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About Making Theatre (YP02 Autumn)

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 open to all ability levels. We provide a learning support worker and all our staff are DBS checked. Parents are not expected to accompany children on the course.

The course is accessible for children of all abilities who can participate in practical art and craft activities. Elements of this class may be physically demanding. A parent or carer may assist their child if required but must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs.

Age ranges are set carefully to consider 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.

Dates and times

  • September – December