The School of Busking


The European Busking Course


28, 29, 30 June 2019 Cologne/Bonn



Secure your place with a €100 deposit


The School of Busking was founded in 2006.  Our studios are in Cardiff UK. Our course and school has been featured all over the world. For eight years running The School of Busking also established a Focus on Street Magic with Jeff McBride at the Magic & Mystery School, Las Vegas.  

The School of Busking is proud to present –

 The European Busking course

The European School of Busking street Theatre and Busking Course, Cologne, Germany 2019

(Places are limited and are expected to go fast)

We have drawn together a fantastic team in Europe to help make this a unique, life changing learning experience!  

A fabulous learning environment with an expert teacher

Colin Dymond

Entertainer, School of Busking 2018

Without doubt the best money I have spent on furthering my skills and knowledge of magic and performance.

Mark Keeble

Magician , School of Busking 2018

I’ve been on this course 3 times and I highly recommend it!  I get inspired each time I attend.

Paul Dawson

Magician and entertainer

A 3-day intensive training course  has been running since 2006 – teaching  the finer art of street theater and busking.  The founder, trainer, and host Mario Morris will lead you through a captivating experience consisting of lectures, workshops and performing – both in front of your fellow students and on the streets.   The course is limited to 10 students.

The School of Busking 3 day course  

If you have any questions about the course – please contact Veronica on 07865402281 or email her at

The School of Busking –  is designed to hand over the skills of a street performer.

Learn how to:

    Attract a crowd

    Turn a crowd into an audience

    Keep an audience

    Entertain an audience

    Overlap your material

    Turn your crowd into a paying audience

What Do We Do:

We provide a safe learning fun environment for variety performers from Street Theatre to Cabaret and Stage Acts. A place were you can grow and cultivate your own act and learn the art of  street performing.

Who Is If For:

Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced students of performing art, magicians, circus performers, street entertainers, sideshow performers and the bizarre and unusual.  The list is up to you, Contact us if your not sure or if you have any questions.

How do we do it:

We draw from a wealth of experience of street theatre, cabaret and stage performances providing tips and first class insights, through theory –  we even demonstrate the theory through interactive workshops so we can  put into practice what we have been learning.

The Program

Day one – Theory of Street Performing

Day Two – Street Performing workshops

Day Three – Morning dress rehersal – Open air Street performing


Mario Morris Magician, storyteller, world-renowned outdoor, stage and theatre performer and comedy magician – in 2006 he founded the School of Busking in 2006 in the UK. He specialises in coaching, mentoring and empowering performers to perform. He Is a certified practitioner by Oxford Brookes Universty. He is a guest performer, teacher and coach of the McBride in Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas. He is an expert coach and motivational speaker. He has performed at events across the world with his magic show. He has performed from the street to the stage and has taught many the world over.

School of Busking Street Theatre & Busking Course
School of Busking Street Theatre & Busking Course
Example 3 Day of School of Busking Course Schedule

The Course

The School of Busking – a 3 day course that is designed to hand over the skills of a street performer.

Day one

11am to 5 pm –   There will be  a focus on the theory, tips and ideas. We look in depth at how do you attract a crowd and how to turn a crowd into an audience. How to keep an audience, entertain an audience and how do you get your audience to respond to you.  These are just a handful of subjects we will cover on the day one.

Friday evening – Magic time – share, swap and socialise/

Day two

10am to 5 pm –  Mario will be running the is part of the day and the day will be filled with  workshops and  focusing on your show. On this day break your show down into 3 parts throughout the day. This is were we begin combining the theory  together with your show. First role playing –  attracting an audience – secondly keeping and entertaining your audience –  thirdly getting your audience to respond. Then we tie it all together  and  you rehearse your show in front of the class,were last tips and ideas are shared.

Saturday Evening  – Magic time – share, swap and socialise.

Day Three 

9am to 5pm  This our final day  – but it is far from over!  This is the day we hit the streets – students who choose to now have the chance to street perform. Mario Morris will be looking after the class while we are on the streets. He also takes detailed notes of your show. Performing on the street is not compulsory but highly recommended to put what has learned into practice.

After the shows, we then head back to the School of Busking for feed back session. Feed back is never given on the street we always wait until we return. This has never failed to be an encouraging experience for all involved.

The Program

Day one – Theory of Street Performing

Day Two – Street Performing workshops

Day Three – Morning dress rehersal – Open air Street performing

Accommodation and Food:

Accommodation and food is the responsibility of the student during the course. We have secured fantastic shared accommodation in excellent holiday lets close by to the course.  Excellent rates.  Contact us for more details.


Accommodation and Food:

We have teamed up with local performers who also have fabulous holiday homes just 20 minutes away from Cologne airport.  We will be adding more details here with links and prices for this excellent, shared accommodation at great rates.

All students are responsible for their own food and accommodation over the course weekend.

Outdoor Performance

Any outdoor performance is reliant on weather!  Since 2006, the students have always been able to perform their shows on the streets.  In the case of bad weather we do have an indoor alternative where all students will be able to perform their shows.


“Working with Mario was a great pleasure.  He has years of experience, and, more importantly, knows how to communicate this experience to students of the art.  Patience and professionalism combine to create an excellent learning environment.  We look forward to continuing our classes and including Mario in our programs.”    

Jeff McBride

International Magician, Performer and Teacher , Magic & Mystery School, Las Vegas

Here is what some  previous students have to say about the Course

 “An incredible experience.  As a teacher with more then 20 years in the classroom, I know the amount time and effort it took to pull this off and they did it in every way!  Nothing was held back – all questions answered and all subjects covered! 

Douglas Kennedy


“The school opened up a lot of new opportunities for me. So much so that I’m back again this year, and looking forward to it. If it’s half as good as last year, it’ll be GREAT!  Entertaining in the street for cash requires a different set of skills from other areas of magic, and these skills really help all other areas of performing magic, or even pitching.  Can’t believe there are so many people out there passing up the chance to attend – can’t think where else you’d get so much GREAT info in such a short time. Intensive – sure – but – GREAT! 

Del Boy

Magician and Children's Entertainer

“I found the material and the style of delivery to be both entertaining and probably the most useful educational experience I have ever had”

Neal Alexander

Magician and Street Perfomer

“After the first night of ‘theory’ my head was overflowing with all the information and ideas presented to us. On the Saturday we began to put the ideas of building a crowd, entertaining a crowd and passing the hat together into shows, under Mario’s guidance. On the Saturday I went from having no show at all to having a complete show (though it still needs ALOT of work).

On the Sunday, after a run through of the performances, we headed out onto the streets to perform. It was such a buzz! And it is thanks to Mario that I got out there and did it, not sure that I ever would without his help (thanks Mario).

Aiden Whyte

Hobbyist Performer

“I would recommend the school to anyone looking to further their knowledge of street performance. Once we had soaked up all the knowledge we were giving the chance to workshop our own routines and material and get feedback from the tutors. This process was invaluable because you got the input from three top street performers each of whom have their own style and thoughts” 

Darren Campbell


“…..Mario and Veronica who organised the course, have done so well – they have put so much work and passion into the weekend and I have enjoyed it immensely” 

Nick Stein

Magician and Street Perfomer