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.

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! 

    Choose from the following focal points:

    • Team spirit for class, group and staff
    • The # GRIPSistda-TheaterPowerPackages in action: Practical application support
    • Creating spaces – how does digital theatre become three-dimensional?
    • Active and creative writing in the digital world
    • Musical journey with the fabulous Millibillies (from May)
    • Theatre climate campaign (from May)
  • 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

  • The GRIPS TheaterPowerPackages in Action: Practical application support (digital)

    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 (from May, digital)

    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

  • Identität und Storytelling

    Gerade in der Pandemie erschweren die Kontaktbeschränkungen den persönlichen Kontakt. In diesem Workshop finden wir kreative Wege, um den Austausch über unsere Lebensrealitäten zu befördern, Gefühle zu teilen und um gemeinsame Geschichten zu erzählen.

    Alle Fachbereiche | Darstellendes Spiel, Deutsch

    Dauer: 2 Stunden
    Auch als digitaler Workshop anfragbar.

  • 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 class

    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

The basic requirement is a visit to a performance at GRIPS theater of the training group. No previous experience is necessary. Appointments by arrangement. The workshops take place either at your school/facility or, depending on capacity, at our theatre.

Please note: As long as there is no public traffic at GRIPS Theater, we only offer digital training on Zoom (on request on BigBlueButton). A visit to the performance is not a prerequisite. Nevertheless, we would like to draw your attention to our current streams on our GRIPS blog and we look forward to you staying in touch with us through the GRIPS theater plays.

Please direct all inquiries to: 

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