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British National Stage Combat Workshop 2017

Course Date: 14/08/17 Category: British National Stage Combat Workshop
Venue: Rose Bruford College, Lamorbey Park, Sidcup, DA15 9DF

Monday 14th - Saturday 26th of August 2017

Rose Bruford College, Lamorbey Park, Sidcup DA15 9DF

Once Again we are Proud and Privileged to Bring you...

The British National Stage Combat Workshop

Our flagship workshop, the BNSCW, is back - new and improved with Residential Option for Wandering Participants!

If you've ever fancied yourself as an action hero or swashbuckling adventurer then the British National Stage Combat Workshop is the place to start!

The BNSCW includes a Basic Workshop for beginners with little or no stage combat experience, and an Intermediate and Advanced Workshop for those who already hold their Basic certificate with us, or with another recognised stage combat organisation. To ensure a high staff-to-student ratio, numbers for the Basic workshop will be limited.

BASIC WORKSHOP - Rapier & Dagger / Unarmed Combat

If you have little or no experience of stage combat and have always wanted to learn then this is the course for you. Offering a thorough foundation in Unarmed Combat and swordplay with Rapier & Dagger, with equal emphasis on safety, technique, style and performance, the BASSC Basic is equivalent to the stage combat training that you would receive at an accredited drama school. At the end of the course, you have the opportunity to take the Fight Performance Test for adjudication by a BASSC examiner and receive our industry-recognised certificate. No prior experience is necessary.

INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED WORKSHOP - Sword + Shield and 18th Century Smallsword

For those who already hold a Basic certificate from a recognised stage combat organisation, this workshop introduces two alternative weapon styles, with further specialised acting classes to enhance and develop your stage combat performance skills. Slash and Bash with 'Sword and Board' (or Sword and Shield to be precise), or Liaise Dangerously with the Deadly Point of the Smallsword

Renew your existing certificates! Refresh your stage combat technique! Just come and Play!
Renewals run in the first week of the BNSCW, Monday - Thursday. One weapon per day. You can sign up for as many renewal days as you like.
Please note that Renewal workshops will only run if we have sufficient student numbers.

  • Specialist acting classes with our Master Teachers and Fight Directors in the performance of action and violence!
  • Residential Option for those travelling from afar!

Course Fees (main workshops) are £599.00 or £549.00 for BASSC Members

Early Booking Discount available

Book before 31st March: £499/£450 (members)

Book before 31st May: £550/£499 (members)

Renewal Fees are £80.00 (one day); £150.00 (two days) or £65.00 / £125.00 for BASSC Members

To book a place on the Workshop or for Further details, please contact or


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