Courses

Making Theatre 

Booking Info
  • TutorJane English
  • Price-
  • Age14 - 18
  • LevelBeginners/Improvers

Sat 13 Jan, 3pm – 5pm | 10 wk Term £84 | Age 14-18yrs | Beginners/Improvers Level

Ever wondered what acting and being on stage is like? This fun course will teach you the skills needed to create and perform contemporary theatre.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for children aged 14 to 18 years. It is open to beginners and improvers levels. Beginners will be introduced to a range of drama techniques and processes and improvers will have the opportunity to develop their existing skills and increase their confidence as performers.

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. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. 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?
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 a theme is chosen and the group will create material inspired by this theme using a range of devising techniques. The students will be taught aspects of acting, rhythm, movement, physical theatre, voice, improvisation, stage presence and character development. Usually the group works towards creating a devised performance piece 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 groups ideas as they evolve.

Do you need to bring anything?
Participants should bring bottled water or a water based drink and wear clothing suitable for movement work.

Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs for this course.

Who is this course is taught by?
Jane English


Please note: Terms run wc Mon 8 Jan 2018 | Half Term break (no session) wc Mon 19 Feb 2018 | End of Term, Final sessions wc Mon 19 Mar 2018 *

*We advise participants to keep the day and time of the course free for Half Term and the week following the end of term free for replacements sessions that may be required due to tutor illness or exceptional circumstances.

Important Information
Our enhanced Safeguarding Policy recommends that we hold emergency contact details for all learning and participation activities (including courses), for children and young people under 18 years old and for supported or vulnerable adults. These are to be completed and signed by parents/carers except young people aged 16-18 and supported/vulnerable adults who are able to sign for themselves.

Completed forms must be handed in to our Sales and Information Team prior to the start of the course.

Participant Enrolment Form