Immersive Theatre Workshop (Follow-Up)

The workshop deepens the dive into immersive performances and game performances.

It updates the theory, but focuses heavily on practice. It teaches how to invite the audience to be part of a performance, offers approaches on how to negotiate consent and breaks down some of the most frequently used mechanisms of interaction. A particular focus is put on how to open up multisensory pathways for the audience and on what kind of audience relationships the participants of the workshop want to further in their own artistic work.

The workshop focuses on design and realization of immersive performances and game performances. It’s meant to work as a continuation course for those who have already completed the Immersive Theatre Workshop.

You will learn
– Creating diverse invitations for audiences
– Applying the most common game structures in immersive performances
– Deepening the questions regarding consent and applying related practices
– Deepening multisensory performing
– Utilizing the potentialities of diverse environments to invite audiences into multisensory experiences

FOR WHOM: 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 before registering.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT: Both happen at the same time at The Center for Everything webshop at

TIME AND PLACE: Fri 8. 3. at 6pm – 10pm, Sat 9. 3. at 1. 30pm – 5. 30pm and Sun 10. 3. 2019 at 1. 30pm – 5. 30pm at Eskus – Performance Center, Puhdistamo (building n:o 6) 2. fl. Official address: Kaasutehtaankatu 1/33, 00540 Helsinki.

PRICE: 100 €

TEACHER: Sami Henrik Haapala 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 participatory performances. They are the artistic director of The Center for Everything.

(Videos from performances ‘The Real Health Center’ and ‘Rave for MAD’. Cinematographer: Arttu Nieminen.)