Cornwall Improv Retreats

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Each place on the retreat includes:

  • 3 nights award-winning accommodation. Friday afternoon check in and Monday midday check out.

  • 5 x improv workshops, totalling 10 hours

  • All meals per day  

    • 3 x tasty breakfasts on Saturday, Sunday & Monday 

    • 2 x delicious lunches on Saturday, Sunday 

    • 3 x 2 -course delicious evening meals on Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights

  • Unlimited tea, coffee and local organic juice refreshments 

  • 2 x ‘Your creative practice’ journal sessions 

  • 1 x ‘Your year of improv’ goal planning session

  • 1 x Hoodie & Goodie Bag 

    • A tote bag with your very own Retreat Hoodie

    • Retreat journaling kit

    • Retreat water bottle and other goodies!

  • Mulled wine/hot spiced apple drinks & toasted marshmallows around the campfire

  • Access to all farm facilities including hot tubs, tennis court, beach & nature walks

  • Keep scrolling down for FAQs. . .

Outdoor Hot Tub

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Locally sourced meals

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Orchard Cottage

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Kingfisher Barn Blue Room

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Kingfisher Barn

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Lower Marsh Farm

FAQs

WHAT IS IT? 

It's a long weekend in Cornwall on a lovely farm retreat. The venue is made up of converted barns set amongst fields with orchards, hairy cows and gorgeous nature walks, the perfect place for a joyful weekend of improvising & retreating. 

WHEN IS IT? 

2022 Dates TBA announced soon. Join the mailing list to be first to know.

WHERE IS IT? 

Lower Marsh farm. 

Near Saltash, Cornwall, PL126NG

 

WHO'S GOING? 

It's going to be a small (bijou) group. There are only up to 14 places available, depending on room configuration.

HOW DO I GET THERE? 

Trains from London to Plymouth or Saltash are around £80 return if you book in advance. Then you'll need to book a taxi from the station to Lower Marsh Farm.

WHAT WILL WE DO THERE? 

Aside from doing around 10 hours of Improvisation workshops, you can make use of the retreat facilities like: the outdoor hot tubs, the fire pit, the tennis court, the games room, the indoor log fires, the meditation well, the hammock in the orchard etc.

And there's lush forest and the sea nearby for lovely nature walks too. 

WHERE WILL WE SLEEP? 

There are 2 barns and 1 cottage with bedrooms and bathrooms in. Each room will be made up to have either 1 king size bed or 2 -3 x single beds. 

More info on what the accommodation look likes on the Lower Marsh Farm website

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WHO IS IT FOR?

There are 2 types of retreat: 'Advanced' and 'All Levels'

The September Retreat is for an 'Advanced' level of improv. This is for improvisers with at least 3 years of improv workshops and show experience.

The October Retreat is for 'All Levels'. This one is open to all improvisers. However, if you have never tried an improv class. I will recommend that you complete at least one beginner improv course before committing to a long weekend of it. 

If you're not sure which one to attend just send an email to: hello@mariapeters.co.uk and we can chat it through.

WHAT WILL WE EAT? 

The food is all included! What? I know! The retreat venue can also cater to dietary requirements too. So you will get 3 meals as well as morning and afternoon tea refreshments.  Hurrah! 

Note: You will have to bring our own alcohol, should you want any

WHAT WILL A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?

You’ll wake up, say hello to your room mate if you have one, if not, say hello to the sunshine and chickens outside your window followed by this loose timetable...

 

 08:30 - A relaxed warming breakfast  

 09:15 - (Optional) Morning pages & creativity session 

 10:30 - Improv workshop 

 13:00 - Tasty lunch

 14:00 - Chill and enjoy the retreat facilities

 16:00  - Improv workshop 

 19:00 - Chill and enjoy the retreat facilities

 19:30 - Delicious 2 course dinner 

 20:30 - The evening is yours.  Relax around the fireplace shooting the breeze & playing games in your cottage or unwind in your room.

Also Sundays will be extra chill - there will be a retreat masseuse on site for 45-minute massage sessions that can be booked in advance via Maria Peters.

On Sunday night (weather permitting) there will be an outdoor bonfire with marshmallows & mulled wine/alcohol-free mulled apple cider.

 

HOW MUCH IS IT? 

Prices start from £499 and go to £699 depending on your accommodation type, .

To secure a place you will need to pay a deposit upon booking.

WHAT PROVISIONS ARE THERE FOR ACCESSIBILITY AT THE FARM?

Here are the accessibility guides for each building:

If you have any other questions or needs regarding accessibility or accommodations please get in touch and let's chat through how we can make the retreat welcoming for you. 

I WANT TO COME BUT NEED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, CAN YOU HELP? 

Perhaps we can. This year, in continuing commitment to diversity and access to improv, there is a 10% discount off the full retreat price for anyone within three areas that have been most affected by the events of 2020:  

  • people of colour

  • people from working class backgrounds 

  • people with disabilities

 

For more information on this discount and how to apply, email us at hello@mariapeters.co.uk

WHAT IF COVID CANCELS THE RETREAT?

Due to ever-changing government guidelines regarding Covid 19, this retreat may be cancelled on short notice. Should this happen, all attendees will receive a full refund of fees paid to Maria Peters Associates Ltd. We would strongly advise you hold off buying travel tickets to Cornwall as those costs will be subject to your own insurance and not refunded by Maria Peters Associates Ltd.

WHAT IF I STILL HAVE A QUESTION?

Email hello@mariapeters.co.uk and ask.

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