunk, Volcano and Ridiculusmus!

Comment by Hijinx Theatre on May 30, 2013 at 20:52
Still a couple of places left on this residency with Frantic Assembly - really is a fantastic opportunity to work with two of Frantics most experienced performers, plus a couple of days with company Artistic Director and founder Scott Graham (also choreographer of multi award winning National Theatre production of A Dog In The Night Time and NTW's Praxis Makes Perfect). The residency will also have No Fit State Circus designer Rhian Mathews on board to make sure we all look fab for the performances at Unity Festival which the residency will culminate in, followed by the End of Festival Party - you really don't want to miss this!
Comment by Hijinx Theatre on February 20, 2013 at 12:24

We still have a few places left on our upcoming residency with the fantastic John Wright (Told by and Idiot, Trestle) get in touch with me at if you would like to apply - our final residency of the series and a snip at £100 for the full week!

Comment by Ben Pettitt-Wade on January 30, 2013 at 12:29

Still a few places left on our Clowning in The Real World workshop with Comlicite's Joyce Henderson! Get in touch if you'd like to be involved - all details here

Comment by Hijinx Theatre on December 20, 2012 at 17:31

Another workshop has now been confirmed with Complicite led by the lovely Joyce Henderson - Clowning in the Real World - all details here


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