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Come and take to the High Seas with this workshop with a difference!


Piratical Combat workshop on Land & Sea!


Join us for a dramatic combat workshop with a difference. In the morning we explore movement, footwork, sword handling and preparing scenes with partners.

Then in the afternoon we shall take what has been learnt in the morning out to the Tall Ship Irene in Falmouth Harbour and put the skills into practice in a real shipboard environment.

Once aboard there shall be the opportunity to take pictures and have the fights and actions recorded.

Spaces are limited so please book asap.

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Dates for 2023 coming soon!


Falmouth Cornwall (Morning on Land, Afternoon on the water)



How to book:

Email: for a booking form or

book via Eventbrite* booking fees apply* here





Who is it for?

Any actors, dancers, creative or those who are interested, no previous stage or screen combat experience required. Over 18’s only.

Bear in mind it is a physical workshop and requires a lot of movement and working closely with others, plus you will need to climb aboard the ship.

Why do it?

Workshops in a rehearsal room are great, the opportunity to take your skills on to ‘location’ is an chance not to miss!


About the Irene

Irene is one of the last West Country traditional trading ketches to sail our seas; a 1907 120ft gaffer with a few stories to tell. Built in the docks at Bridgwater in 1907 by FJ Carver and Son, she had a long career hauling cargo, before a period of abandonment and neglect. She has featured in several films and adverts, including Disney’s infamous ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ and is now awaiting you aboard.

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Will we be sailing?

Not on this workshop, Irene will be moored.

How will we get to the ship?

Either by Tender or Water Taxi

What if the weather is bad?

In the event of poor weather we will postpone and look at rescheduling the workshop

I get seasick can I still attend?

You are welcome to sign up however it is your own choice, and we cannot be held responsible if you are unable to take part.

Will there be costume?

Possibly, depending upon sign ups and resources. If you have something you would like to wear, feel free, but do note in the interests of safety we may have to say know to certain items.

Is this safe?

Provided you follow instructions and are responsible yes, this is no more dangerous than other workshops. Before boarding and once onboard there shall be a full safety briefing.

Terms & Conditions

1. Refunds are not offered on places except in the event of our cancelling the course.

2. We reserve the right to alter course times, course content and to cancel the course due to any unavoidable and /or unforeseen circumstances.

3. In the interest of safety of staff, participants we reserve the right to refuse, stop or postpone training at any time.

4. We reserve the right to refuse admission or tuition.

5. Over 18s only.

7. By booking a place on this course, you accept the terms and conditions of the company and release it from blame for any injury during the course.


We suggest all participants have their own private insurance.


COVID 19 cancellation policy/refunds

We will allow participants cancellations/refunds up to 7 days before the course start date if related to COVID 19.

If you are unable to attend due to COVID 19 illness or suspected illness after this date we may offer to roll over your place once to the following course.

Proof maybe required to take advantage of cancellation or refund.

If we cancel the course a refund or roll over of place will be offered.

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