Dorset, United Kingdom

Full Moon Theatre

when 4 March 2023 - 7 March 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 560

This programme will will recreate the Full Moon Theatre ‘Wonderful Laboratory’ as an opportunity to work together as a community after experiencing the isolation of the pandemic and reflect on the fragility of our ecosystem and on the impact of our design actions. These are critical contemporary issues that are especially relevant in the context of the climate, energy and ecological emergencies that we are facing.

Course leader

Francesco Anselmo

Target group

The programme is open to current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals. Software Requirements: Rhino, Blender, FreeCAD, Python

Course aim

The intention of the Visiting School is to realise the following:
1. Incorporate, develop and build on existing research to DESIGN AND CONSTRUCT A SITE-SPECIFIC OPEN AIR FULL MOON THEATRE, equipped with locally digitally fabricated moonlight reflectors.
2. STAGE A TEST PERFORMANCE REHEARSAL that will be fully illuminated by the light of the moon, without using electricity. 
3. Create an online ‘FULL MOON THEATRE LIBRARY’ which will include all the tools, documentation and techniques developed during the workshop for anyone to use to stage a Full Moon Theatre performance anywhere in the world in the future.

Fee info

GBP 560: The AA Visiting School Full Moon Theatre requires a fee of £560 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership fee, meals and accommodation in Hooke Park, payable by all participants.

*Group concessions available.


10% Concessions for groups of 4 students: £525 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership fee, meals and accomodation.