ABOUT PHYSICAL FEST / Physical Theatre Festival, Liverpool




Physical Fest is an international annual physical theatre festival in Liverpool in late May and is hosted by Tmesis Theatre company.

Physical Fest 2017 – 26th May – 3rd June

Download: Physical Fest 2017 brochure

The festival hosts 10 days of unique workshops from internationally renowned practitioners, performances, street theatre, events, debate, networking and ‘Fest Live’, an showcase for new physical work. The festival also hosts the Young Fest Weekend in May, a weekend of performances and workshops for young people, and runs participatory projects throughout the spring as well as Tmesis Theatre Graduate Company: a graduate physical theatre training and performance project.

Physical Fest is the only festival of its kind in Europe that specialises solely in physical theatre, attracting participants and artists locally, nationally and internationally.

To come to the festival is a unique experience with a very warm, welcoming and creative atmosphere which transform the cities venues and spaces during the festival time. It has a mixture of work from local, national and international artists with an emphasis on work that hasn’t been to Liverpool or the UK before.

“I am happy to say that we all had a fantastic time at Physical Fest this year. It was an honour to have been invited to be part of it and perform alongside such good companies” Theatre Re 2016
“Being a part of Physical Fest as an audience member, teacher, and student was a truly enriching experience.  The atmosphere is electric!” Jennifer Essex 2016
Physical fest workshops provide a community, top-notch training and inspiration for a price that’s difficult to beat any where, and they can be a great step towards building professional practice and confidence.”
(Lewis Malcom- Participant 2015)

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