5Elements WitcherSchool

Something ends, something new begins

Witcher School was a blockbuster larp organized by Polish company 5 Żywiołów in years 2015-2022.

It was marvelous 7 years! We want to thank thousands of participants from all over the world, for trusting us and joining us on the Path as well as hundreds of people responsible for making it happen throughout these years. Together we created an impactful story, that exists not only in our hearts and memories but also in lots of articles and was even mentioned in books.

We encourage you to take part in our other events that will be announced soon. Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media to be updated!

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Witcher School

Is an adult adventure, inspired by the Witcher game and the books of Andrzej Sapkowski

All’s been read and played? Now it’s time to live it! Experience a thrilling story at a real castle!

Combat. Magic. Friendship. Sacrifice. Are you ready?

Become a witcher adept

Learn fencing, archery, blacksmithing, alchemy and many other abilities, hunt down monsters alongside your companions, learn the secrets of grim castles, unravel the intrigues of kings and sorceresses, make difficult moral choices…and live with the consequences.

Stay at a real castle

Sleep, eat and train in a real castle, turned into a true witcher’s lair. You’ll not only meet your companions and teachers, but also the characters well known from the game and books – flirting with Filippa Eilhart, a friendly spar with Vesemir, a tete-a-tete with Iorveth or a demonic pact with Gaunter O’Dim – all is possible!

Prospect adepts

All adults who wish to become witchers – the Law of the Surprise discriminates against no one!

The ticket includes

lodging and food


a living, breathing world

classes with professional tutors

classes with professional tutors

a one-of-a-kind character and a character sheet

a one-of-a-kind character and a character sheet

a big cast of actors


an adventure of a lifetime

unforgettable memories

Witcher School in a nutshell

If you never had any contact with immersive experiences and the word larp tells you nothing, if you want to know how does it all work – this chapter is just for you!

Here you can find a link to the short pdf document that will explain what the Witcher School is all about, what to expect from the experience and why for many participant it is an adventure of a lifetime.

Witcher School in a nutshell

The Witcher School takes place in the spring and autumn

The tickets for the upcoming events are released around six months before the events. We announce the dates beforehand as the sale goes quite fast. Sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media if you want to stay updated!

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    5 Żywiołów are specialists in delivering the impossible!

    Making the dreams of our participants true since 2005 – with passion and dedication

    Making the dreams of our participants true since 2005 – with passion and dedication.

    We specialize in creating a full 360° illusion of alternative worlds which you can enjoy during larps, city games and other events.

    We can do this thanks to professional special and pyrotechnical effects, detailed scenography and an enormous collection of costumes and our dedicated crew – this is what creates the vivid, multi-layered story that everyone can be a part of!



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    Upgrade your kit

    5 Żywiołów larp store will provide you with all the props, costumes, weapons, armour and sfx makeup you’ll ever need. Anything that can come in handy on the Path can be found here, in the biggest larp store in Poland. Delivered to you straight to the castle for the event.


    Imagine, that you can live - really live, not only read about - the fantastic adventures you know from books and games. For four days you will become the hero you’ve always wanted to be and experience the thrill of the monster hunt, the grueling witcher training, breathtaking feats of magic, love, loss, friendship... In the world inspired by the game The Witcher by CD Project Red and Andrzej Sapkowski’s Saga.

    No prior knowledge of Witcher lore is necessary in order to enjoy the game. If you’d like to read up - we can point you to some resources.

    The event lasts for 4 days (Thursday afternoon to Sunday morning), and takes place in beautiful Polish castles in Lower Silesia. Thursday afternoon is arrivals and accreditation. Thursday evening - the game starts, lasting through Friday and Saturday. Saturday night marks end of game and afterparty. Sunday is breakfast and goodbyes.There is also a pre-party on Wednesday evening if you’d like to get to know your co-participants.

    Depends on your mode of transportation. We will gladly provide tips on reaching the venue in the most convenient way and we also provide a bus from and to the Wroclaw International Airport to the castle at a small fee.

    The Witcher School is for any adult person who wishes to become a witcher - regardless of their gender, personal beliefs or background. To see if this is a larp for you, read our Design Document and make an informed choice about participating. You can also contact us at [email protected]

    Don’t worry. If you can read through this FAQ, the Code of Conduct and Design Doc, then you have no reasons to worry. We’ve many players from all over the world for whom English is not their first language and they manage just fine - and so will you!

    Witcher School costs between 450-550 , depending on your lodging. All players are staying in a castle, in rooms for 1-5 people. We provide accomodation, 3 meals a day (supper on the day the game starts, breakfast on the day the game ends), basic kit (which you can buy at the end of the game if you choose), safe weapons,in-game trainings with professional instructors and first and foremost - an unforgettable adventure!

    If you’d rather bring your own outfit - we have a whole gallery of inspirations for you, have a look here. Please keep in mind that we don’t accept Calimacil weapons on our larps - in this case you can rent one from us.

    While Witcher School is indeed modelled after a bootcamp, physical fitness is not a requirement for attending. Activities are opt-out, the players themselves regulate the amount of fatigue, physical labor and the intensity of the game and there are appropriate workshops to allow you to moderate your game.

    That depends. Polish castles are generally not very accessible to people using wheelchairs or having other difficulties with walking (steep stairs, etc.). However, we do welcome all Witcher fans to our events -- including those with disabilities -- and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Please reach out to us at [email protected] with details on your disability or other limitations, and we'll let you know if we can make the event work for you.

    The places we host the events at have vegan, gluten free and other options, but we need to be notified in advance so we can also inform the venue. It is best to include all such information in the signup form.

    Out of game The Witcher School has a very firm policy on discrimination of any kind, physical and emotional violence - and such behavior will not be tolerated.

    In game it is possible to encounter themes of violence (including sexual), racism, classism, sexism, poverty, war, hunger, disability, sickness, manipulation, etc. It is possible to not have any of these themes included directly in your character sheet, but we do not warrant that you will not come in contact with the mentions of those themes.

    The participant’s safety is a key value for us. Witcher School is preceded by a series of workshops explaining the safety mechanics and tools that are meant to ensure the players have adequate tools to stay safe during the game. Appointed emotional safety staff is available all the time throughout the game to address any issues that might arise and also provide comfort if necessary. A trained medical professional is available on site. Any and all issues can be raised with the organizer team. If you have a suggestion on improving safety at WS - please contact us at [email protected] or anonymously at askanything.com

    Awesome! We start ticket sales around 6 months before the events. We announce the exact dates of sales beforehand so to stay updated sign in to our newsletter and follow us in social media. If you want to check if there are tickets left in stock - click here and be redirected to our online store.


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