About Making Theatre Beginners (Summer)

Interested in acting and want to be on the stage? This fun course will teach you the skills needed to create and perform contemporary theatre.

What will you learn on this course?

This course explores contemporary approaches to creating performance. Through various theatre games and exercises, young people will develop their confidence, creativity, group work, speaking, listening, and performance and presentation skills.

Each term focuses on a specific theme, and the group will create material inspired by this theme using a range of devising techniques. The students will explore aspects of acting, rhythm, movement, physical theatre, voice, improvisation, stage presence, and character development. The group will work towards creating a devised performance piece to showcase to family at the end of term.

The tutor works closely with the group to choose an appropriate theme for the performance, facilitates a range of devising exercises and tasks, and teaches specific performance skills in response to the group’s ideas as they evolve.

The course will help create confidence, wellbeing, social skills and resilience. All activities will be tailored to fit each student’s needs and personality.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for children aged 10 to 14 years. It is for beginner level and children don’t need any previous experience.

The course is accessible for children with disabilities who can participate in theatre activities. Elements of this class may be physically demanding. Parents are not expected to accompany children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.

We provide a learning support worker and a parent or carer may assist their child if required. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support, please contact us in advance of booking to discuss your needs.

The room is wheelchair accessible. All our staff are DBS checked.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.

Do you need to bring anything?

Participants should bring bottled water and wear clothes suitable for movement work.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course?

Megan Parker

Dates and times

  • April – July