Fighting for Stage & Screen

From slaps and hair pulls to kicking and punching, unarmed moves are the most common stage combat techniques actors are likely to come across, alongside knife work.

Our Introduction to Fighting for Stage and Screen course is suitable for complete beginners and ideal for anyone interested in theatre, musical theatre, opera or film. It will provide you with an excellent foundation to cope with being cast in many roles requiring fights.

Course Content

You will build a foundation in many stage combat techniques, enhancing your acting skill set and teaching techniques to keep you safe in your theatrical fights:

  • Introduction to fundamental stage combat techniques both unarmed and with a knife
  • Application of those techniques through performed choreographed fights
  • Learn to work effectively as a fight partner
  • Gain an understanding of safety and how to spot good and bad practice
  • Acting the fight
  • Understand performing fights for an audience