BADC Member's Workshops



*** COVID-19 UPDATE: ***

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all BADC workshops and exams have been postponed until further notice. We will endeavour to do our best to keep you up-to-date with developments as they happen. In the meantime the BADC will continue to follow Government guidelines to ensure the safety and continued good health of all our members, teachers, and examiners.

Thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support of the BADC.


Workshops 2020 - Best Value in the Industry!!

Have you paid your Swashbuckler membership? For only £35 per year get access to multiple daylong workshops, where you can practice with some of the UK's best stage combat instructors.

The best value drama training you are likely to find anywhere.

Don't forget you get 12 months free membership with any standard certification. All you have to do is register at Membership.

Swashbuckler Workshops for 2020:

Winter Warfare - January 19th

Spring Salute - Cancelled

Apprentice Assessment Weekend - TBD

Autumn(ish) Ambush - TBD

Greenwood - TBD

Outside London Workshop - TBC


9.45am - 4.30pm (Apprentice/Probationary Sessions until 6pm)


John Archer Way

London, Greater London 
SW18 3SX 

Nearest station - Clapham Junction

To book your place email 

***Please be aware that workshops are restricted to those aged 18+ and that dates are subject to studio availability and may change. Please email for the latest confirmed information***


The BADC is proud to be the longest established stage combat organisation in the UK. Over the years the BADC has enjoyed international recognition as a provider of excellence in teaching quality, curriculum design and assessment rigour.


We are dedicated to advancing of the art of dramatic combat in all forms of performance media. The Academy works hard to raise the standards of dramatic combat safety, performance and teaching within the industry.


  • We train teachers and examiners

  • We hold regular fight workshops

  • We provide examiners for BADC certifications

  • Our teachers offer courses for all levels of experience


Under a BADC certified instructor, actors can train to achieve all levels of qualification in dramatic combat.  The BADC Standard (Level 1) qualification is regarded as the industry benchmark in dramatic combat proficiency. Training beyond Standard continues through a series of higher qualifications in a range of specialised weapon systems.