Event Information

One giant leap for mankind! 50 years ago Apollo 11 landed on the moon. During this special drama camp you will be inspired by the moon, a source of wonder and inspiration. You will learn how to  creating illuminating pieces of theatre and discover inventive ways to use light and shadow within a performance.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. It is open to beginners, children who are doing drama for the first time as well as returners who have attended drama classes previously. Parents are not expected to accompany children on this course. All our staff are DBS checked.

Elements of this class are quite physically demanding. The course may be accessible for children with disabilities. The tutor has level 1 British Sign Language, we can provide a learning support worker and a parent or carer may assist their child if required. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your particular needs.

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.

What will you learn on this course?

During this camp, children will learn about drama through fun games and exercises that will introduce them to different performance skills.

The tutor will introduce innovative methods of theatre making, including using overhead projectors to incorporate light and shadow within a performance.

The areas covered will include tableaux, acting, movement, voice and character. Participants will be encouraged to be creative and use their imagination

Games and play will be used to find interesting ways of using the body and creating characters. The students will then be encouraged to incorporate these into short scenes which they will work on in groups.

This course will also enable the children to develop their confidence, creativity, group work, speaking, listening and performance and presentation skills.

A short performance will be presented on the final day for friends and family.

MAC CREATIVE CAMPS take place during school holidays, the camps run from between 2-5 days and offer intensive learning experiences across a variety of art forms. The last day of the camp may include a sharing event or performance for parents. 

Our camps run from 10am to 3pm each day, with a 1-hour lunch break and children are fully supervised at all times by experienced DBS-checked staff.  

Optional Childcare Add-Ons 

However, we know families have differing needs so we’ve structured optional add-on elements to help busy parents.  

Extra Hours 

  • 4 additional hours of supervised childcare which fit around the course or camp, so that your child’s day runs from 8.30am – 5.30pm (flexible drop-off and collection times within these hours).  
  • During these hours we offer further fun activities and entertainment for your child including film-screenings and games, allowing them extra time with their friends. 
  • Please note that Extra Hours does not include any food. 

Food Package 

  • Breakfast 
  • Lunch from our Café menu 
  • Afternoon snack 

We provide vegan and vegetarian options and can cater for allergies and intolerances with notice. As an alternative you are welcome to provide a packed lunch, or if you would prefer to send your child with money to select from the café themselves, we will ensure they are accompanied by suitable trained staff. 

Do I need to bring anything?

Participants should bring bottled water or a water based drink and their own lunch to eat on a supervised one-hour break if you are not opting to purchase the optional Childcare Add-ons with or without food.

All materials and equipment is provided.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs. The course price includes all materials and firing of your work. Work is usually twice fired and is available for pick up 4 weeks following the course.

Who teaches this course?

Jane English