For groups

Our free workshops are aimed at trainees from all fields, elementary and secondary school teachers, educators and other interested groups of ten or more people. In these we reflect on theatre pedagogical methods with regard to their applicability in our own (pedagogical) environment.

The basic prerequisite for a study day, elective module or training workshop is a visit by the training group (min. 10 people) to a performance at the GRIPS Theater. Our training workshops currently only take place online via zoom (on request on BigBlueButton).

Training days

  • (Digital) study day with GRIPS

    Theatre pedagogical methods can be easily integrated into pedagogical work. For your study day, we offer a training program of up to three hours for all teachers and educators at your school – free of charge!

    We adapt the group size to the respective hygiene regulations or are happy to conduct the study day digitally. In return, we look forward to your teaching staff or several classes visiting us at the GRIPS Theater.

    Choose from the following focal points:

    • Team spirit for class, group and staff
    • Theatrical treatment of factual topics
    • Theatre between stage and screen
    • Theatre climate campaign
  • Digital elective module for trainee teachers

    Create an elective module of the traineeship in and with GRIPS Theater! Using the example of a production, we deal with the embedding of theatre visits in the classroom. How do I prepare students for going to the theatre? How do I get into conversation with the class afterwards (playfully)? How can I make the topics of the staging interactively usable for my lessons and think further? In order to develop skills, each trainee teacher applies the newly acquired methods him or herself in the course of a visit to a performance with his or her own learning group and is advised on theatre pedagogy.

Please direct all inquiries to: 

Contact: Wiebke Hagemeier and Fabian Schrader
Email: fortbildung[at]grips-theater.de

Training workshops

  • Theatre between stage and screen

    This workshop is an offer for all educators in elementary and secondary schools who would like to use the TheaterPowerPackages in their lessons, but would like the lines from the packages to come to life. Free download at: www.grips.online/bewegen

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Theatre climate campaign

    Based on our current production “Himmel, Erde, Luft und Meer”, we explore theatre and environmental educational approaches in order to talk about the big topic of “climate change”, to address pressing questions and to encourage people to participate in climate protection.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Identity and Storytelling

    Especially in the pandemic, contact restrictions make personal contact difficult. In this workshop, we will find creative ways to promote exchange about the realities of our lives, to share feelings and to tell common stories.

    All subject areas | Performing Games, German

    Duration: 2 hours
    Also available as a digital workshop.

  • Breath and voice

    Bettina Koch, the répétiteur of GRIPS Theater, reveals breathing techniques and methods from voice training for a strong voice when singing and speaking.

    For compulsory module 1: Basics of the teaching profession | All fields

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Democracy in the process – Methods in which everyone has a say

    Theatre pedagogy offers a variety of methods with which democratic action and participation can also be practiced in the classroom. Let us find low-threshold and playful ways in which as many people as possible can express themselves, participate in decisions, ask questions and have answers.

    UT: Democracy Education | To compulsory module 4: Lesson arrangement | All fields

    Duration: 2 hours

  • The confident appearance

    The classroom is also a stage. In this workshop we use practical theatre exercises to get to the bottom of the secrets of confident performance, effective presentation, authenticity, body language and voice. We provide suggestions that support both teachers and students in their daily behaviour.

    For compulsory module 1: Basics of the teaching profession | All fields

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Conflict_Potentials

    In this workshop we use theatre pedagogical methods to view conflicts constructively and from a multi-perspective through a functioning group climate.

    UT: Violence prevention | To compulsory module 3: Conflict and violence prevention | All fields

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Work on factual topics theatrically

    We are convinced that theatre pedagogical methods can be used in all subjects. Using examples from subjects such as mathematics, history, physics and social studies, this workshop provides suggestions for topic-specific theatre pedagogy in the classroom.

    For compulsory module 4: Lesson arrangement | All fields

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Stage writing in the (digital) classroom

    From the method bag for stage and creative writing, this workshop provides suggestions for finding reasons to write in the classroom, solving writer’s block and shaping self-composed texts with your own body.

    All fields | Performing Games, German

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Theatre for all events

    This workshop offers a repertoire of invigorating, relaxing, fun and concentration-promoting theatre-pedagogical exercises for in between.

    For compulsory module 1: Basics of the teaching profession | All fields

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Theatre in the day care centre

    This workshop conveys playful methods for the simple use of theatre in day-to-day life.

    To the play FOUR ARE HERE, for educators

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Everyone can talk about theatre! But how?

    Using the example of a jointly attended performance, this workshop provides you with a method case of follow-up formats so that you can talk creatively and playfully about what you have seen with a group. It shows possibilities to return the theatre experience to one’s own living environment and to think further.

    For compulsory module 4: Lesson arrangement | All fields

    Duration: 2 hours

Corona rules for our training courses:

Since 15 November 2021, our training courses have been subject to the 2G rule in accordance with the Berlin Senate's Corona Ordinance. This means that participation is only possible under the following conditions:

  • Full vaccination protection against COVID-19 or recovery (maximum 6 months ago). Proof of (digital) vaccination certificate or proof of recovery in comparison with photo ID.
  • All participants in the GRIPS training courses must wear an FFP2 mask.
  • We ask all participants to quickly test themselves on the day at their own responsibility – better safe than sorry.

The health of our audience is our top priority – this is the only way we can create the safest possible theatre experience for everyone. Thank you for your understanding! We look forward to seeing you!

Please direct all enquiries to:

Contact: Wiebke Hagemeier and Fabian Schrader
Email: fortbildung[at]grips-theater.de