Cornwall Improv Retreat 2021
Spring Retreat 25 - 28 June 2021
2 more retreats added:
17-20 Sep 2021 - Advanced
8-11 Oct 2021 - All Levels
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Places from £499-£699
ADVANCED RETREAT (3+ years improv experience)
ADVANCED retreat improv class objectives:
Identifying your super powers as an improviser & areas you’d like to develop
Designing opportunities for you to practise those developing areas in a supportive environment.
We'll look at things like:
Your go-to characters and how to step out of your character comfort zone
How to consciously choose your style of improv to suit the show, scene or improv partner
Taking off your improv armour - eliminating the stuff that gets in the way of you being beautifully, courageously, vulnerable onstage
ALL LEVELS RETREAT (All improvisers welcome)
ALL LEVELS retreat improv class objectives:
A chance to play with & discover several different styles of improvisation
Focussing on how to connect with your scene partner deeper than ‘Yes and’
Scenes, scenes & more scenes!
We'll look at things like:
Short form games Vs. Longer scenes & show narratives
A character tool kit for broadening your range
Your improv journey - equipping yourself with a rock-solid
foundation for your improv future
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
Locally sourced meals
Kingfisher Barn Blue Room
Lower Marsh Farm
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?
Arrive at the retreat: Friday 17 Sep - between 4-6pm
Leave the retreat: Monday 20 Sep - by Midday
Arrive at the retreat: Friday 8 Oct - between 4-6pm
Leave the retreat: Monday 11 Oct - by Midday
WHERE IS IT?
It's called Lower Marsh farm.
Near Saltash, Cornwall, PL126NG
It's going to be a small (bijou) group. There are only 10 places available.
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
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: 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...
08:00 - A relaxed warming breakfast
09:15 - (Optional) Morning pages & creativity session
10:30 - Improv workshop
13:00 - Tasty lunch
13:30 - Chill and enjoy the retreat facilities
14:30 - Improv workshop
17:00 - Chill and enjoy the retreat facilities
18:30 - Delicious 2 course Dinner
19:30 - The evening is yours. Relax around the fireplace shooting the breeze & playing games in your cottage or unwind in your room.
Also Sunday morning will be extra chill - there will be a retreat masseuse on site for
45-minute massage sessions that can be booked in advance.
On Sunday night 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
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 and ask.