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 12 to 21-year-olds to immerse themselves completely in physical theatre practice, working with renowned professional artists to make and present original work.


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.

Physical Fellowship 2020

Monday 29 June – Thursday 2 July 2020

Is your school or youth group interested in being part of the Physical Fellowship in 2020?

Physical Fellowship 2020 is recruiting young performers to take part in an intensive devising process around the theme of extinction. Working with Highly Sprung artists to create a 20-minute piece of thought-provoking and inspiring physical performance.

“A wonderful combination of fun and hard work and a great opportunity to take part in an intensive devising process.”

What People Say

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!

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