Courses

Open Relaxed Theatre (PE101 Summer) 

Booking Info
  • TutorRichard Hayhow & Bethan Ball
  • Price-
  • Age-
  • LevelAll Levels

Wed 18 Apr, 4pm - 6pm | 12 wk course £99 | Ages 8 - 13yrs | All Levels

Creative drama sessions for 8-13 year olds on the autistic spectrum or similar! Sessions will be fun and engaging – bringing out and exploring those hidden abilities for improvising and performing – exploring all kinds of interesting and amusing situations and characters. We won’t be working with scripts but will make up our own stories and tales with lots of music and colourful props.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for 8 to 13 years. It is open to all ability levels so is suited to beginners with no previous performance experience, the class will be tailored to the participant’s abilities. All our staff are DBS checked. 

The course is accessible for children and young people with disabilities and the classes are adapted to meet the specific needs of the group. The room is wheelchair accessible and the courses are open to siblings and carers. Please contact us to discuss your specific situation and 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? 

Creative drama sessions for 8-17 year olds on the autistic spectrum or similar! Sessions will be fun and engaging – bringing out and exploring those hidden abilities for improvising and performing – exploring all kinds of interesting and amusing situations and characters. We won’t be working with scripts but will make up our own stories and tales with lots of music and colourful props.

The Open Theatre Company programme directly engages children and young people with learning disabilities in its theatre practice ‘shystering’ as a transformatory tool that develops and enhances their creative and life skills. 

Do you need to bring anything? 

Participants will need to bring a water based drink to every session and wear suitable clothing that allows free movement. You should bring a warmer top to put on after the session. Lessons may be done bare footed.

Are there any additional costs? 

There are no additional costs for this course. 

Who teaches this course? 

Richard Hayhow & Bethan Ball