Ever wondered what acting and being on stage is like?
Try out a fun course that 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 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.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for children aged 10 to 13 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. 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. 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.
Do you need to bring anything?
Participants should bring bottled water or a water based drink and wear clothes suitable for movement work.
Are there any additional costs?
There are no additional costs for this course.
Who is this course is taught by?
All visitors over 18 (unless medically exempt)must wear face coverings at MAC for the safety of staff and audiences, including in our theatre, cinema, galleries, and in meeting rooms, unless consuming food or drink. Thank you for your co-operation. /// Please read our Visitor Guidelines before booking your course.