Immersive Theatre Workshop

We will announce here when we’ll next organise the Immersive Theatre Workshop.

The workshop teaches theory and especially practice of immersive and participatory performances. Immersive performances are usually understood as performances that immerse the audience in the stage setting of a performance, but understood in a larger context it means performances that challenge the traditional position of the audience in a performance. Participatory performances point to a wide variety of performances that use f. e. the tools of game design and activism to expand the traditional concept of performance.

The workshop focuses on the planning and realisation of immersive and participatory performances.

It teaches you to

  • History, definitions and characteristics of immersive theatre

  • Consider the political dimensions of participatory performances

  • Game design in performing arts

  • Mechanisms of participation

  • Negotiation of intimacy and basic concepts of consent

  • Multisensory performing technique in relation to a participant

  • Sensing and understanding the environment as shaper of meaning



Eskus – Performance Center, Puhdistamo (building n:o 6) 2. fl.. Official address: Kaasutehtaankatu 1/33, Helsinki, Finland.


The workshop is meant especially for professionals and students of performing arts. If you are not part of these send a short motivation letter to office (at) before registering.


Both happen at the same time at The Center for Everything webshop in Holvi.


100 €

You can cancel your registration until one month before the workshop. If you cancel later than that, you will be charged 50 % of the registration fee. If you cancel later than one week before the workshop, you will be charged the whole workshop fee.


Samee Haapa is an actor FIA, dancer, live art maker, an anthropologist and a dj. They have produced, directed and performed 20 years both in institutions and as a freelancer in Finland and abroad. They are currently finishing their artistic doctoral thesis in the Theatre Academy at the University of the Arts Helsinki with a focus on immersive and game performances. They teach immersive theatre regularly f.e. in Theatre Academy Helsinki and Aalto University. They are the artistic director of The Center for Everything.


Immersive Theatre Workshop is committed to the principles of safer space. This means respect for all genders, sexualities, backgrounds, bodies and abilities. Racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic or other oppressive behavior is not allowed.

(Photo from a performance ‘Supreme Beings’. Photo: Arttu Nieminen.)